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Judicial Emergencies

Find current federal judiciary judicial vacancies that the Judicial Conference has deemed as judicial emergencies and an explanation of what is a judicial emergency. 

*Adjusted Filings per Panel and Weighted Filings per Judgeship are Calendar Year Data

Beginning with calendar year 2015, weighted filings are based on the new district court case weights approved by the Judicial Conference in March 2016.

The new weighted filings definition may affect whether specific vacancies qualify as judicial emergencies.  Read about how a judicial emergency is defined

CourtVacancy Created ByReasonVacancy DateDays PendingWeighted Filings per Judgeship *Adjusted Filings per Panel *
01 - PRFuste,Jose AntonioRetired06/01/20167234950
02 - NY-EGleeson,JohnResigned03/09/20168075060
02 - NY-EFeuerstein,Sandra J.Senior01/21/201512205060
02 - NY-SCrotty,Paul A.Senior08/01/201510284630
02 - NY-WSkretny,William M.Senior03/08/201511744550
02 - CCALynch,Gerard E.Senior09/05/20166270715
02 - CCAWesley,Richard C.Senior08/01/20166620715
03 - DESleet,Gregory M.Senior05/01/20173895050
03 - DERobinson,Sue L.Senior02/03/20174765050
03 - NJHochberg,Faith S.Retired03/06/201511765450
03 - NJMartini,William J.Senior02/10/201512005450
04 - MDQuarles Jr.,William D.Retired02/01/20168444650
04 - NC-EHoward,Malcolm J.Senior12/31/200545286150
04 - CCAShedd,Dennis W.Senior01/30/20181150737
05 - LA-ELemelle,Ivan L.Senior06/29/2015106111770
05 - LA-EEngelhardt,Kurt D.Elevated05/09/20181611770
05 - LA-EBerrigan,Helen G.Senior08/23/201664011770
05 - TX-ESchneider,Michael H.Senior01/07/20168699620
05 - TX-EClark,RonSenior02/28/2018869620
05 - TX-EDavis,Leonard E.Retired05/15/201511069620
05 - TX-ESchell,Richard A.Senior03/10/201511729620
05 - TX-NMeans,TerrySenior07/03/201317875420
05 - TX-NRobinson,Mary LouSenior02/03/20168425420
05 - TX-NCummings,Samuel RaySenior12/31/201412415420
05 - TX-SCosta,Gregg JeffreyElevated05/20/201414665610
05 - TX-SJack,Janis GrahamSenior06/01/201125505610
05 - TX-WSmith Jr.,Walter S.Retired09/14/20166187370
05 - TX-WSparks,SamSenior12/31/20171457370
05 - CCAPrado,Edward C.Retired04/02/2018530981
05 - CCAJolly,E. GradySenior10/03/20172340981
06 - TN-MCampbell,Todd J.Senior12/01/20165407800
07 - IL-NZagel,James B.Senior10/21/20165814470
07 - IN-SBarker,Sarah EvansSenior06/30/201414258210
08 - IA-NReade,Linda R.Senior10/01/20172365040
08 - MNMontgomery,Ann D.Senior05/31/20167245600
08 - MNFrank,Donovan W.Senior10/31/20165715600
08 - NDErickson,Ralph R.Elevated09/28/20172394520
09 - AZWake,Neil VincentSenior07/05/20166897270
09 - AZBolton,Susan R.Senior09/01/20166317270
09 - AZJorgenson,Cindy K.Senior04/06/2018497270
09 - CA-CCollins,Audrey B.Retired08/01/201413935580
09 - CA-CPregerson,Dean D.Senior01/28/20168485580
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/20159395580
09 - CA-SHuff,Marilyn L.Senior09/30/20166025100
09 - NVJones,Robert CliveSenior02/01/20168445590
09 - WA-WPechman,Marsha J.Senior02/06/20168394700
09 - WA-WLasnik,Robert S.Senior01/27/20168494700
09 - WA-WRobart,James L.Senior06/28/20166964700
09 - CCAPregerson,HarrySenior12/11/20158960772
09 - CCATallman,Richard C.Senior03/03/2018830772
09 - CCAKozinski,AlexRetired12/18/20171580772
09 - CCASilverman,Barry G.Senior10/11/20165910772
09 - CCAReinhardt,StephenDeceased03/29/2018570772
09 - CCAO'Scannlain,Diarmuid F.Senior12/31/20165100772
09 - CCAClifton,Richard R.Senior12/31/20165100772
10 - COBlackburn,Robert E.Senior04/12/20167735170
10 - NMArmijo,M. ChristinaSenior02/07/20181076360
10 - OK-EPayne,James H.Senior08/01/20172973990
10 - UTStewart,Brian T.Senior09/01/201413624800
11 - AL-MFuller,Mark E.Resigned08/01/201510283820
11 - AL-MThompson,Myron H.Senior08/22/201317373820
11 - AL-SSteele,William H.Senior06/08/20173513380
11 - AL-SGranade,Callie V.S.Senior03/07/20168093380
11 - FL-MSteele,John E.Senior06/03/201510876080
11 - FL-MWhittemore,James D.Senior08/29/20172696080
11 - FL-MConway,Anne C.Senior08/01/201510286080
11 - FL-NHinkle,Robert L.Senior11/07/20165645470
11 - FL-NSmoak,RichardSenior12/31/20158765470
11 - FL-SZloch,William J.Senior01/31/20174797150
11 - FL-SCohn,James I.Senior08/05/20166587150
11 - FL-SMarra,Kenneth A.Senior08/01/20172977150
11 - FL-SLenard,Joan A.Senior07/01/20173287150
11 - FL-SRosenbaum,Robin S.Elevated05/12/201414747150