Judges Joining Forces

Courtroom Scene

Every year, millions try to navigate U.S. courts without a lawyer. These Judges are changing that.

Our Judges Joining Forces campaign creates pathways to justice for low-income people. Our supporters believe that justice and fairness are a right, not a privilege.

A gift of any amount from a Judge or retired Judge provides recognition as a Judges Joining Forces member.

    Bay Area Legal Services has assisted literally thousands of people in our community, who otherwise would have been unprepared or unrepresented in court. This assistance has worked to alleviate congestion in the legal system and has helped create a more efficient process for litigants, witnesses, court staff and judges. Through its efforts, Bay Area Legal has been instrumental in preserving and maintaining equal access to justice, which is the foundation of our democracy.

    Former Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr.

    Hillsborough County

    Your Gift:

    • Supports our Legal Information Center and Family Forms Clinic at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, helping pro se litigants.
    • Provides attorneys and pro bono support to low-income community members.
    • Alleviates congestion in the court system and creates a more efficient process for all.

    Thank you to all of our judges for their generous support!

    2022 Members

    • Honorable Herbert M. Berkowitz
    • Honorable Caryl E. Delano
    • Honorable Marion Lucas Fleming
    • Honorable H. Clyde Hobby
    • Honorable Claudia R. Isom
    • Honorable Doris E. Jenkins
    • Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen
    • Honorable Manuel Menendez Jr.
    • Honorable James S. Moody, Jr.
    • Honorable Frederick L. Pollack
    • Honorable Peggy A. Quince
    • Honorable Bernard C. Silver
    • Honorable Julie S. Sneed
    • Honorable Ralph C. Stoddard
    • Honorable Lynn Tepper
    • Honorable Cheryl K. Thomas

    2021 Members

    • Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd
    • Honorable Herbert M. Berkowitz
    • Honorable Susan C. Bucklew
    • Honorable Marva L. Crenshaw
    • Honorable Paul W. Danahy Jr.
    • Honorable Caryl E. Delano
    • Honorable Darren D. Farfante
    • Honorable Ronald N. Ficarrotta
    • Honorable Marion Lucas Fleming
    • Honorable Claudia R. Isom
    • Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen
    • Honorable Manuel Menendez Jr.
    • Honorable James S. Moody, Jr.
    • Honorable Richard A. Nielsen
    • Honorable Frances M. Perrone
    • Honorable Peggy A. Quince
    • Honorable Bernard C. Silver
    • Honorable Julie S. Sneed
    • Honorable Ralph C. Stoddard
    • Honorable Lynn Tepper
    • Honorable Barbara Twine Thomas
    • Honorable Christine K. Vogel
    • Honorable Samantha L. Ward

    2020 Members

    • Honorable Herbert M. Berkowitz
    • Honorable Susan C. Bucklew
    • Honorable Marva Louise Crenshaw
    • Honorable Caryl E. Delano
    • Honorable Richard L. Greco
    • Honorable Claudia R. Isom
    • Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen
    • Honorable Manuel Menendez Jr.
    • Honorable James S. Moody, Jr.
    • Honorable Emily Ann Peacock
    • Honorable Peggy A. Quince
    • Honorable Amanda Arnold Sansone
    • Honorable Bernard C. Silver
    • Honorable Jared E. Smith
    • Honorable Lynn Tepper