Northern District Pilots Caseload Rebalancing Program

March 1, 2018

Starting March 1, 2018, the Court will undertake a pilot program in order to rebalance caseloads between district judges in each of its divisions. As a result, a small percentage of civil cases normally venued in San Jose will be 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 evaluate the effectiveness of this program in one year.