Executive Director and General Counsel, the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
Executive Director, Justice & Diversity Center (JDC)
Yolanda leads two organizations that focus on excellence in the legal profession and community service. Connected by the shared values of fairness and equality, both organizations actively promote diversity in the legal profession.
Yolanda has years of experience as a litigator, mediator, arbitrator, trainer and facilitator, and has helped businesses address diversity and organizational development needs. As an adjunct professor, Yolanda has taught at UC Hastings College of the Law and Golden Gate University Law School. She has served on the boards of numerous professional and community organizations and has won several awards, including the District 17 Woman of the Year Award, the California Association of Black Lawyers President’s Award, the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California “Gil Lopez Award”, the League of Women Voters of San Francisco’s “Women Who Could Be President” award, the National Diversity Council’s “California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women” and the National Bar Association Presidential Award. Much of Yolanda's volunteer time is spent on mentoring and creating networking opportunities for others.
Director and Managing Attorney, Pro Bono Legal Services Programs, JDC
Gloria leads projects that provide access to justice to people in need and legal services to nonprofits that serve low-income communities.
Director of Public Service Programs, BASF
Carole provides leadership for the San-Francisco- Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Service.
Director and Managing Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project, JDC
Teresa leads JDC's largest individual project, helping more than 2,000 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Chief Financial Officer
Sandy oversees the financial health of BASF and JDC.
Director of Immigrant Legal Defense Program, JDC
Ilyce leads the team that protects the due process rights of low-income and unrepresented immigrants facing deportation.
Director of Court Programs, BASF
Julie's team works with the San Francisco Superior Court to qualify and schedule attorneys to provide high-quality legal representation of indigent clients.
Director of Donor and Community Engagement, JDC
Shuwaski oversees fundraising efforts, connecting with individuals, law firms, corporations and grantors to raise much-needed support for JDC programs.
Legal Director, San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative
Supervising Attorney, Family Law Project
Supervising Attorney, Tenant Advocacy Project
Supervising Attorney, Sargent Shriver Child Custody Project
Bao Tran Dang
Supervising Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project
Senior Supervising Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project
Supervising Attorney, Community Organization Representation Project
Supervising Attorney, Federal Pro Bono Project
Desiree Nguyen Orth
Supervising Attorney, Consumer Advocacy Project
Supervising Immigration Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project
Supervising Attorney, Low-Income Tax Clinic
Supervising Attorney, Court Appointment Programs