Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

No Glass Ceiling Co-Chair to Receive Fay Stender Award

California Women Lawyers (CWL) will honor BASF No Glass Ceiling Committee Co-Chair Patricia Gillette, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, with its Fay Stender Award. CWL established the Fay Stender Award in…

Dynamic Champion of Pro Bono and Diversity Retires

Kathi. For anyone working at a pro bono legal services organization the name refers to only one person, Kathi Pugh. During the 23 years before Pugh’s retirement this past August,…

Barristers Club Celebrates Diversity and Honors Two Attorneys

The Barristers Club Diversity Issues Committee recently honored Quyen Ta and Otis Bruce, Jr. Ta, a partner at Keker & Van Nest, was recognized for her work in inspiring minorities….

Latino Partners and Associates Reception

On July 18, 2013, BASF held its annual Latino Partners and Associates Reception at Nixon Peabody. With over 100 people in attendance, summer associates mingled with influential Latino judges, partners,…

No Glass Ceiling Initiative Asks Women Attorneys to “Lean In”

More than 80 people attended BASF’s No Glass Ceiling Initiative’s “Lean In” in the Legal Profession panel and reception in July. The event focused on Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean…

Scholarship Recipients Announced: Five Bay Area Law Students Awarded

BASF recently announced the recipients of its 2013 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of donors, five scholarships will be awarded to minority students attending Bay…

Diversity Career Fair Draws Law Students From Across the Country

The 9th annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair and Reception was held on July 26 and 27. A collaborative effort between BASF and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the fair invited…

In-House Counsel Reception Honors Nicole Harris and AT&T Legal Department

The 3rd annual Minority In-House Counsel Awards reception was held on July 31. The event was co-hosted by Davis Wright Tremaine and Latham & Watkins.   Awards were presented to…

Justice & Diversity Center’s Homeless Advocacy Project: Steady Stream of Income Does Not Always Equal Steady Stream of Housing

Mr. King* is disabled by mental health impairments and lives in a supportive housing project with on-site social and medical services. As a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient he has…

Family Law Volunteer Allysyn Overton Balances the Scales of Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize Allysyn Overton as our volunteer of the month. Overton was new to Family Law in early 2013 when she began…