Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

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…

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…