Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

Planning for Pro Bono

Solo and Small Firm Attorney Corner: 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…

Team MoFo Tarantinos, led by BASF Board Member William Tarantino and his two children Gabriel and Lucia.

10th Annual Bike/Walk-A-Thon Raises More Than $30,000

On Saturday, July 15 at 7:00 a.m., Team Tam, an elite group of cyclists, led by David Reidy of McGuireWoods, set out from Crissy Field for a 53.7 mile bike…

Jennifer Letulle

Volunteer Attorney Offers Life-Changing Family Law Assistance

Professionally, Jennifer Letulle practices a wide range of civil law, including contracts, employment, design defect and professional liability. Family law isn’t part of her day job but that hasn’t stopped…

Katharine Van Dusen

Representing Consumers Facing Debt Collection Clears “Insurmountable Obstacles”

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass scored another win for a JDC client facing questionable debt collection efforts with no means to fight back. The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (NCSLT)…

Fenwick & West Achieves a First in JDC Pro Bono Cases

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

Housing Cases: How Lawyers Change Lives Through Limited-Scope Representation

Pro bono lawyers represent tenants facing eviction on a limited-scope basis at pre-trial settlement conferences. For many vulnerable San Francisco residents, this assistance is the last defense against homelessness. The…

Pro Bono Lawyer Jumps Into Advocacy With JDC Mentorship

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) applauds Lara Palanjian’s enthusiasm for her pro bono case. Palanjian is defending a low-income tenant against eviction. Her client’s landlord had been harassing him…

Housing Cases: How Lawyers Make a Difference Through Full-Scope Representation

Landlords often use owner move-in (OMI) eviction notices to pressure tenants to give up their long-term tenancies. It is critical that a tenant moving out pursuant to an OMI notice…

JDC Joins New Coalition to Help Bring Voices of Low-Income Consumers to the Capitol

The California Low-Income Consumer Coalition (CLICC), launched this year, is already at work keeping the interests of low-income consumers front and center in policy debates in Sacramento. Eleven legal services…

Seyfarth Shaw Helps Client Gain Freedom

Congratulations to Seyfarth Shaw for settling a case on behalf of a client with the Justice & Diversity Center’s Federal Pro Bono Project. The client, “Mr. M,” was incarcerated when…