Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Justice & Diversity Center Adds Immigration Legal Defense Work to its Program Lineup

By Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, Immigrant Legal Defense   In the last three years, there has been rapid growth to the Immigrant Legal Defense Program which moved…

Volunteer Attorney Helps “Davids” Battle “Goliaths”

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks Katharine Chao, May Volunteer of the Month, for representing litigants in federal court with the Federal Pro Bono Project. Chao values pro bono…

Dolby Laboratories Legal Team Makes Pro Bono a Priority

By Steve Love, Director of Donor and Community Engagement   If you are like most people, when someone mentions Dolby Laboratories, the first thing that comes to mind is surround…

Top Pro Bono and Diversity Program Volunteers Honored at Annual Appreciation Event

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) celebrated its top volunteers at the annual Outstanding Volunteer Celebration on March 21. With over 225 people attending the event, held at The Green…

Staff Spotlight: Javier Bastidas

Meet Javier A. Bastidas, Supervising Attorney of the Justice & Diversity Center’s Sargent Shriver Custody Project. Javier has worked in this role at JDC since June 2011. He previously worked…

Staff Spotlight: Katey Wade

Meet Katey Wade, a Social Services Advocate with the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP). Katey has been at HAP for six years in August! She started as a Lutheran Volunteer and,…

Staff Spotlight: Alvaro Carvajal

Meet Alvaro Carvajal, he has been the School-To-College (STC) Coordinator for the Justice & Diversity Center for three years. He works with low-income and first generation high school students at…

Staff Spotlight: Danielle Doleman

Meet Danielle Doleman, Development Coordinator for the Justice & Diversity Center. Danielle has been with JDC since September 2016. She works with donors and helps coordinate campaigns that raise funds…

Joint Statement of Bar Association of San Francisco and Justice & Diversity Center in Support of Chief Justice’s Letter to Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security

April 10, 2017 — San Francisco — The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco support Chief Justice…

Homeless Advocacy Project Attorneys Level the Playing Field for Client in Eviction Case

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) client Tim has been living in his rent-controlled unit in Nob Hill for about six years. His rent is reasonable and he pays his it on…