The Office of the Circuit Executive’s Ninth Circuit Public Information staff handles Ninth Circuit media inquiries, promotes community outreach events, oversees the publication of the circuit's annual report and other publications, and manages various sponsored websites. It does not maintain specific case information and has no involvement with state court matters. Information is available about the judicial system in the United States and its two different court systems at Understanding Federal and State Courts. Federal case and docket information can be found at:

The Public Information staff does not conduct legal research, provide specific information on cases, attorney admission, prisoners, jury summonses, naturalizations, or Supreme Court information. The staff does not provide legal advice. Accordingly, the staff will not respond to any emails requesting such assistance.

Media Tutorial on the Courts with FAQ and Links:
Court Coverage Tutorial: Everything a reporter needs to know to cover the Ninth Circuit

For Media Inquiries -- Contact the Ninth Circuit Public Information Staff

Public Information Comments

(415) 355-8873

Attn: Public Information Unit
Office of the Circuit Executive
P.O. Box 193939
San Francisco, CA 94119-3939


Contact the Clerk of Court


Updated (Nov. 24, 2020):  We have limited staff in the courthouse due to the current public health crisis.  We are asking that you email inquiries instead of calling the court during this time.  Court staff will respond to you as soon as possible, likely within a few hours.  The email address is:  Please include your case number and a telephone number in case court staff needs to reach you.

For more information about matters relating to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or a case in the court of appeals, please contact:

Molly Dwyer, Clerk of Court
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
P.O. Box 193939
San Francisco, CA 94119-3939
(415) 355-8000


Contact the U.S. Supreme Court


For information on the U.S. Supreme Court, go to or contact the Supreme Court's Public Information Office at (202) 479-3211.


Contact the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts


The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, located in Washington, D.C., provides administrative support to all of the nation's federal courts. The AO's Public Affairs Office responds to media inquiries.

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
One Columbus Circle NE
Washington, D.C. 20544
(202) 502-2600