Chief Judge Eric Washington - Bio
The Honorable Eric T. Washington was appointed Chief Judge
of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 2005 and is
currently serving his third consecutive four year term as Chief
Judge and as Chair of the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration for the
District of Columbia. Read more...
Waymaker - An interview with Chief Judge Eric T. Washington
Chief Judge Eric T. Washington, a member of the District of Columbia Court of
Appeals since 1999, has served with distinction as its chief judge since 2005.
He is one of a small cadre of African-American chief judges in the nation. Prior
to his appointment to the court by President Clinton, he served as an associate judge
with the D.C. Superior Court and was a partner with the firm of Hogan and Hartson. Read more...
Chief Judge Washington Elected President of the Conference of Chief Justices
(WASHINGTON)- D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric T. Washington has been elected President of
the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), a national organization that promotes the interests and
effectiveness of state judicial systems by developing policies and educational programs designed to
improve court operations. CCJ also acts as the primary representative of the state courts before Congress
and federal executive agencies. Chief Judge Washington has also been named Chair of the Board of
Directors of the National Center for State Courts, Read more...
A Conversation with Chief Judge Washington
On August 5 Eric T. Washington took the oath of office as the new chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Washington has been an associate judge on the Court of Appeals since 1999, serving as cochair of the Strategic Planning Leadership Council for the District of Columbia courts and as a member of the Standing Committee on Fairness and Access to the D.C. Courts and the newly created Access to Justice Commission. He was an associate judge on the Superior Court from 1995 to 1999.
A Conversation with D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Eric Washington
During his first three years as chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Eric T. Washington has tackled major issues such as reducing the court’s backlog of cases and improving disposition rates; overseeing the continuing renovation of the Old Courthouse in Judiciary Square, the court’s future home; and addressing personnel shortages caused by budget restraints. Read more...