Magistrate Judge
Lisa J. Cisneros

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom G – 15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

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: 160 185 1289
Password: 066825

Join a 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:

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


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: 160 460 1615
Passcode: 288673

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.

AT&T Teleconference

Dial In: (877) 336-1831
Access Code:  6668569

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

Magistrate Judge Cisneros’s Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays1:30 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion (non-Criminal Duty Months)Tuesdays10:30 a.m.
Civil Law & Motion (Criminal Duty Months)Thursdays1:30 p.m.
Civil Case-Management ConferencesThursdays1:30 p.m.
Criminal Duty Matters (Criminal Duty Months)Daily10:30 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyBrittany Sims
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) InquiriesSee Multi-District Litigation
Chambers Email for Proposed
Settlement Conference

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 Cisneros’ standing orders are set forth below:

Chambers copies are required only for filings that necessitate action by the Court and exceed 50 pages inclusive of supporting declarations and exhibits. Chambers copies must bear the PACER/ECF header (with case number, docket number, date, and page number) and be clearly marked with the judge’s initials (LJC) and the designation “Chambers Copy.”

Filings must be bound at the top or side; voluminous filings (those over two inches in thickness) should be placed in binders. Exhibits must be tabbed. Chambers copies may be accompanied by a flash drive where appropriate (for example, in motions involving extensive administrative records or exhibits, the parties are encouraged to submit copies of briefs in electronic format with hyperlink citations to the record or exhibits).

Chambers copies shall arrive at the Court within 48 hours after e-filing, except that a request for temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction shall arrive within 24 hours.

Delivery Address

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

About Magistrate Judge Lisa J. Cisneros

Magistrate Judge Lisa J. Cisneros joined the Court following fifteen years of practice as a litigator and attorney in government and public service. 

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Cisneros served as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice.  As part of the Department’s Civil Rights Enforcement Section, she represented the State of California and its agencies in complex affirmative and defensive litigation, primarily in the federal trial and appellate courts. 

Judge Cisneros began her legal career at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA), where she created and directed the LGBT Program, which provides representation and advocacy for low-income LGBT individuals in rural areas.  Judge Cisneros then served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of this Court for two years.  Following her clerkship, Judge Cisneros practiced at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where she represented employees and consumers in mass tort, class action, and antitrust cases.  She also maintained an active pro bono practice, including writing amicus briefs to the federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court and serving on the board of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.  Her work as an attorney was recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association, the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and the California Attorney General.  In addition to her law practice, Judge Cisneros was appointed by the Governor as a member of the California Fair Employment & Housing Council, where she promulgated regulations and conducted hearings.  

Judge Cisneros earned her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law and her undergraduate degree with honors from Brown University.