Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

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Retired Attorney Learns New Area of Law to Aid San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable

By Gloria Chun CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is grateful for our Volunteer of the Month, Jim Leigh. Leigh handles Supplemental…

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Gala Celebrates Legal Community’s Committment to Pro Bono and Diversity Programs

More than five hundred attorneys and legal professionals, representing ninety-five firms and legal departments, were in attendance to celebrate the work of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The…

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Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Team Enables More Stable Housing for Family

As the housing crisis continues, pro bono attorneys from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius came to the aid of a family of four facing eviction after 14 years of living in…

Summer Interns Gain Experience With HAP

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) had three great summer legal interns in 2016: Jeffrey Pettibone, from University of San Francisco Law School; Jimmy Mulgannon, from Santa Clara University Law School;…

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Business Attorneys Make Time for Pro Bono to Advance Societal Goals

Gloria Chun, CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) applauds two Volunteers of the Month: John Carpenter, Dolby Laboratories; and Marty Myers, Covington…

Single Mother Inspired by Destination Law School Program

Shronda Allen was a student at Alameda City College when she attended a Destination Law School (DLS) panel presentation last fall.  While there, she met JDC’s Director of Diversity Pipeline…

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JDC Beneficiary of $200,657 Cy Pres Award

The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) is the beneficiary of a recent cy pres settlement. The $200,657 award was received in late August…

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Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Brings Together 500+ Law Students with 55+ Employers for 1,100 Interviews

This summer, more than fifty employers conducted 1,100 interviews with more than 500 second-year law students from across the nation at BASF’s Twelfth Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, cosponsored…

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Paul Hastings Associate Steps in to Assist Homeless Advocacy Project

The Homeless Advocacy Project’s (HAP) building at 125 Hyde Street is positioned next to a former United States Postal Service facility, which was recently sold to Shorenstein Properties. In turn, Shorenstein…

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Two Law Students Awarded Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Thanks to the generosity…