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To receive upcoming Judicial Vacancy Notices and deadline reminders, sign up here.

Do you have questions about the judicial application process?

JNC’s Executive Director holds open conference calls explaining and answering questions about the judicial application process on the dates/times below. Simply dial in to (641) 715-3580, enter the access code 234-613#, listen to the overview, and ask any questions you may have. No need to register or RSVP.

Open Judicial Vacancy Process Conference Call Schedule:

  • Thursday, October 18 at 8 am
  • Thursday, November 2 at 4 pm
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 4 pm

Additional dates may be scheduled if additional vacancies arise.

Current Judicial Vacancies

Current judicial vacancies are listed below.

NEW: DC Superior Court, Hon. Russell F. Canan

Applications due: November 30, 2017
Public Comments due: January 16, 2018
Letters of Support due: January 16, 2018

DC Superior Court, Hon. Frederick Weisberg

Public Comments due: November 14, 2017
Letters of Support due: November 14, 2017

Applying for more than one judicial vacancy? Simply submit a single application (JNC Form 21), and state in your cover letter the vacancies for which you are applying. If you previously applied, you may be eligible to use the short-form application (JNC Form 21A), or to apply with a letter of interest. Read the instructions on that form, or contact JNC, to see if you qualify.