Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

Retirement from Active Practice, but Not Pro Bono

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) honors Sheldon Balman as Volunteer of the Month for his hard work defending vulnerable ten-ants from eviction with JDC’s Housing Negotiation Project (HNP). At…

Federal Judges Help Honor JDC Volunteers

The Justice & Diversity Center, along with 20 federal judges, celebrated law firms and attorneys who volunteer with its Federal Pro Bono Project at a reception in January. Through JDC’s…

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Volunteers at Legal Clinic

Thank you to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association for volunteering at JDC’s December 17 Legal Advice and Referral Clinic. They want you to join them in pro bono! Visit…

Tax Attorney Assists Low-Income Clients With Complex Issues

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) would like to thank Volunteer of the Month, Henry Cheng of DLA Piper. Cheng represents clients in tax controversy matters through JDC’s Low Income…

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,…

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…

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…