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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 *
02 - NY-EVitaliano,Eric N.Senior02/28/20178475590
02 - NY-EGleeson,JohnResigned03/09/201612035590
02 - NY-EFeuerstein,Sandra J.Senior01/21/201516165590
02 - NY-EAmon,Carol BagleySenior11/30/20169375590
02 - NY-EBianco,Joseph F.Elevated05/08/2019485590
02 - NY-SCastel,P. KevinSenior08/05/20176895750
02 - NY-SCrotty,Paul A.Senior08/01/201514245750
02 - NY-SPreska,Loretta A.Senior03/01/20178465750
02 - NY-WSkretny,William M.Senior03/08/201515705920
03 - NJHochberg,Faith S.Retired03/06/201515729030
03 - NJLinares,Jose L.Retired05/16/2019409030
03 - NJKugler,Robert B.Senior11/02/20182359030
03 - NJMartini,William J.Senior02/10/201515969030
03 - NJSheridan,Peter G.Senior06/14/20183769030
03 - NJSimandle,Jerome B.Senior05/31/20177559030
04 - MDQuarles Jr.,William D.Retired02/01/201612404900
04 - NC-EHoward,Malcolm J.Senior12/31/200549246650
05 - TX-ESchell,Richard A.Senior03/10/201515685810
05 - TX-NFitzwater,Sidney A.Senior09/22/20182765840
05 - TX-NMcBryde,John H.Senior10/09/20182595840
05 - TX-NMeans,TerrySenior07/03/201321835840
05 - TX-NCummings,Samuel RaySenior12/31/201416375840
05 - TX-SHarmon,MelindaSenior03/31/20184516200
05 - TX-SMiller,Gray H.Senior12/09/20181986200
05 - TX-WSparks,SamSenior12/31/20175417550
05 - CCAJolly,E. GradySenior10/03/20176300905
06 - MI-WBell,Robert HolmesSenior01/31/20178755280
06 - OH-SRose,Thomas M.Senior06/30/20177254530
07 - IL-NZagel,James B.Senior10/21/20169774460
07 - IL-NDarrah,John W.Senior03/01/20178464460
07 - IL-SReagan,Michael J.Retired03/31/2019865790
07 - IL-SHerndon,David R.Retired01/07/20191695790
07 - IN-NMiller Jr.,Robert L.Senior01/11/201612614690
08 - NDErickson,Ralph R.Elevated09/28/20176353670
09 - AZJorgenson,Cindy K.Senior04/06/20184457030
09 - AZCampbell,David G.Senior07/31/20183297030
09 - AZCollins,RanerSenior03/04/20191137030
09 - CA-CReal,Manuel L.Senior11/04/20182336500
09 - CA-COtero,S. JamesSenior12/30/20181776500
09 - CA-CCollins,Audrey B.Retired08/01/201417896500
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/201513356500
09 - CA-CPregerson,Dean D.Senior01/28/201612446500
09 - CA-CKing,George H.Retired01/06/20179006500
09 - CA-CO'Connell,Beverly ReidDeceased10/08/20176256500
09 - CA-CSnyder,Christina A.Senior11/23/20169446500
09 - CA-SBenitez,Roger T.Senior12/31/20175416510
09 - CA-SAnello,Michael M.Senior10/31/20182376510
09 - CA-SMoskowitz,Barry TedSenior01/23/20191536510
09 - CA-SHouston,John A.Senior02/06/20185046510
09 - CA-SHuff,Marilyn L.Senior09/30/20169986510
09 - NVJones,Robert CliveSenior02/01/201612404970
09 - ORBrown,Anna J.Senior07/27/20176984630
09 - WA-WRobart,James L.Senior06/28/201610924850
09 - WA-WLasnik,Robert S.Senior01/27/201612454850
09 - WA-WPechman,Marsha J.Senior02/06/201612354850
09 - WA-WLeighton,Ronald B.Senior02/28/20191174850
09 - CCAKozinski,AlexRetired12/18/20175540723
09 - CCAO'Scannlain,Diarmuid F.Senior12/31/20169060723
10 - OK-EPayne,James H.Senior08/01/20176933450
11 - FL-MKovachevich,Elizabeth A.Senior12/14/20181936370
11 - FL-MSteele,John E.Senior06/03/201514836370
11 - FL-NSmoak,RichardSenior12/31/201512727640
11 - FL-SCohn,James I.Senior08/05/201610547640
11 - FL-SMarra,Kenneth A.Senior08/01/20176937640
11 - GA-NStory,Richard W.Senior12/01/20182066350