Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

San Francisco Legal Community: Good Allies

By Steve Love Director of Donor & Community Engagement, Justice & Diversity Center While 2017 is just getting started, it is already proving to be a very provocative year, especially…

HAP's Julie Rosenthal with Ramona Holguin

Advocate for Immigrants Retires from Homeless Advocacy Project

By Teresa Friend, Homeless Advocacy Project Ramona Holguin, long-time supervising attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), retired at the end of February….

Members Reach Out to LGBT Youth

As part of the Justice & Diversity Center’s LGBT outreach to SFUSD schools, Kelly Matayoshi of Farella Braun + Martel and Rob Depew of Employment Law Resource Group, met with…

Meet Justice & Diversity Center Board Member Holly Gaudreau

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Counsel Holly Gaudreau has served on the Justice & Diversity Center Board of Directors since 2015. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, including antitrust, unfair competition,…

Update to LRIS Legacy Business Status Case

By Emmy Pasternak LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager In November 2015, this publication ran an article regarding a small business owner who had contacted BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information…

Homeless Advocacy Project Welcomes New Tenant Advocate

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) recently welcomed Alex Connolly as its new paralegal/tenant advocate. Connolly is responsible for providing support to HAP attorneys in eviction…

JDC Volunteer Shawn Matloob: Valuable Resource for the Immigrant Community

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize, Shawn Matloob, a dedicated immigration attorney who volunteers at our Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC), a free community walk-in…

BASF’s Immigration Efforts Expand and Move Under the Justice & Diversity Center

Over 30 years ago, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) started the Attorney of the Day Program (AOD) at the request of the…

Federal Judges Help Honor JDC Volunteers

The Justice & Diversity Center, along with 20 federal judges, celebrated law firms and attorneys who volunteer with its Federal Pro Bono Project at a reception in January. Through JDC’s…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Expands Role in Immigration Collaboratives to Ensure Due Process

By Carole Conn Director of Public Service Programs, LRIS/ADR/Immigration In the fall of 2014, the City and County of San Francisco stepped up to fund legal representation for immigrants. In…