District Judge Vince ChhabriaSan Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 4 – 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
See Changes to Judge Chhabria’s Civil Calendars, updated September 14, 2022
See Changes to Judge Chhabria’s Criminal Calendars, updated May 11, 2022
Members of the public can listen to audio of all in-person hearings through the Zoom link to Judge Chhabria’s courtroom. 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
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: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/advFLxrTkx
H.323: 22.214.171.124 (US West) or 126.96.36.199 (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: 161 608 1971
Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Criminal Law & Motion||Mondays (in-person)|
Wednesdays (out of custody, via Zoom)
Every other Wednesday (in custody, via Zoom)
|Civil Law & Motion|
Thursdays (via Zoom)
*See Scheduling Notes for information re how to set motions for hearings.
|Case Management Conferences||Wednesdays (via Zoom)||1:00 p.m.|
|Pretrial Conferences||Tuesdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Trials||Monday–Wednesdays & Fridays|
(no trials on Thursdays)
|10:00 a.m. –|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Kristen Melen|
|Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-ups||See Civil Docketing|
|Criminal Case Docketing||See Criminal Docketing|
|Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Inquiries||See Multi-District Litigation|
|Chambers Email for Proposed Ordersemail@example.com|
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 Chhabria’s standing orders are set forth below:
Civil Standing Order
Paper courtesy copies shall not be submitted unless the Court requests them. 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
Paper courtesy copies are not required except as otherwise provided below. 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).
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.
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