District Judge Vince ChhabriaSan Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 4 – 17th 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: 161 285 7657
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: 220.127.116.11 (US West) or 18.104.22.168 (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: 161 608 1971
Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/aRANolBV0
Join by SIP
Join by H.323
22.214.171.124 (US West)
126.96.36.199 (US East)
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Criminal Law & Motion||Mondays (in-person, in and out of custody)|
Wednesdays (out of custody, via Zoom)
Every other Thursday (in custody, via Zoom)
|Civil Law & Motion||Thursdays||2:00 p.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Wednesdays||2:00 p.m.|
|Pretrial Conferences||Tuesdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Trials||Monday–Wednesdays & Fridays|
(no trials on Thursdays)
|8:30 a.m. –|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Kristen Melen firstname.lastname@example.org||415 522-4173|
|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:||email@example.com|
|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 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 AddressUnited 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
- University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1991
- University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1998
- 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