Category Archives: Pro Bono Legal Services

Tax Attorney Volunteers Wide Array of Skills to Help People Navigate Confusing, Intimidating System

The Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) would like to recognize volunteer attorney Beth Hodess for her outstanding contributions to the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program (LITC).  Beth’s work with LITC…

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Justice & Diversity Center Announces 2019 Board of Directors

November 28, 2018 — San Francisco — The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently confirmed its 2019 Board of Directors. Doris Cheng,…

Association of Corporate Counsel and Fenwick & West Lend Helping Hand to South Bay Nonprofits

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) recently conducted a free legal clinic for South Bay nonprofit organizations in Mountain View with volunteer attorneys from the…

Gala Raises $360,000+ for JDC Legal and Diversity Programs

Over 400 members of the legal community were in attendance to celebrate the work of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco on September…

JDC Volunteer Helps Nonprofits Prevent Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

Since 2016, employment attorney Chantelle Egan of Seyfarth Shaw has provided her expertise to nonprofit audiences by leading free trainings on preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Chantelle has…

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…

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…

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…

JDC Tax Project Offers New CLE Trainings and Pro Bono Opportunities

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is offering new opportunities to volunteer with our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic! JDC’s Tax Project has begun offering free CLE trainings for those interested in…