JDC Press Release

Legal Services Providers and Community Benefit Organizations Ask for Moratorium on Evictions During Coronavirus Emergency

March 13, 2020, San Francisco—The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco joined local legal services and community organizations in calling for a moratorium on evictions during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a letter to Mayor London Breed, Sheriff Paul Miyamoto, and Michael Yuen, Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Superior Court, signatories outlined mitigation measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the community, and offered their help in implementing such emergency measures.

Read the letter in full, signed by the following organizations:

  • Eviction Defense Collaborative
  • Legal Assistance to the Elderly
  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic
  • Aids Legal Referral Panel
  • Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Advancing Justice-ALC
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Asian Pacific Islander Outreach (APILO)
  • San Francisco Tenants Union


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. JDC is the largest legal services providers in San Francisco. JDC’s programs serve approximately 9,500 disadvantaged San Franciscans a year, with the overarching goal of assisting the community’s most vulnerable members with accessing the judicial system and strengthening their personal, professional, and economic security.

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of attorneys, law students, and legal professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF enjoys the support of more than 7,500 individuals, law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools. BASF provides a collective voice for public advocacy, advances professional growth and education, and attempts to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and respect in the practice of law.