The SJ Superior Court will be closed to the General Public from Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, April 5. Attorneys with scheduled court appearances that have not been continued by the Court should show up.Their clients’ are not required to appear. Go to: for a list of which categories of operations will proceed as scheduled and which will be continued or modified.

The Court is updating its operations as the public health response to COVID-19 evolves. Please check the Court website for the latest information:

Things are changing frequently and quickly. The Court is doing its best to protect public health and fulfill its Constitutional obligations. The Court is working to anticipate challenges and address them with minimal disruption.  All of us, as officers of the Court, can do our part by working together to fulfill our roles and keep our community safe. Remain calm. Stay informed.

As new information is made available, the SJCBA will share it with you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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The SJCBA office is closed to the public in compliance with the state and county orders. Your staff is working from home and is able to serve your needs Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. The SJCBA will not be working on Fridays until further notice.

The office phone, 209-948-0125, is being monitored. Leave messages.

To reach any of your staff by email:
Robert Oakes -
Juanita Chavez -
Nicholas Closs -
Jarrod Corradi -
Linda Mussat -
Rose Ramirez -
Jennifer Riggs -
Natalie Vernon -

Thank you for your patience during this time. Please take care of yourself and those you love.
Robert E. Oakes, J.D., M.B.A.
Executive Director