District Judge Eumi K. Lee

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 7, 4th Floor
280 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Public Hearings

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.


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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:

H.323: (US West) or (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.


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Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection

Phone: (669) 254-5252
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)



Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.

View Judge Lee’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionDAYTIME
Civil Law & MotionDAYTIME
Civil Pretrial ConferencesDAYTIME
Case Management ConferencesDAYTIME


Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyCOURTROOM DEPUTY
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) InquiriesSee Multi-District Litigation
Chambers Email for Proposed

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 Judge Lee’s standing orders are set forth below:

Civil Standing Order


Criminal Standing Order


Delivery Address

United States District Court
Office of the Clerk
280 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

About District Judge Eumi K. Lee

Born 1972 in Madison, WI

Federal Judicial Service:

Confirmed as Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Nominated by Joseph R. Biden on January 8, 2024, to a seat vacated by William Horsley Orrick III. Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 2024, and received commission on May 7, 2024. Not yet assumed office.


Pomona College, B.A., 1994
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Jerome Turner, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 1999-2000
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 2000-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2008, 2010-2012
Law clerk, Hon. Warren J. Ferguson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2001-2002
University of California Hastings College of the Law (now University of California College of the Law, San Francisco), 2001, 2005-2018
     Moot court, legal research and writing instructor, 2001
     Clinical attorney and assistant clinical professor, 2005-2008
     Associate clinical professor of law, 2008-2010
     Ethics trainer, 2009-2010, 2012
     Co-director, Hastings Institute for Criminal Justice, 2010-2012
     Clinical professor of law, 2011-2018
Appellate consultant, Advancement Project, Washington, D.C., 2017
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, 2018-2024

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, July 27, 2023.