Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Gloria Chun Named JDC’s Pro Bono Legal Services Director

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) recently announced that JDC Pro Bono Manager/Supervising Attorney Gloria Chun was promoted to its Director/Managing Attorney of Pro Bono Legal Services. She succeeds Mairi…

Gala Raises $360,000+ for JDC Pro Bono and Diversity Programs

Over 400 members of the legal community were in attendance to celebrate the work of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco on September…

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…