District Judge William H. Orrick

San Francisco Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Please see Scheduling Notes for courtroom information

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionThursdays1:30 p.m.
Civil Law & MotionWednesdays2:00 p.m.
Pretrial ConferencesMondays2:00 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesTuesdays2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyJean Davis WHOcrd@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-2077
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee SF Civil Docketing
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:Lori Murray415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:Mark Jenkins415-522-2042
Email for Criminal Docket
Email Addresses
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 Orrick’s standing orders are set forth below:

  • All courtesy copies must be three-hole punched at the left margin.
  • All courtesy copies of e-filed documents must bear the ECF stamp (case number, document number, date and page number) on the top of each page.
  • Exhibits to motions or declarations shall be tabbed and numbered or lettered.
  • Motions and briefs that are more than 50 pages in length, including exhibits, shall be submitted to chambers in binders.
  • Courtesy copies are not required for certificates and proofs of service, notices of appearance, certificates of interested parties, and ADR certifications.

Delivery Address

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

About District Judge William H. Orrick

Born 1953 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on June 11, 2012 and renominated on January 3, 2013, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Breyer. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2013, and received commission on May 16, 2013.


  • Yale University, B.A., 1976
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

  • Attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah, Georgia, 1979-1984; acting managing attorney, 1981; supervising attorney, 1982-1984
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1984-2009, 2013
  • Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009-2012; counselor, 2009-2010; deputy assistant attorney general, 2010-2012