Category Archives: Homeless Advocacy

New Volunteer Finds Creative Solution for Senior Citizen Facing Eviction

By Gloria Chun CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager John Roman negotiated an outcome for a 76-year-old woman facing eviction in his first pro bono case with our…

Retired Attorney Learns New Area of Law to Aid San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable

By Gloria Chun CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is grateful for our Volunteer of the Month, Jim Leigh. Leigh handles Supplemental…

Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Team Enables More Stable Housing for Family

As the housing crisis continues, pro bono attorneys from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius came to the aid of a family of four facing eviction after 14 years of living in…

Summer Interns Gain Experience With HAP

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) had three great summer legal interns in 2016: Jeffrey Pettibone, from University of San Francisco Law School; Jimmy Mulgannon, from Santa Clara University Law School;…

Paul Hastings Associate Steps in to Assist Homeless Advocacy Project

The Homeless Advocacy Project’s (HAP) building at 125 Hyde Street is positioned next to a former United States Postal Service facility, which was recently sold to Shorenstein Properties. In turn, Shorenstein…

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First-Time Homeless Advocacy Project Volunteer Negotiates Creative Outcome for Senior Client

Congratulations to Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) volunteer John Roman of Keller, Sloan, Roman & Holland!  In his first pro bono case with HAP, he reached a creative, thoughtful outcome for a…

Legal Community Raises $18,000+ at Annual JDC Bike/Walk-A-Thon

The 9th Annual Justice & Diversity Bike/Walk-A-Thon, which took place on Saturday July 30, raised $18,713, nearly reaching the stretch goal of $20,000, and exceeding last year’s total by more…

Seeking New Solos!

Community Law Practice Incubator Start Your Own Practice − Serve the Community Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? Apply now to participate in the…

JDC Staff Attorney Defends Tenants Against Eviction

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes Taylor Pospichel back as a staff attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP). Pospichel worked at HAP as a legal advocate, then staff…

Shelter Clinic Provides Legal Services to Homeless

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks the attorney and law student volunteers of the Shelter Clinic, a project directed by JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) attorneys Laura Chiera and…