Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center


Assistant District Attorney Xochitl Carrion: A Shining Example

San Francisco Assistant District Attorney Xochitl Carrion graduated from high school two and one-half years early. She earned her degree in Women’s, Chicana/o’s and LGBT Studies from UCLA. In 2004,…


Lutheran Volunteer Corps Supports Homeless Advocacy Project

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) connects full-time volunteers receiving stipends with nonprofit organizations around the nation to work towards justice. This month, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to…


Justice & Diversity Center’s Julie Rosenthal Receives Brosnahan Fellowship

Congratulations to the Justice & Diversity Center’s Julie Rosenthal for receiving the 2017 James Brosnahan Fellowship.  Rosenthal, the Director of Social Services for JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), is the fourth…


JDC Included in New City Services Providing Housing Assistance to Educators

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is part of a new team providing housing assistance to San Francisco public school educators. Along with the SFUSD, United Educators of San Francisco,…

From left, Yusef Alexandrine, Ed Goines, James McPhail and Jonathan Hicks

Golf Tournament Brings Together Bay Area Corporate Counsel and Attorneys to Raise Money for Diversity Programs

More than 100 members of the legal community met on the links at TPC Harding Park on October 21 for the 8th Annual Putting for the Pipeline charity golf tournament….


Volunteering With the Justice & Diversity Center Gave Solo Attorney Her Start

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold The experience I gained while volunteering with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) gave me a valuable start to my…


Sanford Heisler Commitment to Justice Goes Beyond the Courtroom

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco received a $10,000 cy pres award thanks to Sanford Heisler, and its San Francisco Managing Partner and…

Allyssa Villanueva

Former Scholarship Recipient Gives Back Through Sanford Heisler Public Interest Fellowship

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program was established in 1998 to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession. Most…


New Volunteer Finds Creative Solution for Senior Citizen Facing Eviction

By Gloria Chun CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager John Roman negotiated an outcome for a 76-year-old woman facing eviction in his first pro bono case with our…

Some of JDC’s Leadership Council, from left, Matthew Cate, Steven MacDonald, Fabrice Vincent, Amy Skryja, Rachel Williams, Andrea Fitanides, A. Marisa Chun, Mary Kelly Persyn, Ashley Littlefield, Neil Popovic, and Kirti Sarkar.

Thank You Leadership Council

The Justice & Diversity Center thanks its Leadership Council for their time and insight. Every few months, council members gather to discuss emerging issues regarding volunteer recruitment and how JDC…