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The Children’s Waiting Room

The Children’s Waiting Room is a free service for parents and guardians who have court business at the Stockton Courthouse. Located in Room 104 and operated by Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC), free childcare is available for children 0 - 12 years for those conducting business at the Stockton Courthouse. More information is available at sjcourts.org/childrens-waiting-room/.


San Joaquin County Bar Mentorship Program

Are you or someone you know a new attorney in San Joaquin County? Join the County Bar Mentorship Program!

The County Bar Mentorship Program is designed to assist new attorneys in San Joaquin County with their professional development. Relaunched last September with the help of Anna Maples, past San Joaquin County Bar Association (SJCBAR) President, and Patrick Piggott, retired Dean of Drivon School of Law, the program supports newly admitted attorneys as they enter practice and helps them get involved with our local community to keep it strong.

Last year, six new lawyers participated in the program. The group toured the Courthouse and enjoyed coffee with the SJCBAR President and Administrator. Those that wanted a personal mentor were assigned one and were encouraged to join a SJCBAR committee or program to become long term members.

“I think the smartest thing I did was reach out to the San Joaquin County Bar Association to help me complete my requirements for the Bar and become an attorney,” said Laura McGee, a newly admitted local attorney who took part in the program.

Ms. McGee received assistance with finding resources to complete the State Bar requirements with the help of Mr. Piggott. She met the Honorable Judge Jayne Lee who graciously agreed to swear in Ms. McGee as an attorney.

Membership in the SJCBAR is free for new attorneys and this program is an added benefit.

If you’re a new attorney or know someone newly admitted or new to our legal community, and interested in joining the County Bar Mentoring Program, please email Susan Bartman, SCJBAR Executive Director, at or Patrick Piggott at .