About the Justice & Diversity Center

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is one of the largest and most distinguished legal services providers in San Francisco.

We mobilize the pro bono power of our legal community and provide free legal services to low-income San Franciscans and nonprofit organizations that serve them. Our work is focused through four program areas: Pro Bono Legal Services, the Homeless Advocacy Project, Diversity Educational Programs, and Immigrant Legal Defense Programs.

JDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we have been serving the San Francisco community since 1977. Prior to 2013, we were known as the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

We are governed by a 25-person Board of Directors. Our Executive Director oversees a staff of 45 as well as 1,300+ volunteers who contribute more than 40,000 hours of service each year.

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Our Mission

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) advances fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession.

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