District Judge William Alsup

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

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Judge Alsup’s Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays2:00 p.m.
Civil Law & MotionThursdays8:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesWednesdays2:00 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesThursdays11:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyTheresa Hoang
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee SF 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
Email for Proposed
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:media@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-4051

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.

View general information requirements for courtesy/chambers copies under 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.


  • 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