Service Continuity at the Justice & Diversity Center
We are here for you, while doing our part to protect public health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Our staff and volunteer attorneys continue to represent clients . As legal services are considered essential services under the Public Health Order, we continue to have consultations by phone and represent people facing eviction and homelessness, advocate for immigrants in detention, and protect domestic violence survivors.
How we can help:
Call (415) 989-1616 if you need legal help. Here is a summary of the services we can provide without in-person meetings during the shelter-in-place order and court closures.
Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic: We’re open and helping domestic violence survivors seek the protection of restraining orders. Call (415) 969-6711 or visit www.roclinic.org.
Tenant Advocacy: We can advise you on housing-related legal issues and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Family Law: Our attorneys can help with divorces, child custody and child support. We also continue to find volunteer attorneys for open cases.
Debt Collection Lawsuits: Phone appointments are available to explain consumers’ rights and responsibilities.
Federal Pro Bono Project: Free consults and assistance for people with lawsuits in federal court. If you need help with a civil case in the Northern District of California, make an an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we respond to the sweeping changes designed to keep us all safe. The situation remains very dynamic and we will continue to provide updates as we learn more.
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.