Welcome to the Family Justice practice area!

Join this site if you are a Bay Area volunteer attorney or legal services advocate advising low-income and disadvantaged family law clients. There are resources here to help you.

Family Law

BASF's Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) provides family law services to low-income individuals in San Francisco. To learn about family law projects in other Bay Area Counties, please click here.

Through a strategy of holistic advocacy, JDC aims not to simply to put out legal fires; we work to address larger issues that lie behind legal struggles through the combined efforts of both volunteer lawyers and social services professionals.

Are you working with a victim of domestic violence? Click here.

Want to Volunteer with JDC's Family Law Project?

JDC welcomes all volunteers who are interested in assisting clients in the following areas:

  • Dissolutions
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Annulments
  • Legal Separations
  • Guardianships
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Adoptions
Volunteer attorneys need not have experience in family law, but must be licensed to practice in the state of California. We are also looking for volunteer social workers and translators.

To Volunteer Contact JDC's Volunteer Coordinator at probono@sfbar.org or call 415.782.9000