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District Judge Vince Chhabria

San 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.

https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1612857657?pwd=WE5Gcm1zS293WU84V0tyd0c2Ulp1UT09

Webinar ID: 161 285 7657
Password: 547298

 

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: 161.199.138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)
SIP: 1603251030@sip.zoomgov.com

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.

Join ZoomGov Meeting
https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1616081971?pwd=aCt1M0NJZmVVZjF3Sm8zZS94ajhYZz09

Meeting ID: 161 608 1971
Passcode: 780726

Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/aRANolBV0

Join by SIP
1616081971@sip.zoomgov.com

Join by H.323
161.199.138.10 (US West)
161.199.136.10 (US East)

 

Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.

View Judge Chhabria’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

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-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 Corrections:CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov
Chambers
Email for Proposed Orders:vcpo@cand.uscourts.gov
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 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