Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…