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Status of Bankruptcy Judgeships

As of September 30, 2013, a total of 350 bankruptcy judgeships were authorized and funded, the same as one year earlier. Of these judgeships, 330 were filled and 20 were vacant (compared to 16 vacant positions on the same date in 2012). In addition to judges in authorized positions, 47 retired bankruptcy judges who had been recalled by various circuits were providing service to the Judiciary at the end of fiscal year 2013.

Table 12 summarizes the status of bankruptcy judgeship positions as of September 30, 2013.

Table 12
Status of Bankruptcy
Judgeship Positions
September 30, 2009 - 2013
Year Authorized Judgeships Vacancies Recalled Judges
2009 352 20 22
2010 352 14 29
2011 351 1 17 37
2012 350 2 16 38
2013 350 20 47
1 In 2010, one temporary bankruptcy judgeship in the District of New Hampshire lapsed by operation of statute.
2 In 2011, one temporary bankruptcy judgeship in the Southern District of New York lapsed.