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


Last Updated: Apr 21 2021 6:35PM
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Wednesday, Apr 21 2021
09:30AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
Thursday, Apr 22 2021
09:30AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
4:20-cv-07690-HSG - Love v. Omni Hotels Management Corporation
P: Amanda Seabock, David Ratner D: Nick Marfori
Scheduling Conference
10:00AM
4:17-cv-06645-YGR - James v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
P: Sheila James, pro se D: Jeremy Schroeder. Pat Mostasisa - Amtrak Rep
Settlement Conference
Friday, Apr 23 2021
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:18-cv-04890-JCS - Johnson et al v. City and County of San Francisco et al
P: Yolanda Huang, Stan Goff, Fulvio Cajina D: Kaitlyn Murphy
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-04857-JCS - Taylor v. San Francisco County Jail
P: Yolanda Huang, Stan Goff, Fulvio Cajina D: Kaitlyn Murphy
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-06155-JCS - Zayas et al v. San Francisco Sheriff's Department et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Yolanda Huang, Stan Goff, Fulvio Cajina D: Kaitlyn Murphy
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Certify Class
3:18-cv-06155-JCS - Zayas et al v. San Francisco Sheriff's Department et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Yolanda Huang, Stan Goff, Fulvio Cajina D: Kaitlyn Murphy
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Certify Class
3:19-cv-02559-JCS - Pascal v. Arms et al
P: Mark Javitch; Thomas Zimmerman D: Amy Pierece, Danielle Stierna
Discovery Letter Brief
3:19-cv-07923-JCS - Craig et al v. Corteva, Inc. et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Joshua Young D> Sander van der Heide
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Settlement
3:20-cv-04679-WHA - Loggervale et al v. County of Alameda et al
P: Joseph May, Brian Gearinger D: Kevin Gilbert
Discovery Hearing re: dkts 52, 55, 58, 61
10:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:18-cr-00482-VC-1 - USA v. Eugene Edward Jung (No Custody. By Zoom)
AUSA: Mohit Gourisaria / DEF: Douglas Horngrad/PTS: Tim Elder
Bond Hearing
01:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:16-cv-02487-JCS - United States of America et al v. Vibrant America, LLC
P: Justin Berger, Bethany Hill D: Thomas Brown, Lori Rubin
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-03947-JCS - Mangrubang v. Sutter Health
P: Curtis Sarian D: Thomas Geidt
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-07573-JCS - Landucci v. Freeman Expositions, LLC
P: Ryan Hicks, Eisha Perry D: Cheryl Orr, Kevin Whitaker
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-00141-JCS - Lucas v. International Business Machines Corporation
P: Cody Jaffe D: Justin Barnes
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00499-JCS - Rivas v. Sky Chefs, Inc.
P: Isandra Fernandez D: Ryan Crosner
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, Apr 27 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:19-cv-04744-WHA - The Police Retirement System of St. Louis v. Granite Construction Incorporated et al
P: Peter Borkon, JBleichmar, JFonti, GBauer D: J Spiegel, D Fry, APhadke, MMugmon, SMaali
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, Apr 28 2021
10:30AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:20-cv-02102-JD - CCSAC, Inc. et al v Pacific Banking Corp et al
P: Steve Selna D: Loren Kieve
Scheduling Conference
Thursday, Apr 29 2021
11:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:17-md-02777-EMC - In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
P: Eric Pearson D: Robert Giuffra, William Monahan, Matthew Slater (Bosch)
Further Settlement Conference
Friday, Apr 30 2021
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:17-cv-07190-JCS - O'Neil v. City and County of San Francisco et al
P: Patrick Matthew Buelna D: Hunter Sims
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
3:18-cv-07440-JCS - SC Innovations, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al
P: Kirk Dillman, Jim Briody D: Dan Swanson, Frances Waldman
Discovery Letter Brief
3:19-cv-02488-JCS - Horn v. Safeway Inc.
P: Chan Kim D: Brian Chun
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
3:20-cv-01500-JCS - Operating Engineers Health And Welfare Trust Fund For Northern California v. Lodi Sweeping Company, Inc.
P: Shaamini Babu D: No Appearance
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
10:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:14-cv-02346-JCS - Wit et al v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-03748-JCS - Drevaleva v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs et al
P: Tatyana Evgenievna Drevaleva D: Kimberly Robinson
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-04278-JCS - Halcyon Syndicate Ltd., LLC v. Graham Beck Enterprises (PTY), Ltd.
P: Stephen Flynn D: Edward Druckers, Corey Day
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-03378-JCS - Technicon Systems, Inc. v. G.A.L. Manufacturing Company, LLC et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-04820-JCS - Cogan et al v. Cinnamon AI, Inc. et al
P: Stacy North D: Olga Savage
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-05790-JCS - Gray v. DAA Draxlmeier Automotive of America LLC
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-07131-JCS - Love v. CCMH Fisherman's Wharf LLC
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00500-JCS - Drevaleva v. Glazer et al
P: Tatyana Evgenievna Drevaleva D: Kimberly Robinson
