Calendar for: Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero
Courtroom D,15th Floor
Courtroom Deputy: Karen L. Hom


Last Updated: Apr 14 2024 4:28PM
View Scheduling Notes
Monday, Apr 15 2024
08:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Apr 16 2024
08:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024
08:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Apr 18 2024
08:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Apr 19 2024
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:23-cv-00273-JCS - Washam et al v. United States of America, et al
P: Marven Masihi, Kevin Gray, pro se D: Douglas Johns
Motion to Terminate Counsel of Record filed by Kevin Gray
3:23-cv-00619-JCS - Tejeda v. Vulcan Materials Company et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Vincent Granberry D: Roland Juarez, Veronica Torrejon
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Summary Judgment
3:23-cv-01226-JCS - Dyer v. DOES 1-10
P: Min Ji Dyer Goo, pro se Non-party Google: Brendan Sasso
Status Conference re: production of documents
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:20-cv-03274-JCS - Kenley Emergency Medicine et al v. The Schumacher Group of Louisiana et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:22-cv-01957-JCS - Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Department of Homeland Security
P: Aaron Mackey D: Andrew Mainardi
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:23-cv-04721-JCS - Leung et al v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
P: Luis Serrano D: Kevin Zipser
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:23-cv-05138-JCS - Overton v. Bay Area Auto Exchange
P: Jared Overton, pro se D: No Appearance
P: Jared Overton, pro se D: No Appearance
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Order to Show Cause Hearing
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024
10:00AM
-
Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312.
3:24-cv-01591-SI - Hunt v. META/Facebook
P: Carl A. Hunt, pro se D: Michelle Visser
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 24 2024
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, Apr 25 2024
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, Apr 26 2024
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Saturday, Apr 27 2024
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Sunday, Apr 28 2024
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, Apr 29 2024
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, Apr 30 2024
10:00AM
-
Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312.
3:22-cv-06593-VC - T. A., et al v. Petaluma Schools, et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 3 2024
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:18-cv-03018-JCS - Silbersher et al v. Allergan plc et al
P: Tejinder Singh, Nicomedes Herrera, Bret Hembd, Laura Seidl, Chris Cormier, Matt Strauser
Motion to Set Aside Judgment and Indicative Ruling Under FRCP 62.1
3:23-cv-05060-JCS - Ma v. San Francisco Estuary Institute
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
12:00PM
- Judge Unavailable - Partial
Tuesday, May 7 2024
10:00AM
-
Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312.
3:23-cv-03274-VC - Joseph, Jr. v. California Highway Patrol et al
P: Joseph Elford D: Rohit Kodical
Settlement Conference
03:00PM
-
Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312.
3:20-cv-07923-EMC - Casa Nido Partnership v. Kwon et al
Further Scheduling Conference
Wednesday, May 8 2024
10:00AM
-
Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312.
11:30AM
4:19-cv-04287-YGR - Wood et al v. Marathon Refining Logistics Service LLC
P: Alexander Nazarov, Aaron Kaufmann, David Pogrel D: Cathy Conway, Jesse Cripps, Brad Hamburger, Tiffany Phan
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 9 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, May 10 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Saturday, May 11 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Sunday, May 12 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Monday, May 13 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Tuesday, May 14 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, May 15 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Thursday, May 16 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Friday, May 17 2024
07:00AM
- Judge Unavailable - All Day
Wednesday, May 22 2024
10:00AM
-
Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312.
4:22-cv-07510-KAW - Ciria v. City and County of San Francisco et al
P: George Harris, Janelle Sampana, Matt Ohlheiser D: Peter Keith, Aaron Wiener, Jose Zelidon-Zepeda
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 23 2024
10:00AM
-
Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312.
3:17-cv-03522-JD - Examinations Institute of the American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Education v. Chegg Inc.
P: Sam Eichner, Christopher Foley D: Ian Ballon, Lori Chang
Status Conference
Friday, May 24 2024
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:21-cv-09975-JCS - Pollock et al v. Federal Insurance Company
P: Christine Haskett, Dylan Schaffer Selena Linde D: Eric Freed, Leah Godesky
Further Case Mgmt Conference
 
 
View Calendar


PLEASE NOTE: Persons granted remote access to court proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings (including those held by telephone or videoconference).  See General Order 58 at Paragraph III.  Any recording of a court proceeding held by video or teleconference, including “screen-shots” or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited.  Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court-issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court.

JUDGE SPERO'S STATIC ZOOM WEBINAR INFORMATION:

Please click the link below to join webinars. If you are a case participant, you will join as an attendee, then you’ll be brought into the proceeding by court staff.

https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1619260804?pwd=RE5qWDhGOTdWWTZUOFlOKzhNc3pjZz09

Webinar ID: 161 926 0804
Password: 050855

Dial in:US: +1 (669) 254-5252 or +1 (646) 828-7666
International numbers: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/advFLxrTkx

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 161.199.138.10 (US West) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)
SIP: 1619260804@sip.zoomgov.com

Please review this important guidance on participating via Zoom. 

