Providence lawyer Sally Dowling has been appointed to chair the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission by Gov. Gina Raimondo, the governor announced today.
Dowling, a lawyer at the Adler, Pollock and Sheehan law firm, has a long resume of public service in Rhode Island and was a onetime policy director for former Republican Gov. Edward DiPrete.
Dowling replaces Louise Durfee, whose term has expired.
``Sally’s years of experience in the legal field will be a tremendous asset to the commission,’’ said Raimondo in a statement..
Dowling is a former chairwoman of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Ethics Advisory panel. She also served as chair of the R.I. Board of Governors for Higher Education between 1998 and 2003. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a law degree from Northeastern University.
The JNC is responsible for screening candidates for judicial vacancies on Rhode Island courts.