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District Judge Beth Labson Freeman

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

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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.
Staff
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyTiffany Salinas-Harwell blfcrd@cand.uscourts.gov408-535-5381
Civil Case Docketing & Docket CorrectionsSusie Barrera Susie_Barrera@cand.uscourts.gov408-535-5382
Criminal Case DocketingCita Escolano408-535-5391
Chambers408-535-5426
Email for Proposed Orders:BLFpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups &
Criminal Docket Corrections:
Susie_Barrera@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil) CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)
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 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.

Education:

  • 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