Senior District Judge Charles R. Breyer

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 6 – 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion
SentencingsWednesdays10:00 a.m.
All other matters:Wednesdays1:30 p.m.
Civil Law & MotionFridays10:00 a.m.
Case Management ConferencesFridays8:30 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyLashanda Scott
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee SF Civil Docketing
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:Lori Murray415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:Mark Jenkins415-522-2042
Email for Criminal Docket
Email for Proposed
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:media@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-4051

Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements

The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede the local rules.

View general information requirements for courtesy/chambers copies under the local rules.

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

Parties must file a single (no duplicates) courtesy chambers copy of all filings. The courtesy copy must be delivered to the Clerk’s Office no later than noon on the court day following the day that the document was electronically filed. (Note: This deadline differs from those in Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7)(A).) All chambers copies should be three-hole punched along the left side of the page, and should bear the ECF filing “stamp” (case number, docket number, date, and ECF page number) along the top of the page.

All exhibits shall be clearly delineated with tabs along the right side (e.g., “1”, “2”, “3”). If the filing includes exhibits over three inches thick, the parties shall place the chambers copy in a binder. The Court prefers double-sided printing for voluminous chambers copies of exhibits, if possible.

Delivery Address

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

About District Judge Charles R. Breyer

Born 1941 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on July 24, 1997, to a seat vacated by D. Lowell Jensen. Confirmed by the Senate on November 8, 1997, and received commission on November 12, 1997. Assumed senior status December 31, 2011.


  • Harvard College, A.B., 1963
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Oliver Carter, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1966-1967
  • Counsel, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco [California], 1967
  • Assistant District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco, California, 1967-1973, 1979; Chief Assistant, 1979
  • Assistant Special Prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973-1974
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1974-1979, 1980-1997
  • Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2006-2010
  • Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2011-2018
  • Vice Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2013-2016; Commissioner, 2016-present
  • Recipient, 2018 Devitt Award