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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Northern District of Texas Reaches 42% Judge Vacancy Rate

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Of the 12 judgeships that are authorized for the Northern District of Texas, a district that covers a population of nearly 8 million and is geographically larger than a majority of states, 5 positions are now vacant.

Of the 7 active judges, 3 are currently senior status eligible, and all but 1 will be senior status eligible within the next 5 calendar years.