For 37 Volunteers: A Day of Service in San Francisco’s Bayview District

On Saturday, March 28, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) brought expert legal advice and social services to more than 30 clients in Bayview-Hunters Point with its monthly Legal Advice & Referral Clinic (LARC).

From left, volunteers Hilarie Atkisson, Christina Ashba, Nancy Lum, Nakeena Covington, Zeke Rodriguez, Lyndsey Marcelino and Marliee Allan

From left, volunteers Hilarie Atkisson, Christina Ashba, Nancy Lum, Nakeena Covington, Zeke Rodriguez, Lyndsey Marcelino and Marliee Allan

JDC and BASF President Timothy Moppin, selected this LARC to be the first of several “Service Days” in 2015. Enthusiastic and motivated volunteers, including 12 employees of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Hewlett-Packard Company, 12 solo and small-firm attorneys, and 11 volunteers from the community worked together to transform a gymnasium into a bustling legal clinic, conduct client interviews, interpret for monolingual clients, and provide much-needed legal and social services.

From left, volunteers Zadik Shapiro, CJ Kingsley, Tom Paoli, Nina Allen and  Ray Bernstein

From left, volunteers Zadik Shapiro, CJ Kingsley, Tom Paoli, Nina Allen and Ray Bernstein

Morgan Lewis provided breakfast and a delicious lunch for clients and volunteers. Clients expressed feeling validated, affirmed and empowered by the clinic, and especially welcomed by the friendly volunteers. JDC thanks all the volunteers who made this LARC a success.