1. THE RAMIREZ FIRM provides the following services to SBCPOA:

Attorneys and staff necessary to perform the duties, as follows:

  1. Representation at all “meet & confer” sessions, at the reasonable request of, and assistance of SBCPOA;
  2. Representation at all hearings at the city, county or district level, including, but not limited to the following
  3. Internal Affairs (“IA”) Investigations
  4. Grievances;
  5. Skelly Hearings;
  6. Officer Involved Shootings;
  7. Officer involved Use Of Force/Death;
  8. City Council, Board of Supervisors or Regulatory Agency Meetings;
  9. Representation at the meeting of the SBCPOA Board of Directors, or General Membership Meetings, if requested in a reasonable, and timely fashion;
  10. Representation at disciplinary hearings including, but not limited to:
    • Personnel Boards;
    • Civil Service;
    • Arbitration;
    • Public Employees Relation Board (“PERB”);
  11. Representation at all FBI, DOJ, District Attorney and City Attorney investigations;
  12. Twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week emergency advice and/or representation to membership for incidents including:
    • CRIMINAL CASES arising out of the course and scope of employment;
    • CIVIL CASES, arising out of, and occurring in the scope of their employment when not, as is otherwise legally mandated, covered by the County.
      • CIVIL CASES include suits against officers for excessive force, violation of civil rights, and officer involved shootings.
      • COURSE AND SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT” is generally defined as actions or omissions by a Peace Officer or Public Safety Employee which are typical of or associated with the duties which a Peace Officer or Public Employee is hired, trained, and paid to perform, as determined, , in the discretion of THE RAMIREZ FIRM and the SBCPOA board.
  13. THE RAMIREZ FIRM also agrees to provide the following services to SBCPOA, and its Board of Directors:
    • Providing advice to the SBCPOA Board on legal matters affecting the general membership;
    • Advise the Board in coordinating, if necessary, SBCPOA’s hiring of other legal specialists, when, and if, necessary;
    • Advise the Board on contractual, corporate and bylaw related issues, internal to SBCPOA.
    • The bringing of any affirmative action on behalf of SBCPOA, or its members, which shall only be undertaken upon the recommendation of THE RAMIREZ FIRM and the SBCPOA Board.


For any questions regarding Coverage, or any of the above, please contact John Ramirez directly at (650) 762-6799.