THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KUMIKI GIBSON AS A MEMBER OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES AND TENURE
The President today announced his intent to appoint Kumiki Gibson as a member of the District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.
Ms. Kumiki Gibson, of Washington, D.C., has served as Counsel at the law firm of Williams & Connolly since 1997, where she represents clients in criminal matters and civil actions. From 1993-1997, she served as Counsel to the Vice President and, previously, as Associate Counsel, advising the Vice President and his staff on legal and ethical matters and various policy issues, including economic development, crime prevention, and regulatory reform. She worked as a trial attorney in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and was, before that, associated with the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Ms. Gibson was a law clerk to the Honorable Clifford Scott Green, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the D.C., New York, and Massachusetts bars, and currently serves as an alternate member of the Hearing Committee for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Gibson received an A.B. degree from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
The District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure has the authority to remove a judge of the District of Columbia Courts for willful misconduct in office, for willful and persistent failure to perform judicial duties, and for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. The Commission also has the authority to involuntarily retire a judge of the District of Columbia Courts if the judge suffers from a mental or physical disability which interferes with the proper performance of judicial duties.