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Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu

Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 4 – 3rd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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Weekly Court Calendar
Civil Law and Motion2nd & 4th Thursdays1:00 p.m.
Case Management Conferences1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesdays of the month1:30 p.m.
Criminal Duty MattersDaily During Duty Months10:30 a.m.
Criminal Law & Motion
Criminal motions are heard during Magistrate Judge Ryu’s regular criminal duty calendar. To request a special setting, contact Ivy Garcia at 510-637-3639.
Staff
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyIvy Garcia
dmrcrd@cand.uscourts.gov
510-637-3639
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-ups
Case terminal digits 1-5:Jacquelyn Lovrin
Jacquelyn_Lovrin@cand.uscourts.gov
510-637-1873
Case terminal digits 6-0:Cynthia Lenahan
Cynthia_Lenahan@cand.uscourts.gov
510-637-3538
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 1-3:Clara Pierce510-637-3535
Case terminal digits 4-0, CR Misc:Jessie Mosley510-637-3536
Email for Criminal Docket Corrections:CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov
Chambers510-637-1006
Email for Proposed Orders:DMRpo@cand.uscourts.gov
New! Email for Settlement-Related Communications:DMRsettlement@cand.uscourts.gov
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:Lynn Fuller media@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-4051

Courtesy/Chambers Requirements in the Local Rules

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 Ryu’s standing orders are set forth below:

Pursuant to Civil L.R. 5-1(e)(7) and 5-2(b), parties must lodge an extra paper copy of certain filings and mark it as a copy for “DMR Chambers.” All chambers copies should be double-sided (when possible), three-hole punched along the left side of the page, and should bear the ECF filing “stamp” (case number, docket number, date, and ECF page number) along the top of the page. All exhibits shall be clearly delineated with labels along the right side. If the filing includes exhibits over two inches thick, the parties shall place the chambers copy in a binder.

Delivery Address

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
1301 Clay Street, Suite 400 S
Oakland, CA 94612

About Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu

Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu joined the Northern District bench in March 2010, and has presided over consent cases in a wide variety of fields, including commercial disputes, intellectual property, employment, civil rights, insurance, personal injury, environmental, maritime, and constitutional law. She conducts settlement conferences in all major practice areas, and manages discovery in complex matters, including multi-district litigation. Judge Ryu has served on numerous court committees, including Local Rules, Subcommittee on E-Discovery, and Pro Bono Projects, among others. She also presides over the Oakland Reentry Court.

Judge Ryu began her career as a commercial litigator at a large San Francisco firm before joining an Oakland-based firm specializing in class actions, and later litigation, including discovery, motions and trials. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Ryu was a Clinical Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings, and before that at Golden Gate University Law School.

She has been honored as a California Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law. She is the recipient of the Asian American Bar Association’s Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy, the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Trailblazers Award. She co-designed a national training institute on class actions, and has written and lectured in the areas of employment law, e-discovery, pretrial practice, attorneys’ fees, class actions, ethics, and professionalism.

Judge Ryu graduated with honors from Yale University, and received her law degree in from U.C. Berkeley Law School, where she continues to teach as a Lecturer.