Category Archives: News from the Bar

Congratulations to Covington & Burling For Federal Pro Bono Success

Congratulations to Covington & Burling for a remarkable result in a pro bono civil rights case for a prisoner. “Mr. P” is a JDC client who is wheelchair bound and…

From left, BASF Board member Lisa Mak, Adam Kaplan, Ann Nguyen, BASF Board Member Miriam Kim, President Malcolm Heinicke, and BASF Board Members Sebastian Kaplan and Charles Jung

Malcolm Heinicke Installed as 2018 BASF President

More than 450 members of the legal community were in attendance at the December 14 membership luncheon and installation of 2018 President Malcolm Heinicke. Heinicke, a partner in the San…

From left, Rachelle Evans, case manager at the Windsor in San Francisco's Tenderloin district; Janet Brown, resident at the Windsor; Simon Boehme, Mediator, Conflict Intervention Service; Laura Rodriguez, Program Director of Support Services at the Windsor

Compassion in Conflict: BASF Offers Conflict Intervention Service in Affordable Housing

Members of the CIS Mediation team contributed to this article   The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service (CIS) is a grant-funded project of the City and County…

Increase Your Referral Sources and Make an Impact in the Community

By Emmy Pasternak, Outreach and Case Development Manager, LRIS   When a lawyer decides to join the panel of experienced attorneys through the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, their motivation…

Justice & Diversity Center

Thank You, JDC Leadership Council

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks our Leadership Council for its continuing guidance and support. Leadership Council members help build a strong bridge between JDC and the legal community…

Day in Court Program Expands

As part of the Justice & Diversity Center’s ongoing commitment to providing San Francisco’s youth with positive educational opportunities, this year the Day In Court program was expanded by bringing…

Mobilizing for Justice in Our Community

Erin A. Gordon From the Winter 2017 issue of San Francisco Attorney magazine. Click to view fullscreen. community response, Trump administration, Merri Baldwin, Yolanda Jackson, Gloria Chun, Julie Traun, Kelly…

Alice Shikina and Sanford Kingsley

BASF Welcomes New Mediators to Mediation Service

Alice Shikina of Shikina Mediation and Arbitration is a certified mediator with a unique background. She has over 20 years of theatre experience, which she brings to her mediation practice….

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,…