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Hispanic Heritage Month: DC Courts Recognize Hispanic Leaders

on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:13

The District of Columbia Courts recognized members of the Hispanic community at the CORO Awards ceremony on Friday, October 10. CORO, which stands for Community Outreach Recognition Opportunity, is a program organized by the DC Courts to recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated excellence and a strong commitment in serving the Latino community and the District of Columbia.

Chief Judge Eric Washington opened the ceremony with remarks highlighting diversity and the role of the courts in the community.

New DC Superior Court Magistrate Judge Sworn In

on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:39

On Monday, October 6, 2014 Adrienne Noti was sworn in as a magistrate judge for District of Columbia Superior Court by Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield. Magistrate Judge Noti has a background in family law, having served as Managing Attorney for Family Law for the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program.  Practicing for ten years, she also served as Director of the Women and the Law Clinic at American University’s Washington College of Law. There she supervised the representation of clients in family law cases in D.C.

DC Superior Court celebrates National Recovery Month with a Drug Court Graduation and Cookout

on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:45

The DC Superior Court celebrated National Recovery Month on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 with a Drug Court graduation and cookout at Fort Lincoln Park in northeast DC.
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Working with and for the Community: Community Clean-Up Days

on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:15

The Community Service Program (CSP) in the Criminal Division, in conjunction with the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW), Special Operations Division coordinated two successful Community Service Clean-Up Days on May 31, 2014 and July 5, 2014.  The Community Service Program (CSP) has worked with the Department of Public Works, Special Operations Division over the last three years as a site for misdemeanor defendants to complete community service hours.

DC Courts in the Community - Community Day at The Arc

on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:39

On Saturday, July 26th, the DC Courts joined in the festivities of Community Day hosted by the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at The Arc in Southeast, DC.  This annual event allowed our Court volunteers to inform over 60 District residents about the Superior Court’s self-help resource centers while answering questions about jury duty as well as court events.  

DC Courts volunteers at Community Day
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Superior Court Program Receives Award for Assistance During Navy Yard Shooting

on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:56

DC Superior Court CVCP Staff (left to right) Donald Younger, Director, Laura Banks-Reed, & Carmella Gonzalez
On Monday, June 23rd, the Navy bestowed the Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) an Award of Merit for Group Achievement for its immediate response to victims and families of victims affected by the Navy Yard shooting last September.  CVCP Director Laura Banks-Reed accepted the award at the naval base in Southwest DC.  Reed was accompanied by two members of her staff, Donald Younger and Carmella Gonzalez, along with the Executive Director of the DC Courts Anne Wicks and Clerk of the Superior Court Duane Delaney.

Hearing news of the award, Superior Court Chief Judge Satterfield said:

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