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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-EBianco,Joseph F.Elevated05/08/201911445450
02 - NY-SSullivan,Richard J.Elevated10/11/201813535600
02 - NY-SForrest,Katherine B.Resigned09/11/201813835600
03 - DEStark,Leonard P.Elevated02/09/20221369530
03 - NJHillman,Noel LawrenceSenior04/04/20228210030
05 - LA-WFoote,Elizabeth E.Senior01/21/20221558130
05 - LA-WJuneau,Michael JosephSenior02/01/20221448130
05 - TX-SGilmore,Vanessa D.Retired01/02/20221746080
05 - TX-WMartinez,Philip R.Deceased02/26/20214848500
06 - OH-SBlack,Timothy S.Senior05/18/2022387790
09 - CA-CKronstadt,John A.Senior04/01/2022856070
09 - CA-CO'Connell,Beverly ReidDeceased10/08/201717216070
09 - CA-CPhillips,Virginia AnneSenior02/14/20221316070
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/201524316070
09 - CA-EMendez,John A.Senior04/17/2022696950
09 - CA-NWhite,Jeffrey StevenSenior02/01/20215098160
09 - CA-NChen,Edward M.Senior05/17/2022398160
09 - CA-NKoh,Lucy H.Elevated12/13/20211948160
09 - IDWinmill,B. LynnSenior08/16/20213134910
11 - FL-SUngaro,UrsulaSenior05/02/20214196470
11 - FL-SMoreno,Federico A.Senior07/17/20207086470
11 - CCAMartin,Beverly B.Retired09/30/20212680725