Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

Farella Braun + Martel Sets Things Right for Permanently Injured Bicyclist

In a recent pro bono success, a JDC staff attorney helped a permanently injured man file suit pro se in federal court. Then, volunteer attorneys from Farella Braun + Martel…

Team of Volunteer Attorneys From Morgan Lewis & Bockius Step Up to Help Minor

The Justice & Diversity Center thanks Morgan Lewis & Bockius for stepping forward to represent a minor, “V,” who was sued in federal court by her grandmother for reporting child…

Social Work Volunteer Enables JDC to Provide Holistic Services to Community

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to acknowledge Michael Carnevale, a dedicated Master of Social Work candidate who volunteers at its Legal Advice and Referral Clinics (LARC). Because…

Gloria Chun Named JDC’s Pro Bono Legal Services Director

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) recently announced that JDC Pro Bono Manager/Supervising Attorney Gloria Chun was promoted to its Director/Managing Attorney of Pro Bono Legal Services. She succeeds Mairi…

Gala Raises $360,000+ for JDC Pro Bono and Diversity Programs

Over 400 members of the legal community were in attendance to celebrate the work of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco on September…

Real Estate Attorney Volunteers Transactional Skills For Nonprofits

Through the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Community Organization Representation Project (CORP), real estate attorney Ian O’Banion has counseled four nonprofit organizations on lease compliance and renewal, rent increases, and…

Fenwick & West Achieves a First in Justice & Diversity Center Pro Bono Cases

Congratulations to three Fenwick & West attorneys who won actual and punitive damages for a prison inmate assaulted by correctional officers: Lynn Pasahow; Amy Hayden and Abby Wald. For the…

A Pro Bono Victory

By Chuck Geerhart, Paoli & Geerhart I enjoy providing “bite-sized pro bono” at the Justice & Diversity Center’s walk-in legal clinic because I can give people brief advice instead of…

Root and Rebound Staff

Justice & Diversity Center Helps Nonprofit Give Thousands of Californians a Second Chance

After 28 years in prison, Joel was now on the dean’s list at the local community college and owned a small antiques business with his wife, Brenda. This success story…

Incorporating Pro Bono Work into a Solo or Small Firm Practice

By Jason Yee, Law Office of Jason K. Yee It is important that all of us attorneys strive to incorporate pro bono work into our practices. Although doing so in…