Magistrate Judge
Elizabeth D. Laporte

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom E - 15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.
Criminal Duty Matters Daily During Duty Months 9:30 a.m.
Civil Law & Motion Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Stephen Ybarra
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Alfred Amistoso 415-522-2006
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
Email for Proposed Orders:
New! Email for Settlement-Related Communications:
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Criminal Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)
Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

About Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte

Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte has presided over numerous civil cases through trial or other disposition since her appointment in 1998, including patent, trademark, copyright, employment, civil rights and environmental cases and has conducted over 1000 settlement conferences. She received the Judicial Leadership award for the Electronic Discovery Institute in 2015.

A 1982 graduate of Yale Law School and a Marshall Scholar, she clerked for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of this Court. She was a partner at the boutique litigation firm of Turner & Brorby and an Administrative Law Judge for the California Department of Insurance. From 1996-98, she was the first Chief of Special Litigation for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, and was named a Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer. Judge Laporte serves on the editorial board of the Federal Courts Law Review, the Board of Governors for the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Judicial Advisory Board of The Sedona Conference.

Judge Laporte is the immediate past Chief Magistrate Judge and has served as the Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Magistrate Judge and chaired the Rules Committee's E-Discovery Subcommittee. At the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Laporte has chaired the Magistrate Judge Executive Board and served on the Jury Trial Improvement Committee. She regularly speaks at legal conferences and judicial education programs on e-discovery, employment law, intellectual property, settlement, and other topics and has authored articles on patent litigation, settlement and e-discovery.

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