Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Justice & Diversity Center Welcomes New Attorney

The Federal Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce the addition of its newest staff attorney, Nerissa Kunakemakorn. She staffs the project’s new office at the Oakland district court, possible…

Homeless Advocacy Project Gives Summer Associates Experience Through its Annual Public Service Program

This past summer, the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) held its 16th annual Summer Associates in Public Service Program.  The program provides critical legal services to…

Haight Brown Provides Pro Bono Legal Help to San Francisco Community Land Trust

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to spotlight Ted Handel and Steven Cvitanovic, both partners of Haight Brown & Bonesteel, as our October volunteers of the month.  Handel…

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…