The Bar Association of San Francisco Welcomes Mikele Lewis-Nelson as Executive Assistant

Welcome Mikele Lewis-Nelson, who joined the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) in February as Executive Assistant to Yolanda Jackson, Executive Director and General Counsel and Jack Hannan, Deputy Executive…

More than 60% of JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project Clients are 50 Years or Older

Nearly half of all homeless people who are 50 years or older became homeless after they turned 50. This is the dismaying truth revealed by a study conducted by Margot Kushel,…

Job Shadowing Program Opens Doors of Opportunity to 34 Students

Samantha Akwei, Director of Diversity and Pipeline Programs   On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 members of the legal community came together to celebrate the success of the 2019 1L Open…

JDC Immigration Staff Presenting at UC Davis Class

  On Thursday, February 28, Mario Castillo Martinez and Hamid Yazdan Panah of the Northern California Rapid Response and Immigrant Defense Network (NCRRIDN), housed at the Justice & Diversity Center…

Proposed Changes to San Francisco Superior Court Local Rules, Effective July 1

  Pursuant to California Rule of Court 10.613(g)(2), the public comment period for the proposed changes to the San Francisco Superior Court Local Rules commenced on March 13, 2019 and…

Immigration Advocates: ICE, GEO Mesa Verde Contract Raises Transparency and Accountability Concerns

    Immigration advocates in California are deeply alarmed over the legality of a newly announced $19 million contract between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and GEO Group, Inc. to…

BASF Leader Circle Firms Named Among Best Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys

  Several BASF Leader Circle firms were highlighted in Law360’s 2018 Glass Ceiling Report. The following firms were named Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys in their size category. For the top ranked firms in…

Mayor Breed Names Manohar Raju as Successor to Late Public Defender Jeff Adachi

  This morning, Mayor London Breed named Manohar Raju as the next public defender of San Francisco. Raju is a long-time attorney with the public defender’s office and was mentored…

Justice & Diversity Center Welcomes New Director of Donor and Community Engagement

  The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Shuwaski Young as our new Director of Donor & Community Engagement.  A Mississippi native, Shuwaski…

Nonprofits Focus on Finance at Day of Service Clinic

Wint Huskey   Every penny counts – especially if you’re a small nonprofit providing direct services! With that in mind, the Justice & Diversity Center’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP)…