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.
Deputy Executive Director, BASF
Lisa develops strategies and oversees programs to increase participation at BASF. Leading the Member Services team, she guides Membership, the Barristers Club, Continuing Legal Education and Communications.
Director of LRIS Public Service Programs, BASF
Antonio provides leadership for the San-Francisco- Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service to ensure that legal services are accessible to our most vulnerable communities.
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.