Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Bridging a Justice Gap in Immigration Court

Claire Fawcett, Attorney of the Day Attorney Coordinator, Justice & Diversity Center and Nicole Allen, Immigration Legal Services Coordinator, SFILDC A Day in the life of JDC’s Attorney of the…

Holistic Advocacy at Work: JDC’s Medical-Legal Project

Jay Lee, JDC Pro Bono Manager Providing legal services to low-income clients is one of the goals of the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Medical-Legal Project.  Supervising Attorney Marie Appel…

California Supreme Court Grants Request to De-publish People v. Gonzalez

In October 2018, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center joined more than 30 public defenders, organizations and law school professors in signing a letter…

JDC to Host Law & Language Poetry Slam with SF High School Students

The slam will celebrate the ABA’s 2019 Law Day theme and kick off during National Poetry month In celebration of the American Bar Association’s 2019 Law Day theme—Free Speech, Free…

U.S. Supreme Court Permits Enforcement of Transgender Military Ban While Court Challenges Continue

In a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday, January 22, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to temporarily enforce its restrictions on transgender people serving in the military while lower…

Virtual Reality at the Bar

By Andrew Amoroso Take a moment and think back to the first time you appeared in court. Most of us remember very clearly how stressful and uncertain that experience felt….

Students, Mentors Benefit from Law Academy’s 21-year Partnership

By Laura Ernde Hundreds cheered when Balboa High School senior Kitty Zeng stepped up to the podium in the Bently Reserve Building’s boisterous banquet hall. Zeng was nervous. She had…

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

In 20 Years, More than 100 Diverse Students Have Benefited from Scholarships The 2019 Minority Law Student Scholarship Application is now available online. Students can download the application at www.sfbar.org/scholarships….

UPDATED: The Impact of the Partial Federal Government Shutdown

Low-income and immigrant families hit hardest by uncertainty and delays Update: January 18, 2019 – It is day 28 of the now longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history and there is…

Legal Community Makes Holidays Brighter for Head Start Kids

Samantha Akwei Special thanks to all of the law firms and organizations that participated in the 2018 Head Start Holiday Gift Program this winter. With your help, we were able to…