Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Groundbreaking San Francisco Measure Guarantees Counsel to Tenants Facing Eviction

Laura Ernde Armando Vazquez, a fifty-one-year-old restaurant server, was surprised in March when his landlord gave him two options-pay twice as much in rent or find a new place to…

Kitty’s Corner: Reflections on a Summer Fellowship at the Bar Association (part 2)

Kitty Zeng, Guest Contributor [Catch up: Read part 1 here.] Kitty Zeng is a high school student at Balboa High School in San Francisco, where she takes part in Law…

Justice & Diversity Center Announces 2018 Recipients of Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

September 18, 2018 – San Francisco, California – The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of its…

Mock Trial Coaches Needed!

Lauren M. Charneski, Mock Trial committee member   The Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) is gearing up for the 2018-19 High School Mock Trial Season, and we are seeking volunteer…

Pro Bono for the Soul: Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinics

By Malcolm Heinicke, 2018 BASF/JDC President [Adapted and Reprinted from San Francisco Attorney, Summer 2018] We know that law is a challenging profession and it can take a toll on…

Coblentz Helps Local Nonprofits Navigate Real Estate Issues

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) extends its gratitude to Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass for their amazing commitment to pro bono. On July 24, JDC’s Community Organization Representation Project…

Law Academy Seeks Volunteer Mentors

Ryan Sandrock, Sidley Austin We are looking for volunteers to mentor students in the Law Academy program at Balboa High School. Established in 1997 by then Bar Association of San…

Kitty’s Corner: Reflections on a Summer Fellowship at the Bar Association

Kitty Zeng, Guest Contributor Kitty Zeng is a high school student at Balboa High School in San Francisco, where she takes part in Law Academy. Established in 1997 by then…

Immigration Advocates Exploring Further Legal Action Against ICE’s Abrupt Transfers of Detained Immigrants

August 30, 2018 – San Francisco, California – As concerns continue to rise over ICE’s sudden transfer of detained immigrants from the West County Detention Facility, immigrant rights groups have begun…

JDC Tax Project Offers New CLE Trainings and Pro Bono Opportunities

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is offering new opportunities to volunteer with our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic! JDC’s Tax Project has begun offering free CLE trainings for those interested in…