Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Celebrating the beauty of individual freedom and choice

LGBTQ+ Summer Reception 2019 More than 40 people came out to celebrate diversity at The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) annual LGBTQ+ Summer Reception. The reception, hosted by Paul…

JDC’s Poetry Slam Celebrates ABA Law Day with Powerful Youth Performances

by Samantha Akwei, Diversity and Pipeline Programs Director   In celebration of the American Bar Association’s 2019 Law Day Theme―Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society―the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC)…

Justice & Diversity Center Honors Outstanding Volunteers

    On April 30, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) celebrated its top volunteers at the annual Outstanding Volunteer Celebration, with help from Chief Justice of California Tani G….

Meet Caitlin Flammer, JDC’s Volunteer and Clinics Coordinator

By Jay Lee, Pro Bono Manager, Justice & Diversity Center   Meet Caitlin Flammer, our Volunteer and Clinics Coordinator, who connects volunteers to the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) pro…

Bike, Run or Walk For Justice at JDC Bike-A-Thon/Walk-A-Thon

By Gloria Chun, Managing Attorney and Director, Justice & Diversity Center     On Saturday, June 22, join us at beautiful Little Marina Green in San Francisco with your family…

Hearts on Fire: The Humanitarian Crisis at our Border

By Katie Kavanagh, California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice JDC’s Katie Kavanagh recounts her experience working with the Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado       There is a…

The Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice: The First Two Years

Valerie Anne Zukin, Lead Attorney Coordinator, Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice     One of the clients represented by the Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (NCCIJ) came to…

One Phone Call Helps Turn a Life Around, Thanks to HAP Staff Going the Extra Mile

    On a recent Tuesday, Erin Katayama, Supervising Attorney at the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) received an urgent call for help. A colleague at…

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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…