Category Archives: Immigration Legal Defense Programs

JDC’s Avantika Shastri Recognized as Woman Making History by San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell

San Francisco Mayor Mark E. Farrell has nominated Avantika Shastri, Justice & Diversity Center Senior Supervising Attorney and Legal Director of the SF Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative, as Woman Making History….

JDC Co-Sponsors Stow Lake Stampede, Raising Awareness for Immigration Programs

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is honored to be a sponsor of the 2018 Stow Lake Stampede. JDC is excited to partner with the Impala Racing Team and invites…

Volunteer Interpreters Needed in Immigration Cases

Are you fluent in Spanish or other languages and interested in gaining valuable interpretation experience in an immigration law setting? The Justice & Diversity Center invites you to get involved…

Increase in Immigration Enforcement Actions

The Northern California Rapid Response Network (NCRRN) is aware of an increase in immigration enfohttp://www.sfbar.org/newsroom/2017/rapidresponse.sfbar.orgrcement actions throughout the region. This includes an increase in reports of arrests in the San…

Volunteer Interpreter Steps Up For Immigrants Seeking Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Volunteer of the Month is Jared Malakouti, who interprets for our Spanish-speaking clients and their pro bono lawyers. With dedicated volunteers like Malakouti, JDC…

Northern California Rapid Immigration Response Network Survey

In anticipation of increased enforcement actions by the current administration, a Northern California Rapid Immigration Response Network has been created and has been taking steps to prepare our legal community.  Members of this network…

Justice & Diversity Center Adds Immigration Legal Defense Work to its Program Lineup

  In the last three years, there has been rapid growth to the Immigrant Legal Defense Program which moved under the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) umbrella in February of…

Immigration Task Force Launched

BASF/JDC President Merri A. Baldwin, announced the formation of an Immigration Representation Task Force, an advisory group charged with identifying, evaluating and recommending services and policy opportunities in the interest…

HAP's Julie Rosenthal with Ramona Holguin

Advocate for Immigrants Retires from Homeless Advocacy Project

By Teresa Friend, Homeless Advocacy Project Ramona Holguin, long-time supervising attorney at the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), retired at the end of February….

BASF’s Immigration Efforts Expand and Move Under the Justice & Diversity Center

Over 30 years ago, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) started the Attorney of the Day Program (AOD) at the request of the…