District Judge Araceli Martínez-Olguín

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 10 — 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

All civil motions will be heard IN PERSON on Thursdays at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, California unless otherwise noticed by the Court.

Members of the public can listen to live audio of all in-person hearings through the Zoom webinar link below.
No chambers copies are required unless requested by the Court.

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:  160 332 9440
Password:  426303

Join 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.

Phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)


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:  161 470 3149
Passcode: 950599

Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection

Phone: (669) 254-5252
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)



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

View Judge Martínez-Olguín’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion (Oakland)Monday2:00 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion (San Francisco)Thursday2:00 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesThursday10:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesThursday11:00 a.m.
Civil & Criminal Trials (San Francisco)Tuesday – Friday8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyAlexis Solorzano
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 District Judge Martínez-Olguín’s standing orders are set forth below:

Except for administrative motions or stipulations, chambers copies of any filing must be provided within three (3) days of filing.  Chambers copies should be double-sided (when possible) and three-hole punched along the left side of the page, and should bear the ECF filing “stamp” (case number, docket number, date, and ECF page number) along the top of the page.  All exhibits shall be clearly delineated with labels or tabs along the right side.  If the filing includes exhibits over two inches thick, the parties shall place the chambers copies in a binder.  The chambers copies shall be marked “Chambers Copy” and submitted to the Clerk’s Office, in an envelope marked with “Judge Martínez-Olguín,” the case number, and “Chambers Copy.”  If the Court requires electronic copies of a filing, it will specifically request it from the parties.  Parties should not otherwise email with electronic copies of filings.

Delivery Address

United States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

About District Judge Araceli Martínez-Olguín

Born 1977 in Mexico City, Mexico

Federal Judicial Service:

Confirmed as Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by Joseph R. Biden on January 3, 2023, to a seat vacated by Jeffrey Steven White. Confirmed by the Senate on February 28, 2023, and received commission on March 3, 2023. 


Princeton University, A.B., 1999
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2004

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. David Briones, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2004-2006
Women’s Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, New York City, 2006-2010; fellow, 2006-2008; staff attorney, 2008-2010
Staff attorney, Legal Aid at Work, San Francisco, California, 2010-2013
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2012, 2013, 2016
Senior staff attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, San Francisco, California, 2013-2015
Contract attorney, University of California, Irvine, School of Law (based in Oakland, California), 2015
Contract attorney, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Pasadena, California (based in Oakland, California), 2015
Civil rights attorney, U.S. Department of Education, San Francisco, California, 2016-2017
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (based in San Francisco, California), 2017-2018; senior immigrants’ rights attorney, 2017; managing attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Project, 2018
National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, California (based in Oakland, California), 2018-2023; staff attorney, 2018-2020; supervising attorney, 2020-2023

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, August 1, 2022; no Senate vote

Miscellaneous Information:

On February 28, 2023, Vice President Kamala D. Harris voted yea to break a tie when the Senate voted 48-48 on confirmation of the nomination.