Thought Leadership

Justice & Diversity Center's Annual Gala

Speeches & Presentations

Attractive Nuisance, a band featuring Partner William Gorrod among other musicians from three other law firms, ramped up a set of unexpected rock covers and retro hits to celebrate the impact of The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) annual Gala virtually, on September 16, 2020.

In its 16th year, the JDC annual Gala is an opportunity for the San Francisco legal community to gather and celebrate the collective impact of more than 1,500 volunteer and staff attorneys who provide legal services, advocacy, and support that more than 9,000 people in San Francisco rely on each year.

This year’s JDC Gala continued the tradition of celebrating JDC’s impact and sharing inspiration through client and student stories.

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) advances fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession. JDC is the largest legal services providers in San Francisco. JDC’s programs serve approximately 9,500 disadvantaged San Franciscans a year, with the overarching goal of assisting the community’s most vulnerable members with accessing the judicial system and strengthening their personal, professional, and economic security.

To learn more about the campaign or support JDC, visit


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 12 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology, and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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