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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) on April 21 said it applauds the Senate confirmation of Judge Marisa J. Demeo to be an associate judge of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Senate voted 66-32 to confirm Judge Demeo for a 15-year term.
For the last three years, Demeo has presided over all stages of cases in the criminal division of the Superior Court. Before joining the bench, she was a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where she rotated through the Misdemeanor, Felony, Grand Jury, and Sex Offense Domestic Violence Sections. While serving as an assistant U.S. attorney, Demeo also taught a criminal procedure class and an immigration course at Howard University School of Law.
She began her legal career at the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division, where she litigated Title VII cases against state and local governments in federal district courts around the country. In 1997, she joined the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) as a Legislative Attorney. A year later, she rose to the position of regional counsel for the Washington, D.C., office.
The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, non-partisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants and law students of Hispanic descent in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.hnba.com.