Magistrate Judge
Laurel Beeler

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom B – 15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

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.

Webinar ID: 161 469 8626
Password: 546984

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: 160 464 1326
Passcode: 106809

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 Beeler’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes

Magistrate Judge Beeler’s Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Motions HearingsThursdays10:30 a.m.
Civil Motions HearingsThursdays9:30 a.m.
Civil Case-Management ConferencesThursdays11:00 a.m.
Criminal Case-Management ConferencesThursdays10:30 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyElaine Kabiling
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 Magistrate Judge Beeler’s standing orders are set forth below:

The parties must lodge a paper “Chambers” copy of any filing with exhibits or attachments unless another format makes more sense (such as for spreadsheets, pictures, or exhibits that are better lodged electronically). Paper copies must be printed on both sides and three-hole punched, and they must be the electronically filed copies with the PACER/ECF-generated header (with the case number, docket number, date, and ECF page number). Exhibits must be tabbed.

Parties do not need to submit copies of certificates of service, certificates of interested entities or persons, consents or declinations to the court’s jurisdiction, stipulations that do not require a court order (see Civil Local Rule 6-1), or notices of appearance or substitution of counsel. Please read Civil
Local Rule 79-5 regarding the requirements for filing documents under seal and providing copies.

Delivery Address

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

About Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler

United States Magistrate Judge Laurel D. Beeler was appointed in 2010 to the Northern District of California. She has presided as a trial and settlement judge over hundreds of civil cases, including intellectual-property, employment, civil-rights, and commercial disputes.

Before joining the court, Judge Beeler was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District, prosecuting complex white-collar cases with parallel civil components. She was the Office’s Professional Responsibility Officer and supervised the Criminal Division. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Cecil F. Poole, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She trained as a mediator with the Northern District’s ADR Program, the Federal Judicial Center, and Harvard Law School.

Judge Beeler has served as a member of the Ninth Circuit Conference Executive Committee, the President of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, a board member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California), the President of the Federal Bar Association, a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Magistrate Judge Executive Board, a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Criminal Case Committee, a board member of the Northern District Practice Program, the chair (and founder) of the Northern District’s Criminal Practice Committee, the co-chair of the Conviction Alternatives Committee, a board member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), a member of BASF’s Criminal Justice Task Force, the co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit, and a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Jury Trial Improvement Committee. She is one of four judges on the U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Defender Services Joint Electronic Technology Working Group. She implemented the court’s reentry and diversion courts.

Judge Beeler was named one of the Recorder’s 2012 Women Leaders in Law and received the Northern District Judicial Conference’s 2006 Public Service Award, BASF’s 2015 Barristers Choice Award, the Federal Bar Association’s 2018 Inaugural Chapter Achievement award, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s 2018 Federal Judge of the Year award, and the Women Lawyers of Alameda County’s 2023 Jurist of the Year award.

Judge Beeler taught Civil Trial Practice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law and Criminal Procedure at U.C. Law San Francisco (former U.C Hastings College of the Law). She has led rule-of-law projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Jordan, Ukraine, Turkey, and Thailand.

Judge Beeler graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was Order of the Coif and an Articles Editor on the Washington Law Review. She received her A.B. with honors from Bowdoin College.