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00641-JCS - Bitmouni v. Paysafe Limited
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00684-JCS - Drevaleva v. Hayo et al
P: Tatyana Evgenievna Drevaleva D: Kimberly Robinson
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, May 4 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:17-cv-04056-WHO - Zeiger et al v. WellPet LLC et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Settlement Conference
Wednesday, May 5 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:19-cv-07083-EMC - Hahn et al v. United States of America
P: Jon Feldhammer D: Charles Butler
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 6 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
Friday, May 7 2021
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
10:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:19-cv-05725-JCS - Arteaga v. City of Oakley, et al
P: Panos Lagos D: Cameren Ripoli
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-06691-JCS - E.G. v. Castro Valley Unified School District
P: EmilyRose Johns D: Seth Gordon
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-07672-JCS - Cottrell v. AT&T Inc. et al
P: Ben Gould, Max Goins D: Hans Germann
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-08212-JCS - Calhoun v. Flrish, Inc.
P: Chris Stiner D: Dana Klinges, Todd Norris
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-01500-JCS - Operating Engineers Health And Welfare Trust Fund For Northern California v. Lodi Sweeping Company, Inc.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-06287-JCS - Booker v. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-07021-JCS - Walker et al v. AIG Property Casualty Company
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00786-JCS - Ochoa v. County of San Mateo et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00917-JCS - Novasano LLC et al v. Chartier et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, May 11 2021
10:00AM
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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.
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 13 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:18-cv-06403-RS - Zales et al v. Simon Property Group, Inc. et al
P: Celia McGuinness D: David Roth
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 14 2021
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:18-cv-04810-JCS - Tanseer Kazi, et al. v. PNC, Bank, N.A.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Motion for Leave to Appeal
3:20-cv-07182-JCS - Facebook, Inc. v. BrandTotal Ltd. et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
For connection information, plea
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Preliminary Injunction
Motion to Dismiss
10:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:17-cv-03901-JCS - Fobbs v. Wilson
P: Jocelyn Burton D: Valerie Smith
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-04810-JCS - Tanseer Kazi, et al. v. PNC, Bank, N.A.
P: Justin Swidler, Marc Silverman, Robert Soloff D: Paul Sweeney, Patrick Madden
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-02011-JCS - Hanson v. Welch Foods Inc.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-03748-JCS - Barnett v. Kapla et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-05690-JCS - Oppenheimer v. Kurland et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, May 18 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:19-cv-01905-JD - Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Apple Inc.
P: Aaron Jacobs, Kevin Gannon D: Mike Pieja, Christine Corbett
Settlement Conference
5:19-cv-01929-EJD - Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Apple Inc.
P: Aaron Jacobs, Kevin Gannon D: Mike Pieja, Christine Corbett
Settlement Conference
Thursday, May 20 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Jonathan Aguilar
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
For connection information, plea
Motion for Discovery
Motion for Joinder
Motion to Inspect
3:18-cr-00119-RS-1 - USA v. Jonathan Aguilar (Custody)
AUSA: Andrew Scoble / DEF: Martha Boersch
Motion for Disclosure
3:18-cr-00119-RS-2 - USA v. Luis Cid-Salinas (Custody)(Spanish)
AUSA: Andrew Scoble / DEF: Brian Getz
Motion for Joinder
3:18-cr-00119-RS-3 - USA v. Juan Carlos Gallardo (Custody)
AUSA: Andrew Scoble / DEF: Julia Jayne
Motion for Disclosure
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Juan Gallardo
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
For connection information, plea
Motion for Discovery
Motion for Joinder
Motion to Inspect
3:18-cr-00119-RS-4 - USA v. Josue Gonzalez (Custody)
AUSA: Andrew Scoble / DEF: Kathryn Ross
Motion for Joinder
3:18-cr-00119-RS-5 - USA v. Orlando Carlos Hernandez (Custody)
AUSA: Andrew Scoble / DEF: Harris Taback
Motion for Disclosure
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Orlando Hernandez
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Motion for Joinder
Motion to Inspect
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Michael Rebolledo
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
For connection information, plea
Motion for Disclosure
Motion for Discovery
Motion for Joinder
Motion to Inspect
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Mario Reyes
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
For connection information, plea
Motion for Disclosure
Motion for Joinder
Motion to Inspect
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Luis Rojas
