District Judge Beth Labson Freeman

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 3 – 5th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Public Hearings

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: 160 714 1430
Password: 773627

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:

H.323: (US West) or (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: 160 065 9136
Passcode: 495772

Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection

Phone: (669) 254-5252
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)



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

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

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays9:00 a.m.
Civil Law & MotionThursdays9:00 a.m.
Civil Case Management ConferenceThursdays11:00 a.m.
Civil Pretrial ConferenceThursdays1:30 p.m.
Criminal Pretrial ConferenceThursdays1:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyTiffany Salinas-Harwell
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) InquiriesSee Multi-District Litigation
Chambers Email for Proposed

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 Freeman’s standing orders are set forth below:

1. ECF Filing Stamp

Chambers copies shall be generated from ECF after electronic filing so that they bear the ECF filing information along the top of the page: case number, document number, and filing date.

2. Format

In general, chambers copies must be single-sided (printed on only one side of the page), 2-hole punched at the top, and stapled or fastened with metal prongs. However, chambers copies of exhibits that are more than six inches thick must be placed in binders, and chambers copies submitted in connection with a Final Pretrial Conference must be 3-hole punched on the left side. Whether or not in binders, chambers copies must include numbered bottom tabs (not side tabs) between exhibits. Each chambers copy shall be marked “Chambers Copy” and shall be submitted to the Clerk’s Office in an envelope marked with the case number and with the words “Chambers Copy” and “Judge Beth Labson Freeman.”

3. Sealed Documents

When all or a portion of a filing has been sealed, the chambers copy of that filing shall contain a complete set of unredacted briefs and exhibits (and no redacted briefs or exhibits). Chambers copies must indicate via yellow highlighting which portions of the documents are sealed. Highlighting in colors other than yellow will result in the document being stricken.

4. Deposition Transcripts

Deposition transcripts submitted to the Court must be in single-page format. Transcripts in 4-in-1 format, in which 4 pages of the deposition transcript are reduced to fit on a single document page, will be disregarded.

Delivery Address

Robert F. Peckham Federal Building
   & United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
280 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113

About District Judge Beth Labson Freeman

Born: Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014. Confirmed by the Senate on February 25,  2014 and received commission on February 26, 2014.


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1976
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979-1981
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1981-1983
  • Deputy county counsel, San Mateo County, California, 1983-2001
  • Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 2001-2014; presiding judge, 2011-2012