Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center


Morrison & Foerster – A Leader in the Right to Civil Counsel Movement

One year ago, San Francisco became the nation’s first “Right to Civil Counsel” city by passing the Right to Civil Counsel ordinance stating the city’s intent to create a local…


BASF’s Commitment to Gideon

It should come as no surprise that a “Civil Gideon” pilot project is the brainchild of The Bar Association of San Francisco and two of its former Presidents, Jim Brosnahan,…

Marriage on Trial panelists from left, Andrea Shorter, Ilona Turner, Kate Kendall, Matt Coles, Terry Stewart and Moderator Yolanda Jackson

Equality Committee Keeps Busy In April with Happy Hour and “Marriage on Trial” Panel Discussion

BASF’s inaugural Equality Committee Happy Hour took place on April 16 and was hosted by Keker & Van Nest. The gathering was a wonderful opportunity for guests to mingle with…


Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back With Invaluable Research

Manjari Chawla The Justice & Diversity Center’s Federal Pro Bono Project is pleased to recognize Ike Kaludi for his outstanding service in pro bono work.  The project places federal civil…


Justice & Diversity Center Launched

Combining Legal Services with Diversity Educational Programs   On March 14, The Bar Association of San Francisco launched its new Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) which brings together two of…