In a letter dated March 15, 2018, AFBNJ Officers and Trustees requested “that the White House work with our State’s Senators to nominate judges for the three vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey as quickly as possible.”  Click here to read the full letter.

Newly installed AFBNJ President, William Reilly, cautions that the shortage is “getting close to crisis mode” in an interview with An excerpt of the article follows. Click here to read the full story.

“The shortage of judges in the District of New Jersey has not gone unnoticed by some in Washington, at least at the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, which considers the vacancies created by Hochberg and Martini “judicial emergencies” based on caseload, complexity of cases and the length of time that vacancies have been pending.

“It’s getting close to crisis mode,” William Reilly of McCarter & English, president of the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, said of the federal court vacancies.

“I know Chief Judge Linares is working as hard as he can, working to have the court provide services to people that need them. They’ve done a fantastic job but it’s getting to crisis mode,” Reilly said.”

AFBNJ Trustee David Cook spoke with NJ.Com in February about the shortage of New Jersey Federal Judges. Cook is chair of AFBNJ’s Judicial Nominations Committee. Click here to read  “A shortage of N.J. judges and no nominees by Trump. Why?