District Judge Jeffrey S. White

Oakland 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. If your proceeding is scheduled as a webinar, you should follow the Webinar Instructions below. If your proceeding is scheduled as a telephonic hearing, you should follow the Telephonic Hearing Instructions below.

Webinar Instructions

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: 160 526 5531
Password: 593853


Joining a Webinar by Phone

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.

Local telephone dial-in:
US: +1 (669) 254-5252  or +1 (646) 828-7666

International numbers available:


Joining Non-Public Hearings (Settlement Conferences, etc.)

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
Password: 546522

Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.

Telephonic Hearing Instructions

The parties shall call (888) 684-8852 and enter 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.

View Judge White’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

Judge White’s Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesday1:00 p.m.
Civil Law & MotionFridays9:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesMondays2:00 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesFridays11:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyJennifer Ottolini
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsCynthia Lenahan
Civil MiscellaneousBrittany Sims
Criminal Case Docketing
Case and CR MISC terminal digits 1-3:Jordan Burgan510-637-3537
Case and CR MISC terminal digits 4-0:Jessie Mosley510-637-3536
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 White’s standing orders are set forth below:

A copy of all documents filed both electronically and manually with the Clerk’s Office shall be submitted to the Clerk’s Office in an envelope clearly marked with the case number and “JSW Chambers Copy” in the time required by the Northern District Civil Local Rules.

All chambers copies must be securely bound at the top or on the side, either with staples, “ACCO” fasteners, velo-binding or shall be submitted in binders. Binder clips, paper clips, and rubber bands will not satisfy this requirement. If a particular motion, declaration or other submission is more than two inches thick, the parties should submit the chambers copies of the document in multiple volumes that do not exceed two inches.

When a declaration or other document includes exhibits, parties shall submit chambers copies of the documents which include tabs that separate each exhibit.

The Court reserves the right to reject non-conforming chambers copies and to require the party to re-submit them in accordance with this paragraph.

Delivery Address

Ronald 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

Professional Career:

  • 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