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Federal Judicial Vacancies

Application Information

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that they are accepting applications for judicial vacancies in the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. These vacancies are located in El Paso and McAllen. The Senators have established a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas to help identify the most qualified candidates from across the state to fill this vacancy. This panel, known as the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, reviews applications, interviews candidates, and makes recommendations to the Senators.

Senators Cruz and Cornyn invite qualified attorneys to seek appointment by submitting their resumes and completed questionnaires to both lawmakers’ offices. The questionnaire is available here.

Completed application packets must be received at the below email addresses no later than July 1, 2023. Email is strongly recommended because of delays due to security procedures involving Congressional mail. Submitted questionnaires will be reviewed by the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, and selected candidates will be invited to interview. Questions regarding applications may also be directed to the contacts listed below.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Attn: Nicholas Ganjei

U.S. Senator John Cornyn Attn: Ryan Raybould