Senior District Judge Maxine M. Chesney

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 7 – 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionWednesdays2:15 p.m.
Civil Law & MotionFridays9:00 a.m.
Case Management ConferencesFridays10:30 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesTuesdays10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyTracy Geiger mmccrd@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-2041
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 Chesney’s standing orders are set forth below:

In all cases, a paper copy of every document, whether electronically or manually filed, must be provided by the filing party for use in chambers. The copy shall be submitted at the time and in the manner provided in Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7) and in single-sided format. Any attached exhibits shall be separated by tabbed dividers.

Delivery Address

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

About Senior District Judge Maxine M. Chesney

Born 1942 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by John P. Vukasin, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1995, and received commission on May 10, 1995. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2009.


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1964
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1967

Professional Career:

  • Attorney, Office of the San Francisco District Attorney, California, 1968-1979 
  • Judge, San Francisco Municipal Court, California, 1979-1983
  • Judge, Superior Court of California, City and County of San Francisco, appointed and subsequently elected, 1983-1995