District Judge Jon S. Tigar

Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 6 – 2nd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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: 161 906 7542
Password: 959588

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: 161 117 2386
Password: 560631

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.

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

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Civil Law & MotionThursdays2:00 p.m.
Criminal Law & MotionFridays9:30 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesFridays2:00 p.m.
TrialsMonday – Thursday8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Case Management ConferencesTuesdays2:00 p.m.
Tutorial/Claim ConstructionMondays2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyMauriona Lee
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

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 Tigar’s standing orders are set forth below:

Courtesy copies shall be provided for: (1) electronic media that is manually filed and (2) pretrial filings, including papers associated with motions in limine. The Court may request courtesy copies of other documents but discourages their unsolicited submission.

Courtesy copies must be lodged with the Clerk’s office in Oakland and shall be double-sided and three-hole-punched at the left margin. Courtesy copies of e-filed documents must bear the ECF stamp (case number, document number, date, and page number) on the top of each page. Side tabs, rather than bottom tabs, should be used to separate exhibits.

The quality, condition, and labeling of binders, when used, should be such that the Court can easily identify, review, and transport the binders’ contents. Whenever possible, the spine of a binder should not exceed three inches in width, even if that limitation results in the use of more than one binder.

Electronic copies of proposed orders must be sent in Word format to

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 Jon S. Tigar

Born in London, England.

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on June 11, 2012, to a seat vacated by Saundra Brown Armstrong. Confirmed by the Senate on December 21, 2012, and received commission on January 18, 2013.


  • Williams College, B.A., 1984
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1989

Professional Career:

  • Law clerk, Hon. Robert S. Vance, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1989-90
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1990-92, 1994-2002
  • Trial attorney, Office of the Public Defender, San Francisco, California, 1993-94
  • Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, 2002-12