The Commission consists of seven members; two lay persons, four attorneys, and one federal judge.
The following authorities appoint members:
- President of the United States (1)
- Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar (2)
- Mayor of the District of Columbia (2)
- City Council of the District of Columbia (1)
- Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1).
All terms are for six years, except the presidential appointment is a five-year term.
The members do not receive a salary. The Commission members elect a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson annually. The Commission usually meets every month except the month of August.
Terms of Commission Members
Jeannine C. Sanford, Esq., Chairperson
Appointed by the D.C. Bar Board of Governors on January 2, 2012
Reappointed January 2, 2018
Term Ends January 1, 2024
Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, Vice Chairperson
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Appointed by the Chief Judge, U.S. District Court on January 1, 2017
Term Ends December 31, 2022
Diane M. Brenneman, Esq.
Appointed by the D.C. Bar Board of Governors on February 10, 2021
Term Ends January 1, 2026
Appointed by the President of the United States on November 10, 2020
Term Ends July 29, 2025
William P. Lightfoot, Esq.
Appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia on December 30, 2000
Reappointed March 4, 2002
Reappointed March 28, 2008
Reappointed February 24, 2015
Reappointed September 3, 2020
Term Ends February 24, 2026
David P. Milzman, M.D.
Appointed by the City Council of the District of Columbia on June 3, 2014
Reappointed September 19, 2017
Term Ends May 5, 2023
Appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia on February 2, 2017
Term Ends February 24, 2022