A judge who is stepping down after being elected or appointed to a higher court can use this resignation letter.
This letter shall serve as notice of my resignation as Circuit Court Judge for the Four Hundredth Judicial Circuit. The president has appointed me to the United States District Court for the Any District of Anystate.
It has been my great honor and privilege to serve the Judicial District and this great state. My thanks go out to the other judges, attorneys, prosecutors, public defenders, court clerks, bailiffs, and court staff.
The administration of justice is my passion, and I am grateful for the work I have done here and the work yet to do.