The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco is planning several networking, volunteer, and spiritual enrichment events for the coming months. Please check back soon for additional information!
Pope Francis Legal Clinic
The Pope Francis Legal Clinic now has a physical presence within the Oakland Diocese Chancery. The clinic’s space includes a dedicated office, complete with a separate entrance enabling the clinic to meet the needs of clients outside of normal business hours.
The clinic will provide legal advice and representation to residents of the East Bay. Currently, the clinic plans to offer legal advice and representation in the areas of immigration, landlord-tenant, and elder law. The clinic will also offer a dispute resolution service. Attorneys with experience in any practice area are encouraged to volunteer.
For those interested in volunteering with the legal clinic or to RSVP for our next meeting, please contact Nicomedes Herrera.
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was honored to host Leonard Rubio and Phil Melendez of the Insight Prison Project, who shared with us their experiences in the criminal justice system and the mission of the Insight Prison Project.
Several members joined us at our annual April luncheon at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco. We enjoyed meeting with students and touring the school and extend a special thank you to Hon. David DeAlba, Chief Judge of the Sacramento County Superior Court, who spoke to us about his upbringing and career.
The Society welcomed Father Michael Hurley from St. Dominic’s Parish in San Francisco, who spoke on the topic of “silence” and its application to both faith and the practice of law.
Weekly Lenten Series
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco thanks Don Carroll, who once again led our annual Lenten series. Mr. Carroll conducted insightful weekly discussions on the image of God that Jesus provides in the Scriptures. We enjoy and appreciate these discussions every Lent, and this year was no different.
The St. Thomas More Society was pleased to host Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Carol Corrigan, for its February luncheon.
In January, the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco welcomed Matt Gonzalez, public defender in San Francisco, who spoke to us about social justice issues.
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was joined by students of De Marillac Academy in San Francisco for our annual Christmas luncheon.
2017 Red Mass
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco thanks all members who joined us for our annual Red Mass on October 12, 2017. We are grateful for the services of Archbishop Cordileone and all clergy who joined us, and we were honored to recognize Judge Suzanne Bolanos for her contributions to the legal profession and local community.
In September, the Society welcomed Joseph Russoniello, former recipient of our St. Thomas More Award and United States Attorney for the Northern District of California. Mr. Russoniello spoke to us about the evolving enforcement priorities of the Department of Justice and expected trajectories under the Trump Administration.
Theology on Tap
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was honored to host Father Kevin O’Brien, Dean of the Santa Clara Jesuit School of Theology, for our summer Theology on Tap event. Father O’Brien led an informed discussion on Pope Francis’s impact on the papacy and the Church. We look forward to hosting Father O’Brien at future events.
Our June luncheon featured special guest speaker, Dr. Kimberly Richman. Dr. Richman is a leader in the restorative justice movement and spoke to us about social justice issues.
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was pleased to welcome special guest speaker, James Fox, for our May luncheon. Mr. Fox is the current president of the California State Bar and spoke to us about recent, significant changes to the function and governance of the State Bar.
In April, the St. Thomas More Society relocated to the DeMarillac Academy in San Francisco, where we enjoyed lunch with students at the school. Special guest speaker, Bill Cartwright, former professional basketball star and head coach of the Chicago Bulls, spoke to us about his career and his faith. We look forward to joining students at the DeMarillac Academy for lunch next year.