Why are we a “Collaborative?”  

We are often asked this question.


Collaboration with Clients

SJC employs a “client-centered” approach to lawyering.  We empower clients to make informed choices in their legal matters.  We will not dictate to the client, but recognize that our clients understand their own basic needs much better than our lawyers do.  Our representation of clients using this approach becomes a collaborative effort between the client and the legal staff.


Collaboration with the Community

There are many great service-oriented organizations in the Bay Area. SJC makes a a concerted effort to work with organizations in the community.  We understand that our clients’ needs are great and that we cannot meet all of them alone.  So we collaborate with other service providers to provide  holistic services.