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Barristers First Trivia Night a Success

On October 10th, more than 80 people joined the Barristers Club for their inaugural Trivia Night at Lyft Headquarters in San Francisco. Twelve teams (a sold out crowd) competed for the coveted ‘bragging rights’ of first place. First place was awarded to team “Uncle Bryan and the Cave Dwellers”, which consisted of Katie Green, Samantha...Read More

JDC helps protects survivors of domestic violence

Effective legal representation is the single most important factor in whether victims are able to escape the domestic violence cycle. Yet most domestic violence victims never get to see a lawyer. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we share one attorney’s story who has taken the Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar...Read More

Barristers Club announces officers

The Barristers Club, the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) new attorney division, recently announced the officers for its 2020 Board of Directors. In addition, the Nominating Committee of the Barristers Board of Directors is pleased to announce that five Barristers Club members have been selected to fill seats on the Barristers Board that will...Read More

Using social media for legal recruiting

Gone are the days of posting help wanted ads for new legal professionals in the local paper. Long gone. Today, legal recruiting is all about getting social and networking for top talent online. After all, potential employees are networking more on social media than anywhere else online. Shouldn’t your jobs be there, too? Social media,...Read More

Volunteer opportunities for the legal community

Ready to make a difference to give fair and accessible to everyone regardless of their income or circumstances? The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) offers a variety of pro bono opportunities for lawyers to use their skills while doing good work. Expert Attorney at JDC’s Legal Advice and...Read More

Advocating for the homeless

There are more than 10,000 people who are homeless in San Francisco, the highest number in the Bay Area. The homeless population in San Francisco has grown 30% since 2017, largely because of job loss and higher living costs. In a San Francisco survey on homelessness, 63% said the reason they were homeless was because...Read More

Nominate an Outstanding Barrister Club member

Each year the Barristers Club Board of Directors names up to three Outstanding Barrister Club members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Barristers Club, commitment to the ideals of legal justice and professional excellence, promotion of the Club’s role in the legal community, leadership within the organization, and motivation of other volunteers. Recipients...Read More

Shedding light on domestic violence

Every minute in the United States, twenty people are abused by an intimate partner. That adds up to more than ten million men and women every year. And it effects more than just the homefront, a recent survey of American employees found that 44% of full-time employed adults personally experienced domestic violence’s effect in their...Read More

BASF and JDC in the news: September

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) representatives were featured in the media on a variety of topics in September, including the election for district attorney of San Francisco, and consensual encounters with the police. Here’s the roundup of what you...Read More

15th annual Gala celebrates successes of the Justice and Diversity Center

More than 300 people attending the 15th annual Gala of the Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on September 26. Doris Cheng, president of JDC and BASF, welcomed the crowd and introduced featured guest, Michael Williams. Williams, a client of the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), shared a moving...Read More