Category Archives: Events

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25th Anniversary: Report Highlights Challenges in Diversifying the Legal Profession

More than 60 people attended the December 14 panel discussion and reception for the release of BASF’s 2015 Goals and Timetables Report on Minority Hiring, Advancement and Retention. The event…

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Make an Impact at the California Conference of Bar Associations

Matthew A. Mallet, Law Offices of Kirk B. Freeman Did you go to law school and become a lawyer in hopes of making a difference? One way to have a…

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Volunteers Needed for Three-Hour Shifts at Mock Trial Tourney in February

The San Francisco Mock Trial Competition starts in February, and BASF’s Mock Trial Committee is looking for volunteers to serve as presiding judges and scorers for the preliminary rounds. What…

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Make an Impact at the California Conference of Bar Associations in San Diego

By Matthew Mallet, Law Office of Kirk B. Freeman   Did you go to law school, become a lawyer, in hopes of making a difference? Do you want to improve…

Volunteers and staff from Salesforce.com, Swords to Plowshares, Morrison & Foerster and the Justice & Diversity Center.

Clinic Brings Essential Legal Services to Veterans

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) held its second annual Veterans Legal Services Clinic in November 2015 with Swords to Plowshares, Salesforce.com and Morrison & Foerster. Together, 14 veterans with…

Volunteers, from left, Justice Martin Jenkins, Jonathan Schmidt,  Jeff Bornstein, Timothy Crudo, Cloey Hewlett, Erin Morgan, Jonathan Howden, Judge Monica Wiley, Ron Smith, BASF’s Julie Traun, Christopher Miller and Lawrence Hobel

Bay Area Judges and Attorneys Plant a Future with Incarcerated Youth

Inspired by past BASF President Stephanie Skaff’s “It Starts with a Day,” and continued by 2015 BASF President Tim Moppin, Jeff Bornstein, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, and Cloey Hewlett,…

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Destination Law School: Panelists Hope to Inspire Students to Attend Law School

More than 40 students attended two recent Destination Law School panel presentations, one at Mills College and the other at Berkeley College. The Mills College panelists included E. Venessa Henlon,…

From left, JDC’s Gloria Chun, Frank Rodezno, Rachel Williams with PHC’s Kit Solowy.

Project Homeless Connect Honors JDC Staff and Volunteers

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) recently honored the Justice & Diversity Center with its award for Outstanding Service Area. The City of San Francisco partners with nonprofits four to six times a…

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LRIS Panel Attorneys Give Pro Bono Advice to Veterans

Thanks to the three attorneys who gave free legal advice and referrals to veterans at an event on October 28. The attorneys, Joseph Lepera, Lepera & Associates; solo attorney Roger…

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Golfers and Tournament Sponsors Raise $80,000 for Diversity Pipeline Programs

More than 100 golfers and sponsors attended the Seventh Annual Putting for the Pipeline Golf Tournament on October 23 at TPC Harding Park. The tournament raised funds for BASF and…