Senior District Judge Claudia Wilken

Oakland Courthouse
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

At the current time most proceedings will be held remotely.  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 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:
US: +1 (669) 254-5252  or +1 (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.

Join ZoomGov Meeting

Meeting ID: 161 488 1140
Passcode: 528757

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

Join by SIP

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

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 5553656.

The parties shall dial in to the hearing at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appearance time to check in with the Courtroom Deputy.

Members of the press and public may listen in on public hearings held by teleconference, but must dial in at least 5 minutes before the scheduled hearing start time, and must keep their phones muted throughout the hearing.

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

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion4th Thursdays1:30 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion4th Wednesdays2:30 p.m.
Case Management Conferences & Pretrial Conferences4th Wednesdays2:30 p.m.
TrialsMonday – Friday8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyAris Garcia
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing Assignments
Criminal Case Docketing
Case/CR MISC terminal digits 1-8:Jessie Mosley
Case/CR MISC terminal digit 9:Cynthia Lenahan
Case/CR MISC terminal digit 0:Jacquelyn Lovrin
Email for Criminal Docket
Email for Proposed Orders
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 Wilken’s standing orders are set forth below:

Chambers copies of all non-administrative motions shall be submitted to the Clerk’s Office for receipt no later than 4:00 p.m. the business day after the documents are filed. Parties need not submit chambers copies of supporting documents, including declarations or exhibits.

Proposed orders should be e-mailed to Submission by overnight delivery such as Federal Express or UPS is sufficient.

All chambers’ copies must be double-sided, and paperclipped or binderclipped. Documents that are of a larger volume may be bound with a two-pronged fastener.

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 Claudia Wilken

Born 1949 in Minneapolis, MN

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 7, 1993, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 22, 1993.
  • U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1983-1993


  • Stanford University, B.A., 1971
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

  • Staff attorney, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Northern District of California, 1975-1978
  • Private practice, Berkeley, California, 1978-1984
  • Adjunct professor, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1978-1984
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