Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

Marie Appel

Justice & Diversity Center’s Medical-Legal Project Helps Vulnerable Community Members

This month, we are highlighting the work of the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Medical-Legal Project (MLP), which provides legal services to low-income patients in community health centers. Project Supervising…

Stephanie Bilinski

Justice & Diversity Center Supervising Attorney Receives 2018 Brosnahan Fellowship Award

The Brosnahan Fellowship award selection committee has named its recipient for 2018: Stephanie Bilinski, Family Law Supervising Attorney at the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC). The fellowship funds a monetary…

Jay Lee

From Volunteer to Staff Member, Meet JDC’s New Pro Bono Manager

  Meet Jay Lee, JDC’s new Pro Bono Manager and Supervising Attorney for the Community Organization Representation Project (CORP). As Pro Bono Manager, Lee supports and connects attorneys, law students,…

Jason Galek

JDC Volunteer Helps Pro Bono Clients Navigate Complex Tax Laws

  Jason Galek is the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC)’s Volunteer of the Month for his service to low-income people facing tax issues. Through JDC’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC),…

Lieff Cabraser team, from left, Sarah Chen, Jeremy Pilaar, Aisha Saad, Phong Nguyen and Melissa Gardner

Summer Associates Learn Advocacy Skills and Community Service

A number of law students began the academic year after a busy summer securing housing and disability benefits for community members. Because they were summer associates at firms that participate…

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…