JUDGE SPERO'S STATIC ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:

TO BE USED FOR NON-PUBLIC HEARINGS - SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES:

For Settlement Conferences the parties shall connect to the Zoom Meeting at the following address:

https://cand.uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1616644640?pwd=cElJZ0g3dDJqcWNSb1pnSDNmanV0QT09.  

In addition to following the link and instructions on Judge Spero’s web page, you can join the meeting using the following: 

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Password: 841312.  

A link to the Court’s video conferencing meeting is also located on the Court’s website at https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges/spero-joseph-c-jcs/

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL CIVIL MOTION HEARINGS,  CRIMINAL HEARINGS, AND CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY ZOOM WEBINAR.  COUNSEL SHALL USE JUDGE SPERO'S STATIC ZOOM WEBINAR AND/OR MAY RECEIVE ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS VIA ECF NOTIFICATION. 

 


AT&T CONFERENCE CALL-IN INFORMATION FOR TELEPHONIC HEARINGS:  
DIAL IN #: 888-684-8852
ACCESS CODE: 8256171# 
 
PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT THE COURT MAY BE IN SESSION WITH PROCEEDINGS IN PROGRESSWHEN YOU CONNECT TO THE CONFERENCE CALL LINE.  THEREFORE, PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE IF POSSIBLE AND WAIT FOR THE COURT TO ADDRESSYOU BEFORE SPEAKING ON THE LINE.  
 
EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 18, 2020:

THE  COURT IS NOT HOLDING IN PERSON SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS; PARTIES MAY CONTINUE THEIR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES TO ANOTHER DATE, OR REQUEST THAT THE COURT HOLD A TELEPHONIC OR VIDEO SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE IF AVAILABLE.

EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 27, 2020: 

PLEASE SEE JUDGE SPERO'S WEBSITE UNDER STANDING ORDERS FOR COVID-19 PROCEDURES ISSUED ON JULY 31, 2020.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL IN-PERSON MEET-AND-CONFER REQUIREMENTS UNDER  MAGISTRATE JUDGE SPERO'S STANDING ORDER OR ANY OTHER ORDER ISSUED BY CHIEF MAGISTRATE JUDGE SPERO MAY BE SATISFIED BY A REMOTE MEETING VIA VIDEO OR, IF THAT IS NOT FEASIBLE, BY TELEPHONE.

EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 16, 2020: PARTIES SHOULD NOT SEND PAPER CHAMBERS COPIES PENDING FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT. CHAMBERS COPIES SHOULD BE EMAILED TO JCSPO@CAND.USCOURTS.GOV

 

CIVIL LAW AND MOTION: Friday, 9:30 AM** (See below for exceptions) 
Motion hearing dates DO NOT need to be reserved. Please follow the Court's Local Rule on Motion practice.

Judge Spero DOES NOT issue TENTATIVE RULINGS.

CRIMINAL LAW AND MOTION: Friday, 10:30 AM

EMAIL ADDRESSES: JCSPO@CAND.USCOURTS.GOV - for proposed orders and chambers copies.

*NEW (effective 12/1/18): JCSSettlement@cand.uscourts.gov - for settlement conference statements.

2/10/14: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY CASE MANAGEMENT AND PRETRIAL CONFERENCES WILL NOW BE HELD AT 2:00 PM.

CASE MANAGEMENT AND FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCES: Friday, 2:00 PM.
NOTE: Except for cases where parties are appearing pro se, Case Management Conferences are not recorded.

TRIAL SCHEDULE: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM with one (1) fifteen (15) minute break and a forty-five (45) minute lunch hour.


SCHEDULING OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES:
Please contact Karen Hom at (415) 522-2035

NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY:
Please take notice that the HONORABLE JOSEPH C. SPERO will not be available:

April 15 through April 18, 2024

April 24 through April 28, 2024

May 3, 2024

May 9 through May 17, 2024

July 5, 2024

July 22 through July 26, 2024

December 22, 2024 through January 1, 2025.

All counsel are hereby given notice that Court will not be in session during this period, and that such absence constitutes as Certificate of Unavailability pursuant to Civil L.R. 1-5(p). If urgency requires, counsel in any case assigned to Judge Spero, may request a hearing before the General Duty Judge as provided in Civil L.R. 7-1(c).

LAW CLERK:
Melissa Dawson (415) 522-3692

COURT HOLIDAYS: 
May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day

June 19, 2024 - Juneteenth

July 4, 2024 - Independence Day

September 2, 2024 - Labor Day

October 14, 2024 - Columbus Day

November 28, 2024 - Thanksgiving Day

December 25, 2024 - Christmas Day