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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 AntonioRetired06/01/20167184950
02 - NY-EGleeson,JohnResigned03/09/20168025060
02 - NY-EFeuerstein,Sandra J.Senior01/21/201512155060
02 - NY-SCrotty,Paul A.Senior08/01/201510234630
02 - NY-WSkretny,William M.Senior03/08/201511694550
02 - CCALynch,Gerard E.Senior09/05/20166220715
02 - CCAWesley,Richard C.Senior08/01/20166570715
03 - DESleet,Gregory M.Senior05/01/20173845050
03 - DERobinson,Sue L.Senior02/03/20174715050
03 - NJHochberg,Faith S.Retired03/06/201511715450
03 - NJMartini,William J.Senior02/10/201511955450
04 - MDQuarles Jr.,William D.Retired02/01/20168394650
04 - NC-EHoward,Malcolm J.Senior12/31/200545236150
04 - CCAShedd,Dennis W.Senior01/30/20181100737
05 - LA-ELemelle,Ivan L.Senior06/29/2015105611770
05 - LA-EEngelhardt,Kurt D.Elevated05/09/20181111770
05 - LA-EBerrigan,Helen G.Senior08/23/201663511770
05 - TX-ESchneider,Michael H.Senior01/07/20168649620
05 - TX-EClark,RonSenior02/28/2018819620
05 - TX-EDavis,Leonard E.Retired05/15/201511019620
05 - TX-ESchell,Richard A.Senior03/10/201511679620
05 - TX-NMeans,TerrySenior07/03/201317825420
05 - TX-NRobinson,Mary LouSenior02/03/20168375420
05 - TX-NCummings,Samuel RaySenior12/31/201412365420
05 - TX-SCosta,Gregg JeffreyElevated05/20/201414615610
05 - TX-SJack,Janis GrahamSenior06/01/201125455610
05 - TX-WSmith Jr.,Walter S.Retired09/14/20166137370
05 - TX-WSparks,SamSenior12/31/20171407370
05 - CCAPrado,Edward C.Retired04/02/2018480981
05 - CCAJolly,E. GradySenior10/03/20172290981
06 - TN-MCampbell,Todd J.Senior12/01/20165357800
07 - IL-NZagel,James B.Senior10/21/20165764470
07 - IN-SBarker,Sarah EvansSenior06/30/201414208210
08 - IA-NReade,Linda R.Senior10/01/20172315040
08 - MNMontgomery,Ann D.Senior05/31/20167195600
08 - MNFrank,Donovan W.Senior10/31/20165665600
08 - NDErickson,Ralph R.Elevated09/28/20172344520
09 - AZWake,Neil VincentSenior07/05/20166847270
09 - AZBolton,Susan R.Senior09/01/20166267270
09 - AZJorgenson,Cindy K.Senior04/06/2018447270
09 - CA-CCollins,Audrey B.Retired08/01/201413885580
09 - CA-CPregerson,Dean D.Senior01/28/20168435580
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/20159345580
09 - CA-SHuff,Marilyn L.Senior09/30/20165975100
09 - NVJones,Robert CliveSenior02/01/20168395590
09 - WA-WPechman,Marsha J.Senior02/06/20168344700
09 - WA-WLasnik,Robert S.Senior01/27/20168444700
09 - WA-WRobart,James L.Senior06/28/20166914700
09 - CCAPregerson,HarrySenior12/11/20158910772
09 - CCATallman,Richard C.Senior03/03/2018780772
09 - CCAKozinski,AlexRetired12/18/20171530772
09 - CCASilverman,Barry G.Senior10/11/20165860772
09 - CCAReinhardt,StephenDeceased03/29/2018520772
09 - CCAO'Scannlain,Diarmuid F.Senior12/31/20165050772
09 - CCAClifton,Richard R.Senior12/31/20165050772
10 - COBlackburn,Robert E.Senior04/12/20167685170
10 - NMArmijo,M. ChristinaSenior02/07/20181026360
10 - OK-EPayne,James H.Senior08/01/20172923990
10 - UTStewart,Brian T.Senior09/01/201413574800
11 - AL-MFuller,Mark E.Resigned08/01/201510233820
11 - AL-MThompson,Myron H.Senior08/22/201317323820
11 - AL-SSteele,William H.Senior06/08/20173463380
11 - AL-SGranade,Callie V.S.Senior03/07/20168043380
11 - FL-MSteele,John E.Senior06/03/201510826080
11 - FL-MWhittemore,James D.Senior08/29/20172646080
11 - FL-MConway,Anne C.Senior08/01/201510236080
11 - FL-NHinkle,Robert L.Senior11/07/20165595470
11 - FL-NSmoak,RichardSenior12/31/20158715470
11 - FL-SZloch,William J.Senior01/31/20174747150
11 - FL-SCohn,James I.Senior08/05/20166537150
11 - FL-SMarra,Kenneth A.Senior08/01/20172927150
11 - FL-SLenard,Joan A.Senior07/01/20173237150
11 - FL-SRosenbaum,Robin S.Elevated05/12/201414697150