Chief District Judge Richard SeeborgSan Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 3 – 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Notice Re: Appearances and Continued Use of Zoom
Civil Cases: Chief Judge Seeborg will continue the use of Zoom for Case Management Conferences and Law and Motion hearings as the default until further notice. If counsel in a particular case wish to appear in person, they must file a request to do so on ECF at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled proceeding. Absent an unusual circumstance, proceedings will either be conducted entirely by Zoom or entirely in person. Pre-trial conferences and any evidentiary hearings will be held in person.
Criminal Cases: Chief Judge Seeborg will conduct sentencings, changes of plea, and any evidentiary hearings in person. The only exception is if counsel and the defendant stipulate to appear by Zoom for good cause and the Court approves the request. Status and scheduling conferences as well as non-evidentiary motions may proceed by Zoom upon agreement by counsel and the defendant. Status and scheduling conferences and non-evidentiary motions for in-custody defendants will occur by Zoom during the pendency of the CARES Act.
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: 160 659 5725
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: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/ab79nBUCr7
H.323: 184.108.40.206 (US West) or 220.127.116.11 (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: 161 969 2449
Join Meeting by Phone or Other Connection
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Criminal Law & Motion||Tuesdays||9:30 a.m.|
|Civil Law & Motion||Thursdays||1:30 p.m.|
|Pretrial Conferences||Wednesdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Thursdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Corinne Lew email@example.com||415-522-2123|
|Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections||See 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|
|For all MDL inquiries:||415-522-2006|
|Email for Proposed Orders:||RSpo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for Criminal Docket Corrections:||CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov|
|For all media inquiries:||firstname.lastname@example.org||415-522-4051|
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 Chief Judge Seeborg’s standing orders are set forth below:
The parties do not need to submit chambers copies for electronically-filed documents. (This does not apply to trial exhibits.)
Delivery AddressUnited States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
About District Judge Richard Seeborg
Born 1956 in Landstuhl, Germany
Federal Judicial Service:
- Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
- Nominated by Barack Obama on August 6, 2009, to a seat vacated by Maxine M. Chesney. Confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, and received commission on January 4, 2010.
- U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2001-2009
- Yale College, B.A., 1978
- Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1981
- Law Clerk to Hon. John H. Pratt, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1981-1982
- Private practice of law, San Francisco, Calif., 1982-1991
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California, 1991-1998
- Private practice of law, Palo Alto, Calif., 1998-2001