Northern District Extends Caseload Rebalancing Pilot Program

The Court has elected to extend for an additional year the caseload rebalancing program launched in March 2018. Under the program, a small percentage of civil cases normally venued in San Jose are assigned to district judges in San Francisco or Oakland without regard to the venue provisions in Civil Local Rule 3-2 (Commencement and Assignment of Action) and General Order 44—Assignment Plan. The court will again evaluate the effectiveness of this program in one year.