Senior District Judge William AlsupSan Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 12 – 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
At the current time most hearings will be held remotely. Remote court hearings may be held by telephone conference or by Zoom. Please refer to the case docket or the judge’s calendar to determine which you should use.
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
Joining 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.
Local telephone dial-in:
US: +1 (669) 254-5252 or +1 (646) 828-7666
International numbers available: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/advFLxrTkx
H.323/SIP room system (Polycom/Tandberg/Cisco/etc.):
H.323: 184.108.40.206 (US West) or 220.127.116.11 (US East)
Joining Non-Public Hearings (Settlement Conferences, etc.)
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
Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 (San Jose)
Find your local number here: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/abLTev0ZEy
Join by SIP:
Join by H.323:
18.104.22.168 (US West) or 22.214.171.124 (US East)
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Criminal Law & Motion|
|Change of Plea/Sentencing||Tuesdays||2:00 p.m.|
|All Other Matters||Tuesdays||Noon|
|Civil Law & Motion||Thursdays||8:00 a.m.|
|Pretrial Conferences||Wednesdays||2:00 p.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Thursdays||11:00 a.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Angela Diienno|
|Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-ups||See SF Civil Docketing|
|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 Criminal Docket Corrections:||CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for Proposed Orders:||WHApo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|For all media inquiries:||email@example.com||415-522-4051|
Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements
The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede 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 AddressUnited 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
- 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