District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 2 – 4th Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Beginning March 1, 2023, the Court’s Criminal Law & Motion calendar will be held on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., for both in-person and Zoom matters. Please refer to the case docket or the judge’s calendar to confirm how to access your hearing
Court holds its Civil Law & Motion calendar in person. Civil case management conferences are held by telephone conference, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the case docket or the judge’s calendar to confirm how to access your hearing.
NOTE REGARDING TELEPHONIC CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES: All attorneys and pro se litigants appearing for a telephonic case management conference are required to dial-in at least 15 minutes before the hearing to check-in with the CRD.
If your hearing is scheduled as a telephone conference, you should follow the Telephonic Hearing Instructions below. If your hearing is scheduled as a Zoom Webinar (public hearing) or Zoom Meeting (non-public hearing), you should follow the Zoom Hearing Instructions below.
Telephonic Hearing Instructions
If the hearing is scheduled as a telephone conference, counsel and members of the press and public will use the following dial-in information to access the hearing.
Dial In: (888) 808-6929
Access Code: 6064255
The parties shall dial in to the hearing at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled appearance time to check in with the Courtroom Deputy.
Members of the press and public may listen in on public hearings held by teleconference, but must dial in at least 5 minutes before the scheduled hearing start time, and must keep their phones muted throughout the hearing.
Zoom 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: 160 797 6056
Join a Zoom 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: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/advFLxrTkx
H.323: 126.96.36.199 (US West) or 188.8.131.52 (US East)
Zoom 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: 161 527 6214
Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Civil Case Management Conferences||Tuesdays||2:00 p.m.|
|Civil Law & Motion||Thursdays||2:00 p.m.|
|Civil Pretrial Conferences||Tuesdays||3:00 p.m.|
|Criminal Law & Motion||See Scheduling Notes|
|Criminal Pretrial Conferences||Mondays||2:00 p.m.|
|Trials||Mondays – Fridays||8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Nikki Riley|
|Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-ups||See Civil Docketing|
|Criminal Case Docketing||See Criminal Docketing|
|Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Inquiries||See Multi-District Litigation|
|Chambers Email for Proposed Ordersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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 Gilliam’s standing orders are set forth below:
Civil Standing Order
Paper courtesy copies shall not be submitted unless the Court requests them. The Court may at times order the parties to provide digital courtesy copies of motions filings, including supporting documents, on portable media (e.g., a CD or flash drive).
Criminal Standing Order
Counsel shall submit two courtesy copies of all filings totaling 10 pages or more with the Court in Oakland.
All courtesy copies must be double-sided, three-hole punched at the left margin, and marked with the ECF stamp (case number, document number, date, and page number) on the top of each page. These printed copies shall be marked “Chambers Copy – Do Not File” and shall be in an envelope clearly labeled with Judge Gilliam’s name and the case number. Exhibits to motions or declarations shall be side-tabbed and numbered or lettered. If the documents filed exceed 50 pages including exhibits, the filing party shall submit courtesy copies in three-ring binders.
Criminal Pretrial and Trial Standing Order
Counsel shall submit two courtesy copies of all filings.
All courtesy copies must be double-sided, three-hole punched at the left margin, and marked with the ECF stamp (case number, document number, date, and page number) on the top of each page. These printed copies shall be marked “Chambers Copy – Do Not File” and shall be in an envelope clearly labeled with Judge Gilliam’s name and the case number. Exhibits to motions or declarations shall be side-tabbed and numbered or lettered. If the documents filed exceed 50 pages including exhibits, the filing party shall submit courtesy copies in three ring binders.
Delivery AddressRonald V. Dellums Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
1301 Clay Street, Suite 400 S
Oakland, CA 94612
About District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam
- Born 1969 in Marlborough, MA
Federal Judicial Service:
- Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- Nominated by Barack Obama on September 8, 2014, to a seat vacated by Claudia Ann Wilken; Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2014, and received commission on December 19, 2014.
- Yale University, B.A., 1991
- Stanford Law School, J.D., 1994
- Law clerk, Hon. Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1994-1995
- Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1995-1998, 2006-2014
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California, 1999-2006; Chief, Securities Fraud Section, 2004-2006