2021 BASF/JDC President Values Education and Service in Uncertain Times
Excerpts from Marvin K. Anderson’s installation remarks as the 2021 president of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice and Diversity Center.
Immigration Law: Biden's First Hundred Days
Malvina De La Canal
At the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Immigrant Legal Defense Program, we have spent the last several years adapting to an unprecedented number of changes to immigration law and policy—and we are now expecting even more changes during the first hundred days of the Biden Administration.
The Barristers Club in 2021
Founded 94 years ago, the Barristers Club has a long and proud history within the Bar Association of San Francisco—not only for fostering the professional growth of newer attorneys but also for incubating new programs and initiatives.
New Habits Die Hard: Lawyers Predict Permanent Post-Pandemic Shifts
A year after the world shut down to fight a deadly pandemic, San Francisco lawyers are finally able to start imagining what their practices and lives will look like once we finally emerge from the crisis.
- Destination Law School Volunteers Hold the Door Open for Generations to Come, by Susan Kostal
For more than ten years, volunteers have been going to local Bay Area colleges to demystify the law school application process and show students of color and those from underrepresented communities that the legal profession not only has room for them, but wants them.
- Code Tenderloin Finds its True Calling Amid Pandemic, by Susan Kostal
Code Tenderloin knew it needed legal help. A board member introduced them to the Justice & Diversity Center's CORP program.
- Cannabis Justice Program Helps People Turn Over a New Leaf, by Laura Ernde
A Contra Costa County woman now has a clear path to public housing, thanks to the fledgling Cannabis Justice program at the Justice & Diversity Center.
- Bar Leaders Pivot in Response to Pandemic, by Laura Ernde
The pandemic has forced everyone to change the way they do business, and that includes the staff at the Bar Association of San Francisco and Justice & Diversity Center.