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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 *
05 - LA-EFallon,Eldon E.Senior01/01/20241047170
05 - LA-EVance,Sarah S.Senior01/16/2024897170
05 - MS-NMills,Michael P.Senior11/01/20218954380
05 - TX-WYeakel III,Earl L.Retired05/01/20233497730
05 - TX-WGuaderrama,David C.Senior05/27/20233237730
08 - SDViken,Jeffrey L.Senior10/01/20219264470
09 - CA-CWu,George H.Senior11/03/20231636160
09 - CA-SHayes,William Q.Senior08/01/20219874540
11 - FL-MDavis,Brian J.Senior12/30/20231066680
11 - FL-MEdwards-Honeywell,CharleneSenior12/04/20231326680
11 - FL-SScola Jr.,Robert N.Senior10/31/202316610850