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Motion for Joinder
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Eddy Urbina
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
For connection information, plea
Motion for Disclosure
Motion for Joinder
Motion to Inspect
3:18-cr-00119-RS - USA v. Weston Venegas
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Motion for Joinder
Motion to Inspect
3:18-cr-00119-RS-10 - USA v. Weston Venegas (Custody)
AUSA: Andrew Scoble / DEF: Ethan Balogh
Motion for Disclosure
3:18-cv-05931-JCS - United States of America v. Hughes
P: Nithya Senra D: Timberly Hughes, pro se
Final Pretrial Conference
Friday, May 21 2021
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:19-cv-07672-JCS - Cottrell v. AT&T Inc. et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Motion for Miscellaneous Relief
3:20-cv-03322-JCS - Algzaly et al v. Blinken et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: Julie Goldberg D: Elizabeth Kurlan
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
3:20-cv-07044-JCS - Automotive Industries Pension Trust Fund et al v. L.A. Smith & Sons Inc.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Motion for Default Judgment - by the Court
3:21-mc-80065-JCS - United States of America et al v. McKesson Corporation et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Motion to Compel
10:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:17-cv-06875-JCS - Villanueva v. Select Employment Services, Inc. et al
P: Anwar Burton D: Jared Palmer
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-03472-JCS - Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:18-cv-04852-JCS - The Center for Investigative Reporting, et al., v. United States Department of Justice
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-08156-JCS - Galia v. Wasatch Advantage Group LLC et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-03397-JCS - Boards of Trustees of the Sheet Metal Workers Pension Trust of Northern California et al v. Delcon Heating and Air Conditioning
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-03809-JCS - Roe v. Verizon Media Inc.
P: Christian Schreibert D. Melinda Riechert
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-04427-JCS - The Center for Investigative Reporting, et al v. U.S. Department of Interior
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-04615-JCS - Sepulveda v. Santoyo et al
P: Richard MacBride D: Roseann Torres
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-06869-JCS - Riles v. City Of Oakland et al
P: EmilyRose Johns, Walter Riley D: Warren Metlizky
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-09100-JCS - Jacobs v. Wilkie
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-09224-JCS - Iron Mountain Refrigeration & Equipment, LLC v. Webrestaurant, Inc., Abbas Mash
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-01182-JCS - Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. et al v. de la Vega et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-01130-JCS - Arnold Ray Lamotte, Jr., et al v. Eddie Murgic, et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Wednesday, May 26 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4640. Passcode: 841312
3:19-cv-04029-JSC - DiMercurio et al v. Equilon Enterprises LLC
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Settlement Conference
Friday, May 28 2021
09:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:18-cv-07012-JCS - Vazquez v. Wolf
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
For connection information, plea
Further Case Mgmt Conference
Motion for Settlement
Motion Hearing
3:20-cv-01449-JCS - Knox et al v. Contra Costa County et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
P: David Ratner, Shelley Molineaux D: John Fish
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Motion to Dismiss
10:30AM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
02:00PM
- Zoom Webinar ID: 161 926 0804 Password: 050855
3:19-cv-04592-JCS - Danielsson v. Blood Centers of the Pacific, et al
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:19-cv-07406-JCS - Automotive Industries Pension Trust Fund et al v. Desoto Cab Company, Inc.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-02704-JCS - Cook v. City of Fremont, California et al
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-04610-JCS - Cisco Systems, Inc. et al v. Mordeaa
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Further Case Mgmt Conference
3:20-cv-07353-JCS - District Council 16 Northern California Health and Welfare Trust Fund et al v. Kocsis, Jr.
For connection information, please see the judge's page.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-00683-JCS - Moreno v. Pena et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-01266-JCS - Knaus v. Board of Trustees of the Northern California Pipe Trades Pension Plan et al
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-01412-JCS - Blain v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-01421-JCS - Warden v. Peralta Community College District
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
3:21-cv-01422-JCS - Oppenheimer v. Plexuss, Inc.
Initial Case Mgmt Conference
Tuesday, Jun 1 2021
10:00AM
4:18-cv-06823-HSG - Miralle et al v. The City of Oakland et al
Settlement Conference (Further)
Wednesday, Jun 2 2021
10:00AM
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Zoom Meeting ID: 161 664 4690 Password: 841312
4:20-cv-02900-HSG - Latvis v. California Highway Patrol et al
P: Philip J. Kaplan D: Frank LaFleur
Settlement Conference
 
