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General Counsel

The General Counsel's office provides legal services to the Los Rios Community College District by advising employees on matters of legal significance. We are dedicated to serving the district with integrity, knowledge of the law, and reason in support of the valuable and dynamic educational mission of our colleges. Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Drafting policies and regulations
  • Reviewing and preparing contracts
  • Representing the district in court and administrative hearings
  • Providing training and seminars on legal topics
  • Advocating for the district before the state and federal governments
  • Serving as the liaison with federal, state, and local elected officials
  • Coordinating California Public Records Act (CPRA) responses on behalf of the District

Subpoena Service

While the district office is currently conducting business 100% remotely in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are accepting subpoenas via mail. Please expect delays in processing. Mail the subpoena and a $15 check made out to Los Rios Community College District to:

Los Rios Community College District
C/O General Counsel
1919 Spanos Court
Sacramento, CA 95825



Phone: (916) 568-3042

Fax: (916) 561-0574

Jake Knapp
General Counsel

Kaitlyn Sherer
Confidential Administrative Assistant


8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


We are located inside the Office of the Chancellor at the District Office.

1919 Spanos Court
Sacramento, CA 95825