Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

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.

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…