Category Archives: Justice & Diversity Center

Passion for Peace and Justice Brings Social Work Student to Homeless Advocacy Project

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, where every year JDC staffers and volunteers serve more than 1,500…

Former JDC Attorney Named Judge of State Bar of California

Gloria Chun, Director of Pro Bono Legal Services After eight years with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), Manjari Chawla was appointed hearing judge for the State Bar Court. Selected…

A Conversation with Justice Liu on Asian Americans in the Law

California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and a panel of leading Asian American lawyers presented an interesting and inspiring discussion yesterday, centered on the recently released report, A Portrait of…

Groundbreaking San Francisco Measure Guarantees Counsel to Tenants Facing Eviction

Laura Ernde Armando Vazquez, a fifty-one-year-old restaurant server, was surprised in March when his landlord gave him two options-pay twice as much in rent or find a new place to…

Kitty’s Corner: Reflections on a Summer Fellowship at the Bar Association (part 2)

Kitty Zeng, Guest Contributor [Catch up: Read part 1 here.] Kitty Zeng is a high school student at Balboa High School in San Francisco, where she takes part in Law…

Justice & Diversity Center Announces 2018 Recipients of Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

September 18, 2018 – San Francisco, California – The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of its…

Mock Trial Coaches Needed!

Lauren M. Charneski, Mock Trial committee member   The Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) is gearing up for the 2018-19 High School Mock Trial Season, and we are seeking volunteer…

Pro Bono for the Soul: Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinics

By Malcolm Heinicke, 2018 BASF/JDC President [Adapted and Reprinted from San Francisco Attorney, Summer 2018] We know that law is a challenging profession and it can take a toll on…

Coblentz Helps Local Nonprofits Navigate Real Estate Issues

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) extends its gratitude to Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass for their amazing commitment to pro bono. On July 24, JDC’s Community Organization Representation Project…

Law Academy Seeks Volunteer Mentors

Ryan Sandrock, Sidley Austin We are looking for volunteers to mentor students in the Law Academy program at Balboa High School. Established in 1997 by then Bar Association of San…