Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

BASF’s First Working Mother President, Stephanie Skaff, Announces “It Starts With a Day Initiative” and Legal Help for Veterans

Farella Braun + Martel Partner Stephanie P. Skaff was installed in December as BASF’s 101st president at the Annual Membership Luncheon. It was there that she announced her “It Starts With a Day” 2014 volunteer initiative.

Law Firm and In-House Counsel Partner to Help Nonprofit Organizations

On November 15, the Miller Law Group and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s San Francisco Bay Chapter teamed up with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) to hold a pro bono legal clinic for nonprofit organizations.

Advocacy of Paul Hastings’ Attorneys Prevents Loss of Income

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize Paul Hastings attorneys Elizabeth Dorsi and Michael Stevens as our volunteers of the month for their work with JDC’s Medical-Legal Project. Dorsi and Stevens each represented clients in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) overpayment cases.

JDC’s Right to Civil Counsel Project Gears Up in 2014

On November 18, 2013, a group of 40, including Jim Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge Cynthia Lee, and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, joined JDC staff and volunteer attorneys in celebrating a successful first year of the Right to Civil Counsel Pilot Program (RTCC).

Justice & Diversity Center Welcomes New Staff Attorneys

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to welcome Eunice Chang as the Staff Attorney for the Right to Civil Counsel Pilot Program (RTCC).  RTCC, the first of its…

JDC Medical Legal Project: Legal Advocacy Improves Client’s Health

Sarah* has severe allergies and a cough which are aggravated by the presence of animal hair. In May 2011, she moved into a building that was supposed to be a…

Serving Those That Serve Us: Assist Military Personnel This Veterans Day

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who had died in World…

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Helps Low-Income Clients Obtain Guardianships

  The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton for partnering with JDC’s Guardianship Project, which helps low-income clients obtain a guardianship of the person. Kilpatrick Townsend…

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass Attorneys Protect Low-Income Consumers

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass for its recent exceptional volunteer efforts on behalf of low-income consumers. By mid-August 2013, led by partner Fred…

Holistic Advocacy: Social Services Volunteer Assists at JDC Legal Clinics

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Willie Shain recently sat down with Elizabeth Aileen, a volunteer at JDC’s monthly Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC). Originally from San Diego, Aileen moved…