Senior District Judge Jeffrey S. White

Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 5 – 2nd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612


At the current time most civil proceedings will be held remotely. The Court is conducting all criminal proceedings in person.  Remote court hearings may be held by by Zoom.  Please refer to the case docket or the judge’s calendar to determine which you should use.

Zoom 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: 160 674 5157
Password: 271988

Join a Webinar by Meeting 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)


Zoom 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: 161 889 1016
Password: 546522


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

View Judge White’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
Parties Should Consult Court Scheduling Notes…

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays1:00 p.m.
Civil Law & MotionFridays9:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesMondays2:00 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesFridays11:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyKiilani Kealalio-Puli
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 White’s standing orders are set forth below:

Unless the Court directs otherwise the parties shall not submit chambers copies of materials that are filed electronically. If the parties manually file an item that is contained on some form of electronic media, e.g., a CD-ROM or a thumb drive, they shall provide the Clerk with the original and shall provide the Court with a copy of that electronic media.

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 Jeffrey S. White

Born 1945 in Brooklyn, New York.

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Nominated by President George W. Bush July 25, 2002; confirmed by the Senate November 14, 2002; received commission November 15, 2002


  • Queens College of City University of New York, B.A. 1967 SUNY University at Buffalo, J.D. 1970

Professional Career:

  • Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice 1970-1971
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Maryland 1971-1977
  • Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice 1977-1978
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California 1978-2002