Magistrate Judge Virginia K. DeMarchi

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 2 – 5th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Public Hearings and CMCs

Please click the link below to join Zoom webinars (public hearings). If you are a case participant, you will join as an attendee, then you will be brought into the proceeding as a participant by court staff.
Webinar ID: 161 361 2647
Password: 400873

Join a Webinar by Phone or Other Connection

Phone: (669) 254-5252  
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)


Non-Public Hearings and Private Meetings

The court uses Zoom meetings (as opposed to Zoom webinars) for non-public hearings and private meetings.  To join a Zoom 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: 161 217 7301
Passcode: 798301

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 DeMarchi’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Civil Law and MotionTuesdays10:00 a.m.
Case Management ConferencesTuesdays1:30 p.m.
Criminal Law and MotionThursdays10:00 a.m.
Criminal Duty MattersDaily during Duty Months2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyAdriana Kratzmann
Civil Case Docketing, Docket CorrectionsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Email for Criminal Duty
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 Judge DeMarchi’s standing orders are set forth below:

Chambers copies. Consistent with General Order 78, the Court does not require chambers copies, unless such copies are specifically requested for a matter. Chambers copies of joint discovery dispute letters, motion papers filed pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-2, opposition papers filed pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-3, and reply papers filed pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-3 should be delivered to the Clerk’s Office no later than the close of the next court day following the day that the paper was electronically filed. Chambers copies must be double-sided and 3-hole punched along the left margin of the paper. Such copies must be marked with the notation “Chambers Copy” and submitted to the Clerk’s Office in an envelope marked with the case name, case number, and the words “Magistrate Judge DeMarchi Chambers Copies.”

Courtesy copies. In addition to complying with all provisions of Civil L.R. 5-1(h), parties who are ECF users are encouraged to provide courtesy copies in electronic form of voluminous electronically filed documents to all other parties in the action, via email or other agreed means, promptly after completion of filing.


Delivery Address

Robert F. Peckham Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
280 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113

About Magistrate Judge Virginia DeMarchi

Magistrate Judge Virginia DeMarchi joined the court in 2018 after 22 years as a litigator in private practice in Silicon Valley.

Before taking the bench, Magistrate Judge DeMarchi was a partner with Fenwick & West LLP where she represented technology and life sciences companies in patent infringement and other intellectual property matters in a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, computer hardware and software, industrial enzymes, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial services, communications, and consumer products. She also served as general counsel to the firm and as a member of the executive committee.

In addition to her private law practice, Magistrate Judge DeMarchi served for nearly 10 years on the board of directors for the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and has been active in pro bono representation of federal and state inmates and victims of domestic violence.

Before joining Fenwick & West, Magistrate Judge DeMarchi served for two years as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and clerked for District Judge Steven J. McAuliffe in the District of New Hampshire. Magistrate Judge DeMarchi earned her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University.