Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Bike-A-Thon Raises More Than $18,000 for Legal Services Programs

More than 50 people had fun biking and running at Crissy Field while raising $18,251 for the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) legal services programs. The amount raised surpassed any…

LRIS Fund for Public Service: Panel Attorneys Support the Programs of the Justice & Diversity Center

Often, this column highlights a particular case referred by the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), as well as the LRIS panel attorney who skillfully handled it. In many instances…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Spreads the Word About its Panel Attorneys

For the second year in a row, BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) participated in the Golden Gate Business Association Pride Expo in June. Over 80 local LGBT friendly…

Justice & Diversity Center’s Homeless Advocacy Project: Helping the Homeless Community One Client at a Time

Martin* had been living in his unit in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco since 1999. In 2002, he started to have serious habitability problems in his unit – infestation…

Lawyers Rock Out at Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

The first annual Law Rocks battle of the bands competition took place at The Independent, the night of June 13, raising over $22,000 to benefit San Francisco Bay Area charities….

Justice & Diversity Center Honors Volunteer Interpreter Brooke Gutierrez

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to honor Brooke Gutierrez as our Volunteer of the Month for August 2013. Gutierrez began volunteering with JDC in 2010, first in…

2011 Minority Scholarship Recipient Pays It Forward By Informing High School Students About Legal Career Opportunities

This summer, Edelmira Diaz, MSW, a third year law student at UC Hastings College of the Law, participated in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Legal Action Education Program (LEAP)….

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…

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…

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…