 
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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, SOME 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. 

 

COUNSEL DOES NOT NEED TO FILE ANY MOTION TO APPEAR BY PHONE. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TELEPHONE ARRANGEMENTS THROUGH COURTCALL. ANY PARTY SEEKING AN EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE SHOULD FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE COURT.  .

 
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.  
 
TO ASSIST THE COURT REPORTER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF EACH TIME YOU SPEAK. 
 
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 CHIEF 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

** CRIMINAL DUTY  MONTHS AUGUST AND DECEMBER 2021** 

CRIMINAL DUTY CALENDAR WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 AM BY ZOOM WEBINAR.

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.

EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, 2020 - THIS IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.
PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING  TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES:

DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC AND CURRENT SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER, THIS REQUIREMENT IS SUSPENDED. COUNSEL AND PARTIES WILL RECEIVE COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE CLERK.

EFFECTIVE July 19, 2016 All Telephonic Appearances shall be arranged through CourtCall. Please contact CourtCall at 866-582-6878 no later than two days prior to the hearing date.

Counsel must e-file a letter one (1) week prior to the hearing date.

NO CELL PHONES OR SPEAKER PHONES ARE ALLOWED.  ALL TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES MUST BE ON A LAND LINE! 

If you are unable to use CourtCall, please contact the clerk for alternate arrangements.

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:

July 3, 2021 through July 20, 2021

November 26, 2021

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 CLERKS:
Melissa Dawson (415) 522-3692
Sam Wheeler (415) 522-3691

COURT HOLIDAYS:

May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day

July 5, 2021 - 4th of July (observed)

September 6, 2021 - Labor Day

October 11, 2021 - Columbus Day

November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day

November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day

December 24, 2021 - Christmas Eve

December 31, 2021 - New Year's Eve

January 1, 2022 - New Year's Day