After more than 21 years of service on the bench, including 10 years as a Magistrate Judge and 11 years as an Active District Judge, the Hon. Edward M. Chen will take senior status effective May 17, 2022. Judge Chen will continue to support the Northern District of California and will carry a caseload as a Senior District Judge.  Judge Chen will also remain active in court governance and judicial administration, and will continue his work on various court committees.