The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia congratulates Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring on the historic accomplishment of being named as Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court. She is the first woman to hold this position.
At this critical point in the Superior Court’s (and our nation’s) history, proven leadership, ingenuity, and a commitment to equal justice under the law could not be more important. In addition to her tireless work on the bench, Chief Judge Josey-Herring has been an ardent supporter of others, an active and engaged member of the legal community, and a mentor to many. She is an active member of the Women’s Bar Association – among many other organizations in the community – and has mentored attorneys in the WBA’s Mentor program. She has been a panelist at WBA events, speaking about effective oral advocacy and the impact of gender and race on how women lawyers are perceived (including most recently as part of our event, Where are the Black Women Lawyers in Leadership Positions?).
We wish Chief Judge Josey-Herring the best in her tenure.