Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Justice & Diversity Center

New Attorneys Join Federal Pro Bono Project

By Gloria Chun, Director and Managing Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center   The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes two new attorneys to our Federal Pro Bono Project. This partnership…

As Ban on Transgender Troops Takes Effect, BASF Continues to Stand with Challengers

By BASF’s Equality Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues   The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) condemns President Trump’s ban on military service by transgender people that…

Sponsors Are the New Mentors, Especially for Women

By Ida O. Abbott   This article was originally published by Attorney at Work and is reprinted here with permission.   Women have been told for years that having a mentor is…

JDC Staff Participate in Oakland Running Festival, Supporting Bay Area Immigration Bond Fund

    Congratulations to Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) immigration staff Claire Fawcett and Valerie Zukin who participated in the Oakland Running Festival on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Claire participated…

JDC’s Tax Project Educates the Public

Amy Spivey, Supervising Attorney, JDC Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Director     In early 2019, Amy Spivey, Supervising Attorney of the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC),…

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…

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…

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…