Chief District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton

Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 3 – 3rd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionWednesdays1:30 p.m. (in custody defendants)
2:30 p.m. (out of custody defendants)
Civil Law & MotionWednesdays9:00 a.m.
Case Management ConferencesOne Thursday per month
(view Scheduling Notes for dates)
2:00 p.m.
TrialsMondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyKelly J. Collins pjhcrd@cand.uscourts.gov510-637-1296
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsA.J. Squillante AJ_Squillante@cand.uscourts.gov510-637-3558
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 1-3:Clara Pierce510-637-3535
Case terminal digits 4-0, CR Misc:Jessie Mosley510-637-3536
Email for Criminal Docket
Email for Proposed
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 Hamilton’s standing orders are set forth below:


Chambers copies of each electronically-filed document must include on each page the running header created by the ECF system and must be delivered to the Clerk’s Office by noon the day following its filing. (Note: These deadlines differ from those in Civil L. R. 5-1(e)(7)(A).) All documents must be stapled or bound by a two-pronged fastener, and all exhibits to declarations or requests for judicial notice must be tabbed.


In all e-filed cases, in addition to filing papers electronically, the parties are required to lodge a courtesy paper copy of each document in accordance with Civil L.R. 5-1(e).

Delivery Address

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
1301 Clay Street, Suite 400 S
Oakland, CA 94612

About District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton

Born 1952 in Jacksonville, IL

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 9, 2000, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089, 5105. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 25, 2000.
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1991-2000


  • Stanford University, B.A., 1974
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

  • Deputy public defender, Office of the State Public Defender, San Francisco, CA, 1976-1980
  • Administrative judge, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, San Francisco Regional Office, CA, 1980-1985
  • Court commissioner, Municipal Court, Oakland-Piedmont-Emeryville Judicial District, 1985-1991