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District Judge Vince Chhabria

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 4 – 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays10:30 a.m.
Civil Law & MotionThursdays10:00 a.m.
Case Management ConferencesWednesdays10:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesMondays1:30 p.m.
TrialsMonday–Wednesdays & Fridays
(no trials on Thursdays)
8:30 a.m. –
2:00 p.m.
Staff
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyKristen Melen vccrd@cand.uscourts.gov415 522-4173
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsFelicia Brown Felicia_Brown@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-2063
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 Corrections:CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov
Chambers
Email for Proposed Orders:vcpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:Lynn Fuller
media@cand.uscourts.gov
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.

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

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

Civil Standing Order

When filing motions on ECF, each motion, supporting declaration, and attachment to a declaration should be filed as a separate PDF.

Briefs, declarations, and other filings need not be on pleading paper with line numbers. The Court prefers blank paper (although pleading paper will be accepted).

Paper courtesy copies are not required. The Court may at times order the parties to provide digital courtesy copies of motion briefs, including supporting documents, on portable media (for example, a CD or flash drive).

Criminal Standing Order

Motions and other filings need not be on pleading paper with line numbers. The Court prefers blank paper (although pleading paper will be accepted).

For any documents submitted under seal, the parties shall provide a courtesy paper copy, as required by Criminal Local Rule 56-1, and a courtesy electronic copy. The electronic copy may be provided via a portable flash drive, email, or compact disk. Paper courtesy copies of other filings are not required. The Court may at times order the parties to provide digital courtesy copies of motion briefs, including supporting documents, on portable media (for example, a CD or flash drive).

Civil Trial Standing Order

Chambers Copies of All Pretrial Filings: Two three-hole punched courtesy copies of all pretrial filings shall be delivered to the Clerk’s office by noon the day after filing.

Delivery Address

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

About District Judge Vince Chhabria

Born 1969 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on July 25, 2013, and re-nominated on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Susan Yvonne Illston
  • Confirmed by the Senate on March 5, 2014, and received commission on March 7, 2014

Education:

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1991
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1998

Professional Career:

  • Staff member, U.S. Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey, Washington D.C. and California, 1992-1995
  • Law clerk, Hon. Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1998-1999
  • Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999-2000
  • Litigation associate, Keker & Van Nest, San Francisco, California, 2001
  • Law clerk, Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
  • Litigation associate, Covington & Burling, San Francisco, California, 2002-2004
  • Deputy city attorney for government litigation, San Francisco, California, 2005-2014; co-chief of appellate litigation, 2011-2014