THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NOMINATES INEZ SMITH REID TO DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS
The President yesterday nominated Inez Smith Reid to serve on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The President is authorized by statute to nominate D.C. Court of Appeals judges from a list of three individuals submitted by the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.
Inez Smith Reid, 57, has been in private practice since 1986 and is now a member of the law firm of Lewis, White & Clay. Previously, Reid served as D.C. Corporation Counsel from 1983 to 1985. She also served as Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency; as Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare; and as General Counsel for the New York State Executive Department. Reid received a B.A. from Tufts University, an LL.B. from Yale University, an M.A. (political science) from U.C.L.A., and a Ph.D. (law and government) from Columbia University.
If confirmed, Reid would fill the vacancy on the D.C. Court of Appeals created by the resignation of Judge Emmet Sullivan who now serves on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.