Tag Archives: San Francisco

Lieff Cabraser team, from left, Sarah Chen, Jeremy Pilaar, Aisha Saad, Phong Nguyen and Melissa Gardner

Summer Associates Learn Advocacy Skills and Community Service

A number of law students began the academic year after a busy summer securing housing and disability benefits for community members. Because they were summer associates at firms that participate…

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….

Meet STC Student Savion at the 2015 #JDCGala on September 24

A message from BASF/JDc Executive Director Yolanda Jackson Next week is our annual gala through which we raise money for our diversity education programs and our legal services programs. This…

Housing Negotiation Project Volunteer Works to Save Low-Income Clients’ Homes

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) recognizes Hope Greenhill as our Volunteer of the Month for her work with JDC’s Housing Negotiation Project, the limited-scope pro bono opportunity of the Eviction Defense Project.

HAP Staff Testifies at Supervisor Farrell’s Hearing on Homelessness

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) staff attorney Erin Katayama testified last week at a hearing focused on housing and homelessness in San Francisco. The May 7 hearing, titled The Housing Ladder…

The Power Of One: Accommodating Caregivers Under The San Francisco Family Friendly Ordinance

Bill Bogdan Whether you employ 20 people in Vacaville, Virginia or on Venus, the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance will affect you if one of those employees: is a caregiver of…

The Impact of the Homeless Advocacy Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

During National Homeless Awareness Week, the Justice & Diversity Center celebrates its Homeless Advocacy Project’s 25th anniversary. In 25 years of service, hundreds of dedicated staff attorneys, advocates and social…

Pilot Program Launched to Serve Veterans Facing Criminal Charges

Julie Traun, Director of Court Programs, Lawyer Referral and Information Service, The Bar Association of San Francisco Appropriately, I visited the Superior Court’s new Veterans Justice Court (VJC) just after…

JDC’s Federal Pro Bono Project Expands

Will begin serving clients in summer of 2013 The Justice & Diversity Center’s Federal Pro Bono Project will open a second office at the Oakland courthouse of the U.S. District…