Senior District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton

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


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: 161 535 8168
Password: 765282


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:

H.323/SIP room system (Polycom/Tandberg/Cisco/etc.):
H.323: (US West) or (US East)

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

Meeting ID: 160 053 8823
Passcode: 543350

Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 US (San Jose)
Find your local number:

Join by SIP

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


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

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

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionThursdays See Scheduling Notes for times
Civil Law & Motion1st, 2d, and 4th Thursdays of the month1:30 p.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-upsJessie Mosley Jessie_Mosley@cand.uscourts.gov510-637-3558
Civil MiscellaneousBrittany Sims Brittany_Sims@cand.uscourts.gov510-637-3558
Criminal Case Docketing
Case/CR MISC terminal digits 1-8:Jessie Mosley
Case/CR MISC terminal digit 9:Cynthia Lenahan
Case/CR MISC terminal digit 0:Jacquelyn Lovrin
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