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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 AntonioRetired06/01/20169614950
02 - NY-EFeuerstein,Sandra J.Senior01/21/201514585060
02 - NY-EAmon,Carol BagleySenior11/30/20167795060
02 - NY-EVitaliano,Eric N.Senior02/28/20176895060
02 - NY-EGleeson,JohnResigned03/09/201610455060
02 - NY-SCrotty,Paul A.Senior08/01/201512664630
02 - NY-SPreska,Loretta A.Senior03/01/20176884630
02 - NY-WSkretny,William M.Senior03/08/201514124550
02 - CCARaggi,ReenaSenior08/31/20181400715
02 - CCALynch,Gerard E.Senior09/05/20168650715
03 - NJSimandle,Jerome B.Senior05/31/20175975450
03 - NJHochberg,Faith S.Retired03/06/201514145450
03 - NJMartini,William J.Senior02/10/201514385450
04 - MDQuarles Jr.,William D.Retired02/01/201610824650
04 - NC-EHoward,Malcolm J.Senior12/31/200547666150
04 - WV-SCopenhaver Jr.,John T.Senior11/01/20187818600
05 - LA-EEngelhardt,Kurt D.Elevated05/09/201825411770
05 - LA-EBerrigan,Helen G.Senior08/23/201687811770
05 - TX-ESchell,Richard A.Senior03/10/201514109620
05 - TX-EClark,RonSenior02/28/20183249620
05 - TX-EDavis,Leonard E.Retired05/15/201513449620
05 - TX-NRobinson,Mary LouSenior02/03/201610805420
05 - TX-NMcBryde,John H.Senior10/09/20181015420
05 - TX-NCummings,Samuel RaySenior12/31/201414795420
05 - TX-NMeans,TerrySenior07/03/201320255420
05 - TX-NFitzwater,Sidney A.Senior09/22/20181185420
05 - TX-SJack,Janis GrahamSenior06/01/201127885610
05 - TX-WSparks,SamSenior12/31/20173837370
05 - CCAJolly,E. GradySenior10/03/20174720981
06 - MI-WBell,Robert HolmesSenior01/31/20177174450
07 - IL-NZagel,James B.Senior10/21/20168194470
07 - IL-NDarrah,John W.Senior03/01/20176884470
08 - NDErickson,Ralph R.Elevated09/28/20174774520
09 - AZJorgenson,Cindy K.Senior04/06/20182877270
09 - AZCampbell,David G.Senior07/31/20181717270
09 - CA-CKing,George H.Retired01/06/20177425580
09 - CA-CCollins,Audrey B.Retired08/01/201416315580
09 - CA-CSnyder,Christina A.Senior11/23/20167865580
09 - CA-CPregerson,Dean D.Senior01/28/201610865580
09 - CA-CMorrow,Margaret M.Senior10/29/201511775580
09 - CA-SHuff,Marilyn L.Senior09/30/20168405100
09 - NVJones,Robert CliveSenior02/01/201610825590
09 - WA-WLasnik,Robert S.Senior01/27/201610874700
09 - WA-WPechman,Marsha J.Senior02/06/201610774700
09 - WA-WRobart,James L.Senior06/28/20169344700
09 - CCAKozinski,AlexRetired12/18/20173960772
09 - CCAO'Scannlain,Diarmuid F.Senior12/31/20167480772
09 - CCASilverman,Barry G.Senior10/11/20168290772
09 - CCATallman,Richard C.Senior03/03/20183210772
09 - CCAPregerson,HarrySenior12/11/201511340772
09 - CCAReinhardt,StephenDeceased03/29/20182950772
10 - COBlackburn,Robert E.Senior04/12/201610115170
10 - NMBrack,RobertSenior07/25/20181776360
10 - NMArmijo,M. ChristinaSenior02/07/20183456360
10 - OK-EPayne,James H.Senior08/01/20175353990
10 - UTStewart,Brian T.Senior09/01/201416004800
11 - FL-MSteele,John E.Senior06/03/201513256080
11 - FL-MKovachevich,Elizabeth A.Senior12/14/2018356080
11 - FL-MWhittemore,James D.Senior08/29/20175076080
11 - FL-NSmoak,RichardSenior12/31/201511145470
11 - FL-NHinkle,Robert L.Senior11/07/20168025470
11 - FL-SLenard,Joan A.Senior07/01/20175667150
11 - FL-SZloch,William J.Senior01/31/20177177150
11 - FL-SCohn,James I.Senior08/05/20168967150
11 - FL-SMarra,Kenneth A.Senior08/01/20175357150
11 - FL-SRosenbaum,Robin S.Elevated05/12/201417127150