San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom B – 15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
|Criminal Motions Hearings||Thursdays||10:30 a.m.|
|Civil Motions Hearings||Thursdays||9:30 a.m.|
|Civil Case-Management Conferences||Thursdays||11:00 a.m.|
|Criminal Case-Management Conferences||Thursdays||10:30 a.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Elaine Kabiling|
|Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections||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 Proposed Orders:||LBpo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for PDF Follow-Ups and|
Criminal Docket Corrections:
|Felicia_Brown@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil) CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)|
|For all media inquiries:||firstname.lastname@example.org||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 Magistrate Judge Beeler’s standing orders are set forth below:
Parties must lodge a paper “Chambers” copy of any filing 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 AddressUnited 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 Beeler was appointed in 2010. She has presided as a trial and settlement judge over hundreds of civil cases, including intellectual property, employment, civil
rights, and commercial disputes.
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 Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. She was a law clerk to the Honorable
Cecil F. Poole, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Civil Appeals Division Chief at the Ninth Circuit’s Office of Staff Attorneys. She trained as a mediator with the Northern District’s ADR Program, the Federal Judicial Center, and Harvard Law School.
Judge Beeler is a member of the Ninth Circuit Magistrate Judge Executive Board and the Ninth Circuit Criminal Case Committee and is one of four national judicial liaisons to the U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Defender Services Joint Electronic Technology Working Group. She chairs the Northern District’s Criminal Practice Committee and implemented the court’s reentry and diversion
Judge Beeler was President of the Federal Bar Association, co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit, a board member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”), and a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Jury Trial Improvement Committee. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court. In 2006, Judge Beeler received the Northern District Judicial Conference’s Public Service Award. She was named one of The Recorder’s 2012 Women Leaders in Law. She received BASF’s Barristers Choice Award in 2015 and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association’s Magistrate
Judge of the Year award in 2018.
Judge Beeler taught Civil Trial Practice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law and Criminal Procedure at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She 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.