United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court

Information for Journalists

The court is committed to facilitating access to court information, documents and proceedings for journalists.

Lynn Fuller serves as the court's Media Liaison; she is available to answer questions not answered via the links on this page by email (Lynn_Fuller@cand.uscourts.gov) or by telephone (415-522-4051).

Journalists should contact the Media Liaison for all questions concerning court proceedings, filings and the like. Journalists should not contact the assigned judge's courtroom deputy or docket clerk directly about such matters.  

Looking for information about a specific high-profile case?

Visit Cases of Interest.

Visit Existing Case Information for how to obtain:

  • Docket information & copies of documents;
  • A reporter's transcript or audio recording of a court proceeding;
  • Case information such as party names, attorneys, case number, assigned judge; and
  • Access to an archived case file.


Written opinions are available without charge to the public via PACER under the E-Government Act. View our guide below to searching for opinions and avoiding PACER charges. Download PDF version.