The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Executive Director Yolanda Jackson was recently honored as San Francisco Assembly District 17 Woman of the Year. Jackson was selected for this award by District 17 Supervisor David Chiu.
According to Chiu, “Yolanda Jackson has been a tireless advocate for social justice and diversity in the legal world. Under her leadership the Justice & Diversity Center has been a leading advocate for diversity in the profession; equal access to justice; leadership on social justice issues; attorney professionalism; and providing pro bono services.”
The California Legislature has honored women from each Senate and Assembly district during the annual Woman of the Year ceremony sponsored by the Legislative Women’s Caucus since 1987.
Jackson was honored at an annual ceremony on March 14 which served as the formal celebratory event recognizing Women’s History Month.
Additionally, Jackson was recognized as a Top Agent of Change by the New Dawn Vallejo Corporation at their Annual Gala on March 19.