WASHINGTON, DC – Pennsylvania U.S. Senators John Fetterman and Bob Casey last week announced they are accepting applications to be considered for appointment to the positions of Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA) and Federal District Court Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (MDPA).

“These applications are a critical opportunity to expand representation and restore balance to our judicial system. I encourage every qualified Pennsylvania lawyer who wants to serve the public and advance equal justice to apply,” said Senator Fetterman. “This is an incredible opportunity for lawyers of all personal backgrounds and all practice areas to put themselves in the running so we can have a judiciary that truly represents Pennsylvania.”

“Pennsylvania’s senators, regardless of party, have continuously worked together to submit qualified candidates for Federal District Court seats in our Commonwealth,” said Senator Casey. “I look forward to continuing this tradition with Senator Fetterman to identify and recommend highly qualified judicial candidates who possess the necessary experience, character, and temperament for lifetime appointments to the federal judiciary.”

Senators Casey and Fetterman will employ the following process to fill vacancies on the Federal District Courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Middle District of Pennsylvania:


In order to be considered for a U.S. District Court Judge position in the EDPA or MDPA, interested candidates must fill out an application by visiting: https://casey.senate.gov/federal-judgeships

Please note that applicants who applied during a prior judicial selection process in Pennsylvania must submit a new and updated application. The deadline for submitting a completed application is Monday, November 27, 2023.

For any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please email: judicial_nominations@casey.senate.gov.