Senior District Judge Susan IllstonSan Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 1 – 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.
Webinar ID: 161 210 8939
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: 22.214.171.124 (US West) or 126.96.36.199 (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.
Meeting ID: 161 545 7480
Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 (San Jose)
Find your local number here: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/acM1j3REsk
Join by SIP:
Join by H.323:
188.8.131.52 (US West) or 184.108.40.206 (US East)
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Criminal Law & Motion||Fridays||11:00 a.m.|
|Civil Law & Motion||Fridays||10:00 a.m.|
|Case Management Conferences (Initial)||Fridays||2:30 p.m.|
|Case Management Conferences (Further)||Fridays||3:00 p.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Esther Chung|
|Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-ups||See SF Civil Docketing|
|Criminal Case Docketing|
|Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:||Lori Murray||415-522-2093|
|Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:||Mark Jenkins||415-522-2042|
|Email for Criminal Docket Corrections:||CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for Proposed Orders:||SIpo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|For all media inquiries:||firstname.lastname@example.org||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.
The pertinent parts of Judge Illston’s standing orders are set forth below:
All courtesy copies must be unstapled and three-hole punched at the left margin. All courtesy copies must bear the ECF stamp (case number, document number, date and page number) on the top of each page.
The parties shall observe the timelines for delivering courtesy copies as set by Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7). This includes the requirement that courtesy copies of documents filed in connection with a hearing or proceeding to be held within 7 days of the filing must be delivered to the Clerk’s Office no later than noon on the court day following the day that the documents were electronically filed. See Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7)(E).
Courtesy copies when filing documents under seal in civil cases:
For documents submitted in connection with administrative motions to seal, parties shall provide courtesy copies of the unredacted documents with proposed redacted material highlighted, as required by Civil Local Rule 79-5(d)(1)(D), only. Do not submit courtesy copies of the redacted versions of documents sought to be sealed.
To the extent that filings include both sealed and non-sealed materials, courtesy copies should include all material, including the unredacted version of proposed sealed material integrated with the non-sealed material. For instance, a courtesy copy of a declaration in which the parties sought to seal Exhibit 2 would contain: the declaration; Exhibit 1; unredacted version of Exhibit 2 with proposed redacted material highlighted; Exhibit 3; etc.
Delivery AddressUnited States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
About Senior District Judge Susan Illston
Born 1948 in Tokyo, Japan
Federal Judicial Service:
- Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
- Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 23, 1995, to a seat vacated by Barbara A. Caulfield. Confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 1995, and received commission on May 26, 1995. Assumed senior status July 1, 2013.
- Duke University, B.A., 1970
- Stanford Law School, J.D., 1973
- Private practice, Burlingame, California, 1973-1995