The Lawyer Assistance Committee meets semi-annually, or on an "as-needed" basis, to ward off potential problems of compromised attorneys and to intervene before problems demand a solution by the State Bar of California.

If you're a family member of an injured or deceased attorney whose practice wasn't appropriately closed prior to the attorney's death or injury, the committee can arrange for a proper and legal transfer of files or closing of the firm.

Lawyer Assistance Committee

  • David Drivon, Chair

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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 -
Jarrod Corradi -
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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