Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

JDC Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

  Thank you, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, for your support! The Justice & Diversity Center invites your firm to become a sponsor of the JDC Gala too. The 2017 gala takes place…

JDC Joins New Coalition to Help Bring Voices of Low-Income Consumers to the Capitol

The California Low-Income Consumer Coalition (CLICC), launched this year, is already at work keeping the interests of low-income consumers front and center in policy debates in Sacramento. Eleven legal services…

BASF Executive Director Honored by Bay Area Urban Debate League

BASF and JDC Executive Director Yolanda Jackson was recently honored by the Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) with its Great Debater Award. The award was presented to Jackson at…

Leaders Come Together to Discuss Police Reform and Changing Police Culture

Well over 100 lawyers and law enforcement representatives from throughout the Bay Area attended a two-hour panel discussion organized by BASF’s Criminal Justice Task Force that focused on the important…

The High Price of California’s Failure to Fund Dependency Counsel

Julie Traun “State intervention in the lives of families, even when absolutely necessary, is a traumatic experience for children and parents alike.”[1] Indeed, “[t]here are hardly more consequential acts the…

Special Offer from 2017 JDC Gala Sponsor Legalweek West

Special offer from 2017 JDC Gala Sponsor Legalweek West: Save 25% Off Your LegalDiversityForum Pass! Enter Promotion Code: JDC25 to Claim Your Exclusive Discount. Join your colleagues at the inaugural…

Staff Attorneys Talk Equal Justice at ABA Conference

JDC’s Cary Gold, Katie Danielson and Mairi McKeever (pictured above) were featured panelists at the American Bar Association’s Equal Justice Conference held in early May. Gold and Danielson were speakers…

Homeless Advocacy Project, Orrick and UC Hastings Team Up For Homeless San Franciscans

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks the law firm and law school volunteers of a unique pro bono collaboration. Every week, JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) runs a clinic…

Seyfarth Shaw Helps Client Gain Freedom

Congratulations to Seyfarth Shaw for settling a case on behalf of a client with the Justice & Diversity Center’s Federal Pro Bono Project. The client, “Mr. M,” was incarcerated when…

Legal Leaders Dinner Draws More than 40 Bay Area Corporate Counsel

The Spring 2017 General Counsel Dinner was held on Thursday, April 20 at Wayfare Tavern. The event was sponsored by Baker & McKenzie and was a huge success. Over 40…