Cara L. Jenkins

925 L Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Office: (916) 341-8245


Cara Jenkins is a deputy legislative counsel. She joined the office in 2011.

Ms. Jenkins is assigned to the Legislative Services Branch. This branch is responsible for advising the Members and legislative staff on legislature procedure, appropriations and the state budget, the Political Reform Act of 1974, election law, litigation, personnel issues, and other legislative matters, and for drafting contracts and leases.

Prior to joining the office, Ms. Jenkins worked as an associate at a private law firm in Sacramento specializing in foreclosure defense and bankruptcy law. She also interned at various private and public offices including the Sacramento City Attorney’s office and the California Department of Justice where she gained experience in business, employment, contract, and education law.

Ms. Jenkins received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Her achievements at McGeorge School of Law include: best brief, Appellate & International Advocacy Moot Court Competition; Moot Court Honors Board; Traynor Honor Society; and the Dean’s Honor List. She was also a Sacramento County Bar Association Diversity Law Fellow.  Ms. Jenkins earned her undergraduate degree in communication studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ms. Jenkins is a member of the California State Bar.