Chief District Judge Richard Seeborg

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 3 – 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Notice Re: Appearances and Continued Use of Zoom
Civil Cases:  Chief Judge Seeborg will continue the use of Zoom for Case Management Conferences and Law and Motion hearings as the default until further notice.  If counsel in a particular case wish to appear in person, they must file a request to do so on ECF at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled proceeding.  Absent an unusual circumstance, proceedings will either be conducted entirely by Zoom or entirely in person.  Pre-trial conferences and any evidentiary hearings will be held in person.

Criminal Cases:  Chief Judge Seeborg will conduct sentencings, changes of plea, and any evidentiary hearings in person.  The only exception is if counsel and the defendant stipulate to appear by Zoom for good cause and the Court approves the request.  Status and scheduling conferences as well as non-evidentiary motions may proceed by Zoom upon agreement by counsel and the defendant.  Status and scheduling conferences and non-evidentiary motions for in-custody defendants will occur by Zoom during the pendency of the CARES Act.


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: 160 659 5725
Password: 466459

Joining 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.

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

International numbers available:

H.323/SIP room system (Polycom/Tandberg/Cisco/etc.):
H.323: (US West) or (US East)


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: 161 969 2449
Password: 531376

Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 (San Jose)  
Find your local number here:

Join by SIP:

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


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

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

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionTuesdays9:30 a.m.
Civil Law & MotionThursdays1:30 p.m.
Pretrial ConferencesWednesdays10:00 a.m.
Case Management ConferencesThursdays10:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyCorinne Lew rscrd@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-2123
Civil Case Docketing & Docket CorrectionsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:Lori Murray415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:Mark Jenkins415-522-2042
Email for Proposed
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
Criminal Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)
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 Seeborg’s standing orders are set forth below:

The parties do not need to submit chambers copies for cases subject to electronic filing, except for documents that

  1.  are related to a pending motion and
  2.  exceed 10 pages when combined.

For example, if a motion is 8 pages and a supportive declaration is 5 pages, chambers copies are required. However, if there is a 20-page stipulation and proposed order, no chambers copy is required. For these documents only, the submitting party shall comply with Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7).

Delivery Address

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

About District Judge Richard Seeborg

Born 1956 in Landstuhl, Germany

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on August 6, 2009, to a seat vacated by Maxine M. Chesney. Confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, and received commission on January 4, 2010.
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2001-2009


  • Yale College, B.A., 1978
  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:

  • Law Clerk to Hon. John H. Pratt, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1981-1982
  • Private practice of law, San Francisco, Calif., 1982-1991
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California, 1991-1998
  • Private practice of law, Palo Alto, Calif., 1998-2001
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