Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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;…