Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Open the Doors to Opportunity for Diverse Law Students

Aimed at opening doors of opportunity for diverse law students, the 1L Open Doors Job Shadow Program strives to help 1L law students enrolled in San Francisco law schools jumpstart…

Peter Catalanotti and Cometria Cooper Honored at Barristers Club Diversity Reception

Barristers Club members Cometria Cooper, University of San Francisco School of Law, and Peter Catalanotti, Freeman Mathis & Gary, were honored at the 9th Annual Barristers Diversity Award Reception on…

Real Estate Attorney Volunteers Transactional Skills For Nonprofits

Through the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Community Organization Representation Project (CORP), real estate attorney Ian O’Banion has counseled four nonprofit organizations on lease compliance and renewal, rent increases, and…

Fenwick & West Achieves a First in Justice & Diversity Center Pro Bono Cases

Congratulations to three Fenwick & West attorneys who won actual and punitive damages for a prison inmate assaulted by correctional officers: Lynn Pasahow; Amy Hayden and Abby Wald. For the…

A Pro Bono Victory

By Chuck Geerhart, Paoli & Geerhart I enjoy providing “bite-sized pro bono” at the Justice & Diversity Center’s walk-in legal clinic because I can give people brief advice instead of…

Former Scholarship Recipient Receives Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

Congratulation to 2011 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship recipient Antonio Ingram. He is the first UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall grad to receive a Fulbright Public Policy…

Increase in Immigration Enforcement Actions

Northern CA Rapid Response Network calls for coordinated response to the targeting of sanctuary cities The Northern California Rapid Response Network (NCRRN) is aware of an increase in immigration enfohttp://www.sfbar.org/newsroom/2017/rapidresponse.sfbar.orgrcement…

Reception Honors Scholarship Recipients and Donors

Four 2017 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship recipients were honored during a reception on September 7 at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass. Each student was introduced by the donor…

2017 Tournament Champions - Keker Van Nest & Peters

Keker Van Nest & Peters Wins 2017 Hooplaw Basketball Tournament

Thank you to all the teams who came out to play in the 2017 Hooplaw Basketball Tournament on Saturday, August 26 – Sunday, August 27 and congratulation to Keker Van…

Root and Rebound Staff

Justice & Diversity Center Helps Nonprofit Give Thousands of Californians a Second Chance

After 28 years in prison, Joel was now on the dean’s list at the local community college and owned a small antiques business with his wife, Brenda. This success story…