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2014 Officers and Directors Confirmed

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Nominating Committee recently confirmed five directors to serve on its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee, chaired by immediate past President Kelly M. Dermody,…

Holistic Advocacy: Social Services Volunteer Assists at JDC Legal Clinics

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Willie Shain recently sat down with Elizabeth Aileen, a volunteer at JDC’s monthly Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC). Originally from San Diego, Aileen moved…

BASF Because…

Eugene Mar Law School: Harvard Law Firm: Farella Braun + Martel Practice Area: Intellectual Property Litigation Fun Fact: In retirement, my father has fashioned a fun hobby as a food…

Be Clear and Intentional About Your Leadership Brand

What do you think of when you hear the word “branding?” Executive coach and founder of Strategic Brand Intelligence, Carol Isozaki brought an important and expanded version of this concept…

Legal Writing Tip: Get Moving on The Plain English Movement

The Plain English movement is now several decades old. But as a professional editor, I’m still astonished at the wordy and legalese-laden documents out there. Whether you’re bumping up against…

What In-House Counsel Want from Outside Attorneys

With decreased demand for outside legal services, in-house attorneys are looking for innovative ways outside law firms can bring greater value to the table. To better understand how in-house counsel…

A Week at the Justice & Diversity Center [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you ever wonder what’s going on at the Justice & Diversity Center? Check out the infographic below to get a behind-the-scenes snapshot of a sample week in the life…

Leaders Circle: Sponsor Firm Program Gets Fresh New Name

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s  long-standing Sponsor Firm program will be renamed “Leaders Circle” as of the 2014 membership year which begins October 2013. A Leaders Circle firm is…

Homeless Advocacy Project Gives Summer Associates Experience Through its Annual Public Service Program

This past summer, the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) held its 16th annual Summer Associates in Public Service Program.  The program provides critical legal services to…