Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

Sanford Heisler Commitment to Justice Goes Beyond the Courtroom

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco received a $10,000 cy pres award thanks to Sanford Heisler, and its San Francisco Managing Partner and…

Retired Attorney Learns New Area of Law to Aid San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable

By Gloria Chun CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is grateful for our Volunteer of the Month, Jim Leigh. Leigh handles Supplemental…

Gala Celebrates Legal Community’s Committment to Pro Bono and Diversity Programs

More than five hundred attorneys and legal professionals, representing ninety-five firms and legal departments, were in attendance to celebrate the work of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The…

Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Team Enables More Stable Housing for Family

As the housing crisis continues, pro bono attorneys from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius came to the aid of a family of four facing eviction after 14 years of living in…

Business Attorneys Make Time for Pro Bono to Advance Societal Goals

Gloria Chun, CORP Supervising Attorney and JDC Pro Bono Manager The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) applauds two Volunteers of the Month: John Carpenter, Dolby Laboratories; and Marty Myers, Covington…

JDC’s Holistic Approach Saves Client from Big Fines

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Medical-Legal Project recently helped a client contest a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency citation, preventing future collection efforts and ensuing arrest warrant for nonpayment….

Pro Bono Family Law Attorney Equates Social Responsibility With Success

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks Volunteer of the Month, Audrey Courson, who has taken on eight matters with the Family Law Project since January 2016. Courson previously practiced…

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass Champions Right to Civil Counsel

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) commends Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass for its exemplary commitment to pro bono service. Coblentz showed remarkable community service under the guidance of Fred…

Legal Community Raises $18,000+ at Annual JDC Bike/Walk-A-Thon

The 9th Annual Justice & Diversity Bike/Walk-A-Thon, which took place on Saturday July 30, raised $18,713, nearly reaching the stretch goal of $20,000, and exceeding last year’s total by more…

Going Solo? Don’t Do it Alone – The Case for Joining a Legal Incubator

Hamid Yazdan Panah Going solo can be a daunting proposition, but it is not without its benefits. For some, the idea of being their own boss is reason enough to…