Judicial Vacancies and Nominations


Updated January 4, 2021

This page provides information about the judgeship vacancies on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and on the 15 federal district courts within the circuit.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is authorized 29 judgeships. All 29 judgeships are currently filled.

Ninth Circuit district courts are authorized 112 judgeships. There are *20 current vacancies and one future vacancy. The duration of the vacancies ranges from 1,895 days to 307 days.

Nineteen of the current vacancies on the district courts are considered judicial emergencies based on criteria established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

*Includes non-Article III vacancy for District of Guam.

Judicial Vacancies and Nominations