Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, Northern California
Organization Type: Bar/Pro Bono, Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Benefits, Civil Right to Counsel, Community Outreach: Other, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Homelessness, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Minorities: Other/All, Pro Bono
Acronym or short name: JDC
The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC), formerly Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP), has been serving the San Francisco community since 1977. In January 2012, VLSP and the Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation’s Diversity Educational Programs merged into one 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In March 2013, the resulting entity was renamed the Justice & Diversity Center.
JDC advances fairness and equality in San Francisco by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession. JDC contains three components: the Pro Bono Legal Services Program, the Homeless Advocacy Project, and the Diversity Educational Program. Within these programs some two-dozen major activities operate.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story KRON4 (Bay Area)
October 25, 2016
Community advocates collaborate to create housing program for San Francisco teachers.
News Story New York Times (NYT)
December 16, 2016
Bay Area artists face a wave of evictions, seek help in the weeks after the devastating fire at the Ghost Ship live-work art collective in Oakland, CA.
Legal by the Bay News from The Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center
August 30, 2016
Justice & Diversity Center volunteer, John Roman, successfully defended his client from eviction in his first ever pro bono case.
News Story Jennifer Wadsworth
San Jose Inside
September 26, 2017
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, the Justice and Diversity Center, and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley are set to receive increased funding from Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors to provide representation for unaccompanied child refugees in court.
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