Senior District Judge William Alsup

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 12 – 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

In the matter of Sweet et al v. Cardona et al, 3:19-cv-03674-WHA, the Status Conference is set to be heard on 9/05/2024 at 8:00AM (PST). The public may listen in to the proceedings using the following link:
Webinar ID: 160 581 4655, Password: 791667
The Court’s Zoom Webinar set-up will allow for up to 1,000 listeners.

Parties are reminded to check Judge Alsup’s Scheduling Notes for availability prior to setting hearing date.

Judge Alsup’s hearings are being held IN-PERSON as of July 26, 2021. Requests to appear remote must be made well in advance and must have a compelling reason to do so for Judge Alsup’s review and consideration. 

Telephone conferences are conducted by Zoom with audio-only.  Please use the links provided below once approved by the judge.  

Zoom Hearing Instructions

Please click the link below to join webinars (public hearings). If you are a case participant, you will join as an attendee, then you will be brought into the proceeding by court staff.

Webinar ID: 160 581 4655
Password: 791667

Join a Webinar by Phone or Other Connection
IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are a case participant (attorney, party, witness, or other person who will actively participate in the hearing), it is strongly recommended that you join Zoom using the Zoom application rather than by a telephone connection.  If you must appear by telephone, the numbers posted for each judge are for the public and are listen-only, so you will need to contact the Courtroom Deputy (CRD) at least one business day before the hearing to request a Zoom invitation (which will be sent via email) in order to join the hearing as a case participant.

Phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)


Non-Public Hearings [Settlement Conferences]

The court will use Zoom Meetings (as opposed to Zoom Webinars) for settlement conferences and other non-public hearings.  To join a meeting, click on the link below.  You will initially enter a “waiting room” and will be admitted into the meeting by court staff.

Meeting ID: 161 759 1803
Password: 907993

Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection
Phone: (669) 254-5252
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)



Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.

View Judge Alsup’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes

Judge Alsup’s Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays2:00 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion2nd & 4th Thursdays
(See Scheduling Notes)
8:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesWednesdays2:00 p.m.
Case Management Conferences2nd & 4th Thursdays11:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyAngie Meuleman
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) InquiriesSee Multi-District Litigation
Chambers Email for Proposed

Chambers Copy Requirements

The processing of unnecessary chambers copies wastes resources and burdens the court.  Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(d)(7), chambers copies should not be submitted unless required by the assigned judge’s standing order or specifically requested by the assigned judge.

Judges’ standing orders may include additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars.  If they are not in agreement, a judge’s standing order supersedes the local rules.

The pertinent parts of Judge Alsup’s standing orders are set forth below:

In electronic-filing cases, each courtesy copy lodged with chambers pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(e) shall be clearly marked “Chambers Copy — Do Not File” and shall be delivered in an envelope clearly marked with the presiding judge’s name and case number.  A hard chamber copy for hyperlinked electronic courtesy copies is required for any briefings that rely on more than 50 pages of briefing plus exhibits and/or declarations; and may also be required for any substantive motion with exhibits.  In cases that have been referred to a magistrate judge for discovery, each courtesy copy for any matter pending before the magistrate judge (e.g., a discovery motion) shall be delivered in an envelope that (1) is clearly marked with the presiding judge’s name and case number and (2) indicates that it is to be delivered to the chambers of the magistrate judge.

Please do not provide courtesy copies for administrative motions, including administrative motions to file under seal. Please also do not provide courtesy copies for redacted versions of electronically-filed documents. Where a document electronically filed on the public docket is redacted in whole or in part and is also the subject of an administrative motion to file under seal, please provide only a single courtesy copy that is completely unredacted. For example, if a party files a partially-redacted version (with all requested redactions clearly indicated) as part of an administrative motion to seal pursuant to Civil Local Rule 79-5, then the filing party should provide a courtesy copy of only the unredacted version.

Delivery Address

United States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

About District Judge William Alsup

Born 1945 in Jackson, MS

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 24, 1999, to a seat vacated by Thelton Eugene Henderson. Confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 1999, and received commission on August 17, 1999.  Assumed senior status January 21, 2021.


  • Mississippi State University, B.S., 1967
  • Harvard University, J.D., 1971
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P., 1971

Professional Career:

  • Law clerk, Justice William O. Douglas, Supreme Court of the United States, 1971-1972
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1972-1978
  • Assistant to U.S. Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1980
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1980-1998
  • Special counsel, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1998-1999