Senior District Judge William Alsup

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 12 – 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

At the current time most hearings will be held in person. Please refer to the case docket for hearing information.

If your hearing is scheduled as a telephone conference, you should follow the Telephonic Hearing Instructions below. If your hearing is scheduled as a Zoom Webinar (public hearing) or Zoom Meeting (non-public hearing), you should follow the Zoom Hearing Instructions below.  

Telephonic Hearing Instructions

If the hearing is scheduled as a telephone conference, counsel and members of the press and public will use the following dial-in information to access the hearing.

Dial In: (888) 684-8852
Access Code: 3707514

The parties shall dial in to the hearing at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled appearance time to check in with the Courtroom Deputy.

Members of the press and public may listen in on public hearings held by teleconference, but must dial in at least 5 minutes before the scheduled hearing start time, and must keep their phones muted throughout the hearing.

Zoom Hearing Instructions

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.

Webinar ID: 160 581 4655
Password: 791667

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.

Meeting ID: 161 759 1803
Password: 907993

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 Alsup’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes

Judge Alsup’s Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays2:00 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion2nd & 4th Thursdays
(See Scheduling Notes for Nov. & Dec. 2021 available dates)
8:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesWednesdays2:00 p.m.
Case Management Conferences2nd & 4th Thursdays11:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyAngie Meuleman
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:Lori Murray415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:Mark Jenkins415-522-2042
Email for Criminal Docket
Multi-District Litigation
For all MDL inquiries:415-522-2006
Email for Proposed
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:media@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-4051

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 Alsup’s standing orders are set forth below:

In electronic-filing cases, each courtesy copy lodged with chambers pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(e) shall be clearly marked “Chambers Copy — Do Not File” and shall be delivered in an envelope clearly marked with the presiding judge’s name and case number.

In cases that have been referred to a magistrate judge for discovery, each courtesy copy for any matter pending before the magistrate judge (e.g., a discovery motion) shall be delivered in an envelope that (1) is clearly marked with the presiding judge’s name and case number and (2) indicates that it is to be delivered to the chambers of the magistrate judge.

Please do not provide courtesy copies for administrative motions, including administrative motions to file under seal. Please also do not provide courtesy copies for redacted versions of electronically-filed documents. Where a document electronically filed on the public docket is redacted in whole or in part and is also the subject of an administrative motion to file under seal, please provide only a single courtesy copy that is completely unredacted. For example, if a party files a partially-redacted version (with all requested redactions clearly indicated) as part of an administrative motion to seal pursuant to Civil Local Rule 79-5, then the filing party should provide a courtesy copy of only the unredacted version.

Delivery Address

United States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

About District Judge William Alsup

Born 1945 in Jackson, MS

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 24, 1999, to a seat vacated by Thelton Eugene Henderson. Confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 1999, and received commission on August 17, 1999.  Assumed senior status January 21, 2021.


  • Mississippi State University, B.S., 1967
  • Harvard University, J.D., 1971
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P., 1971

Professional Career:

  • Law clerk, Justice William O. Douglas, Supreme Court of the United States, 1971-1972
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1972-1978
  • Assistant to U.S. Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1980
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1980-1998
  • Special counsel, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1998-1999