Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

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BASF Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for Striking Down California’s Proposition 8

BASF applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26 dismissing Hollingsworth v. Perry, which leaves intact the District Court ruling striking down California’s 2008 voter-approved Proposition 8 and opens…

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Farella Braun + Martel: Advancing the Right to Civil Counsel

  Farella Braun + Martel celebrated its 50th anniversary last year by reaffirming its longstanding commitment to public service. This year, Farella has continued its tradition of service by joining…

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Justice & Diversity Center’s Consumer Project Volunteer Lisa Espada Helps Those in Financial Crisis

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize Lisa J. Espada as our Volunteer of the Month for July 2013.  Espada has been volunteering with JDC’s Consumer Project…

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Mind the Gap Participant’s Pro Bono Work Saves a Family’s Home

BASF’s Mind the Gap (MTG) program provides recently licensed attorneys who are unemployed or underemployed with training, work experience, mentorship connections and debt reduction information as they bridge the gap…

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Marriage Equality Matters Because…[VIDEO]

Leaders in the San Francisco legal community voice their opinions on why marriage equality matters to them. Watch the video below or click here to watch it on Vimeo: BASF:…

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Victory for Marriage Equality!

The Bar Association of San Francisco Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for Striking Down California’s Proposition 8 BASF joined amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit…

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Pilot Program Launched to Serve Veterans Facing Criminal Charges

Julie Traun, Director of Court Programs, Lawyer Referral and Information Service, The Bar Association of San Francisco Appropriately, I visited the Superior Court’s new Veterans Justice Court (VJC) just after…

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A Peek Behind BASF’s Marriage Equality Video

BASF is gearing up for the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court. President Chris Kearney is taping a video with multiple endings! Stay tuned…

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JDC’s Federal Pro Bono Project Expands

Will begin serving clients in summer of 2013 The Justice & Diversity Center’s Federal Pro Bono Project will open a second office at the Oakland courthouse of the U.S. District…

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Justice & Diversity Center Honors Outstanding Volunteers

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center Honors Outstanding Legal Services and Diversity Educational Program Volunteers Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye was on hand to present awards The…