Category Archives: Diversity @ BASF

JDC Gala Speaker Savion, a student in the STC program

Meet STC Student Savion at the 2015 #JDCGala on September 24

A message from BASF/JDc Executive Director Yolanda Jackson Next week is our annual gala through which we raise money for our diversity education programs and our legal services programs. This…

Judge Chen with Law Academy students

Law Academy Interns Meet Judge Edward Chen

  Law Academy interns, including those from Farella Braun + Martel, took a field trip in June to U.S. District Court, Northern District of California Judge Edward Chen’s chambers. In…


11th Annual Career Fair Draws More than 300 Law Students and 65 Employers

More than fifty employers interviewed over 300 law students from across the nation at the 11th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair in July, sponsored by BASF and Orrick, Herrington…

Bank of the West and Kimberly Taylor Recognized at In-House Counsel Diversity Awards

More than 60 guests attended the In-House Counsel Diversity Awards Reception, hosted by Schiff Hardin on July 29. BASF/JDC Executive Director Yolanda Jackson presented the Individual Award to Kimberly L….


Summer in the City: Diversity Receptions

Summer in the City… where the networking is easy. The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recognizes the benefits that minority and LGBTQ law students and young lawyers receive when afforded opportunities to network with other lawyers and…


BASF and JDC Welcome New Diversity & Pipeline Programs Manager

BASF and JDC are excited to welcome Elizabeth McGriff as our new Diversity & Pipeline Programs Manager. McGriff, a former trial attorney, comes to BASF/JDC from College Track where she…


Four Scholarships to be Awarded to Bay Area Minority Law Students

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco announced the recipients of its 2015 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of…

Adam Maldonado (second from left) with Mock Trial participants at their 2015 high school graduation

Mock Trial Volunteer Perspective: Adam Maldonado

Adam Maldonado, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Bringing together attorney volunteers, judges, and teenagers from public high schools across San Francisco, BASF has once again united the legal community with…


BASF LGBT Issues Committee Releases Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

A statement from BASF’s LGBT Issues Committee Chairs Peter Catalanotti and Robert Gower:   On June 26, the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark opinion in Obergefell v….


SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality Nation-Wide

11 years of dedication to marriage equality: The timeline below, culminating in today’s landmark SCOTUS opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, starts in 2004 when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom authorized…