Category Archives: News from the Bar

BASF Welcomes Polsinelli to Leaders Circle

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes its newest Leaders Circle firm – Polsinelli. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations,…

New Solo Attorneys Wanted: Fight for Justice and Build a Sustainable Practice!

Are you or someone you know interested in starting a solo practice? The Justice & Diversity Center and The Bar Association of San Francisco are seeking new applicants for its Community…

Think Twice Before You File That Exhibit

By Joanna L. Storey, Hassard Bonnington Think of that moment when someone else’s mistake becomes your problem. For example, opposing counsel inadvertently attaches a confidential settlement agreement between his client…

BASF/JDC Executive Director Honored at Women’s History Month Ceremony

Yolanda Jackson, Executive Director of The Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center, was honored with 19 other women in March at the Women’s History Month…

What to do When the Big One Hits: E-Discovery Document Dumps

By Emily S. McGrath Lawless & Lawless It’s one of the most dreaded parts of discovery for any attorney – the 20,000-page document dump from opposing counsel. It’s unsorted. It’s…

Immigration Task Force Launched

BASF/JDC President Merri A. Baldwin, announced the formation of an Immigration Representation Task Force, an advisory group charged with identifying, evaluating and recommending services and policy opportunities in the interest…

San Francisco Legal Community: Good Allies

By Steve Love Director of Donor & Community Engagement, Justice & Diversity Center While 2017 is just getting started, it is already proving to be a very provocative year, especially…

HAP's Julie Rosenthal with Ramona Holguin

Advocate for Immigrants Retires from Homeless Advocacy Project

By Teresa Friend, Homeless Advocacy Project Ramona Holguin, long-time supervising attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), retired at the end of February….

Members Reach Out to LGBT Youth

As part of the Justice & Diversity Center’s LGBT outreach to SFUSD schools, Kelly Matayoshi of Farella Braun + Martel and Rob Depew of Employment Law Resource Group, met with…

Meet Justice & Diversity Center Board Member Holly Gaudreau

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Counsel Holly Gaudreau has served on the Justice & Diversity Center Board of Directors since 2015. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, including antitrust, unfair competition,…