The names of three D.C. lawyers have been submitted to President Obama for consideration for appointment to the D.C. Court of Appeals.

To fill the vacancy of retiring appellate judge Noel Anketell Kramer, the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission nominated Alan Robert Burch, an assistant appellate attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office; Catharine Friend Easterly, an attorney with the special litigation division of the District’s Public Defender Service; and Christopher Todd Handman, a partner in the Supreme Court and appellate practice of the law firm Hogan Lovells, US LLP.

The president has 60 days to select a nominee to fill the vacancy.