Senior District Judge Jeffrey S. WhiteOakland Courthouse, Courtroom 5 – 2nd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
At the current time most civil proceedings will be held remotely. The Court is conducting some criminal proceedings in person. Remote court hearings may be held by telephone conference or by Zoom. Please refer to the case docket or the judge’s calendar to determine which you should use.
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) 684-8852
Access Code: 8583698#
The parties shall dial-in to the hearing no later than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled appearance time to check in with the Courtroom Deputy.
Members of the press and the public may listen in on public hearings held by teleconference, but must dial in at least 10 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: 160 674 5157
Join a Webinar by Meeting 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: 188.8.131.52 (US West) or 184.108.40.206 (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: 161 889 1016
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Criminal Law & Motion||Tuesdays||9:00 a.m. – in person|
12:00 p.m. – telephonic
|Civil Law & Motion||Fridays||9:00 a.m.|
|Pretrial Conferences||Mondays||2:00 p.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Fridays||11:00 a.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Kiilani Kealalio-Puli|
|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 White’s standing orders are set forth below:
Unless the Court directs otherwise the parties shall not submit chambers copies of materials that are filed electronically. If the parties manually file an item that is contained on some form of electronic media, e.g., a CD-ROM or a thumb drive, they shall provide the Clerk with the original and shall provide the Court with a copy of that electronic media.
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 Jeffrey S. White
Born 1945 in Brooklyn, New York.
Federal Judicial Service:
- Nominated by President George W. Bush July 25, 2002; confirmed by the Senate November 14, 2002; received commission November 15, 2002
- Queens College of City University of New York, B.A. 1967 SUNY University at Buffalo, J.D. 1970
- Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice 1970-1971
- Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Maryland 1971-1977
- Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice 1977-1978
- Private practice, San Francisco, California 1978-2002