Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

Jones Day Joins Right to Civil Counsel Movement, Helps Stabilize Children’s Lives

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes Jones Day as the most recent firm to join the Right to Civil Counsel movement in San Francisco.

JDC Volunteer Bridget Ausman, Mother of Four, Makes Time to Help Family Law Litigants

Stephanie Bilinksi, Family Law Project Staff Attorney Justice & Diversity Center The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to feature Bridget Ausman, who volunteers with our Family Law Project….

Nonprofits Benefit from Free Legal Clinic

In February, the Justice & Diversity Center Legal Services Program, Covington & Burling and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC): San Francisco Bay Area Chapter held a free legal clinic…

JDC Legal Clinics Keep Dedicated Volunteer Buzzing

This month, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) happily spotlights Kevin Cunningham, a volunteer at our Legal Advice and Referral Clinics (LARC) and Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinics (CDDEC)….

Justice & Diversity Center Collaborates with One Billion Rising to Serve Survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault at Legal Clinic

On March 1, the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Legal Services Program held a free legal clinic for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault as part of One Billion Rising, a global movement calling for an end to violence against women and girls.

Veterans Summit Brings Together Legal Advocates for Strategy Session [INFOGRAPHIC]

In late February, The Bar Association of San Francisco organized a half-day Veterans Summit which brought together for the first time nonprofits who provide legal services for San Francisco veterans….

Northern District Judges Honor Volunteers at Federal Pro Bono Project Reception

The Northern District Court of California and Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) held a reception on January 21 to celebrate their joint venture, the Federal Pro Bono Project. The project…

It Started with a Day! 2014 Volunteer Initiative Launched January 25

Upcoming volunteer events are May 1 and May 19 The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco kicked off the 2014 “It Starts With a…

Attorneys Honored at Gideon v. Wainwright Anniversary Reception

2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright and on December 10, hundreds gathered to recognize the work of criminal defense lawyers in San Francisco – those on BASF’s indigent defense conflicts panel and those in the Public Defender’s Office, who in combination provide legal representation to more than 20,000 indigent clients annually.

Longtime JDC Volunteer Jeffry Bernstein Dedicates Pro Bono Work to Low-Income Taxpayers

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass Partner Jeffry Bernstein as our volunteer of the month for his work with JDC’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). Bernstein has volunteered with JDC since 2000.