Judges confirmed to DC Court of Appeals
Washington, D.C.: Two new judges were sworn into the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in February of 2012. Corinne Ann Beckwith and Catherine Easterly both previously served as attorneys in the Appellate Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. They were nominated by Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Beckwith clerked for Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens and Judge Richard Cudahy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Since 1999 she has been with the District of Columbia's public defender's office. She is a native of Grand Rapids, MI and earned her law degree in 1992 from the University of Michigan Law School.
Easterly was with private firm Stillman & Friedman (now Stillman, Friedman & Schechtman), an attorney with the Office of the Appellate Defender and most recently served as an attorney in the public defender service's Special Litigation Division. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale College and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
- Blog of Legal Times "Senate Confirms Seven to D.C. Courts and Agencies," November 22, 2011
- The Grand Rapids Press "Creston High grad named to Washington, D.C. court," January 30, 2012
- Blog of Legal Times "D.C. Appeals Court Judge Corinne Beckwith Sworn In," February 6, 2012
- Blog of Legal Times "Public Defender Nominated to D.C. Court of Appeals," August 2, 2011