Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Q&A with Senator Kamala Harris

By Laura Ernde     California Senator Kamala Harris is a trailblazer among women attorneys. Before she began her service in the U.S. Senate in 2017, Harris served as the…

Kelly Dermody Wins Margaret Brent Award

by Kerstin Firmin   The American Bar Association’s highest award for women in the profession—the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award—this year goes to a San Francisco attorney who…

Justice Therese Stewart Reflects On Her Pioneering Career

By Katie Burke   Growing up, San Francisco native Justice Therese Stewart never imagined she would one day lead the city in its legal battles for marriage equality. Nor did…

In It to WIN It: Revitalized Women’s Impact Network Strives to Benefit Everyone

By Kathleen Guthrie Woods   On November 29, 2018, Bar Association of San Francisco members gathered to launch the revitalized Women’s Impact Network: No Glass Ceiling 2.0 (WIN) with its…

Daniloff Reflects on Giving Back

By Laura Ernde   Deborah Daniloff’s face lights up when she talks about one of the pro bono family law cases she worked on last year, helping to reunite a…

Lowell High School Wins San Francisco County Mock Trial Competition

Samantha Akwei, Director of Diversity and Pipeline Education Programs   For the 2018-2019 season, eight teams competed in the annual San Francisco County Mock Trial Competition. Altogether, more than eighty…

February 27, 2006: Tanya Neiman’s Spirit Lives On in JDC’s Work

Thirteen years ago, on February 27, 2006, the legal community lost a friend, ally, and leader when attorney Tanya Neiman passed away after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Tanya Neiman was…

Immigration Advocates Call for Transparency Regarding Mesa Verde ICE Detention Facility

February 20, 2019 — San Francisco – The Northern California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (NCCIJ), along with over 70 legal service providers, issued the statement below regarding the Mesa Verde Detention Facility….

Homeless Advocacy Project Honored to Receive Work of Late San Francisco Artist Marlene Aron

Teresa Friend, Director and Managing Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is honored to have received the donation of a work of art by Marlene Aron, a…

Working Toward Fairness, One Saturday at a Time

Jay Lee, Pro Bono Manager The Justice and Diversity Center recognizes Richard Roisman for his dedication to our Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC) program. Richard regularly spends Saturday afternoons…