Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Disability Rights Committee Working to Educate Employers

BASF’s Equality Committee on Disability Rights recently held a CLE and panel discussion titled “Training, Hiring, and Retaining Lawyers with Disabilities.” The event, presented during October’s Disability Awareness Month, was…

BASF Members and Scholarship Recipients Give Back to Destination Law School Students

Professional obligations and the rigors of law school have not stopped BASF members and the Justice & Diversity Center’s Bay Area Minority Law Student scholarship recipients from giving back to…

Campaign to Give Back Multiplies Impact for San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable

Do you believe that everyone deserves legal representation when faced with being evicted? Do you believe that all students deserve the opportunity to succeed in school? Please make a gift…

JDC Medical Legal Project: Legal Advocacy Improves Client’s Health

Sarah* has severe allergies and a cough which are aggravated by the presence of animal hair. In May 2011, she moved into a building that was supposed to be a…

Lutheran Volunteer Corps Provide Holistic Services to Homeless San Franciscans through Homeless Advocacy Project

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) connects full-time stipended volunteers nationwide with non-profit organizations to work for peace and justice. This month, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to spotlight…

Eight Members to be Honored for Contributions to Legal Community

BASF will honor eight outstanding members at its December 17 Annual Membership Luncheon. The following members are being honored with an Award of Merit: Fred Fields, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy, &…

The Impact of the Homeless Advocacy Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

During National Homeless Awareness Week, the Justice & Diversity Center celebrates its Homeless Advocacy Project’s 25th anniversary. In 25 years of service, hundreds of dedicated staff attorneys, advocates and social…

Destination Law School [INFOGRAPHIC]

Participants of our Destination Law School program participated in an 8 week intensive Kaplan LSAT course. The infographic below shows results from our Summer 2012 class. Students took a diagnostic…

Homeless Advocacy Project Welcomes Three Post-Bar Law Clerks

JDC and the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) welcome three post-Bar law clerks who will be helping low-income clients with their eviction cases: Daniel Evans, Taylor Pospichel and Michael Spalding. Daniel…

Declining Presence of African American Judges on Federal and State Court Benches Discussed

BASF recently held a panel discussion “Judicial Crisis: Declining Presence of African Americans on Federal and State Court Benches.” The event was co-sponsored by the Charles Houston Bar Association, California…