Senior District Judge Maxine M. ChesneySan Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 7 – 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
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: 160 626 1089
Joining 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.
Local telephone dial-in:
US: +1 (669) 254-5252 or +1 (646) 828-7666
International numbers available: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/advFLxrTkx
H.323/SIP room system (Polycom/Tandberg/Cisco/etc.):
H.323: 126.96.36.199 (US West) or 188.8.131.52 (US East)
Joining Non-Public Hearings (Settlement Conferences, etc.)
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: 160 999 4511
Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 US (San Jose)
Find your local number here: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/ab1UZIdf3Z
Join by SIP:
Join by H.323:
184.108.40.206 (US West) or 220.127.116.11 (US East)
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Criminal Law & Motion||Wednesdays||2:15 p.m.|
|Civil Law & Motion||Fridays||9:00 a.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Fridays||10:30 a.m.|
|Pretrial Conferences||Tuesdays||10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Tracy Geiger email@example.com||415-522-2041|
|Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-ups||See SF Civil Docketing|
|Criminal Case Docketing|
|Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:||Lori Murray||415-522-2093|
|Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:||Mark Jenkins||415-522-2042|
|Email for Criminal Docket Corrections:||CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for Proposed Orders:||MMCpo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|For all media inquiries:||firstname.lastname@example.org||415-522-4051|
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.
The pertinent parts of Judge Chesney’s standing orders are set forth below:
In all cases, a paper copy of every document, whether electronically or manually filed, must be provided by the filing party for use in chambers. The copy shall be submitted at the time and in the manner provided in Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7) and in single-sided format. Any attached exhibits shall be separated by tabbed dividers.
Delivery AddressUnited States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
About Senior District Judge Maxine M. Chesney
Born 1942 in San Francisco, CA
Federal Judicial Service:
- Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
- Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by John P. Vukasin, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1995, and received commission on May 10, 1995. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2009.
- University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1964
- University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1967
- Attorney, Office of the San Francisco District Attorney, California, 1968-1979
- Judge, San Francisco Municipal Court, California, 1979-1983
- Judge, Superior Court of California, City and County of San Francisco, appointed and subsequently elected, 1983-1995