Who is this event for? Is it only for lawyers?
This event is for everyone: current and future lawyers, community organizers, nonprofit leaders, policy makers, government officials, corporate responsibility professionals, and community members. If you care about justice for all, we want you at Leaders Summit. In particular, we want to bring together groups that are traditionally siloed from each other, including business groups, non-profit / activist groups, government employees, and others.
Why is this event being organized?
For nearly 30 years, ChangeLawyers has provided scholarships and career opportunities to over 1000 young, bright future change makers. And yet we need to do more. Over half of our alumni say that they want to connect with like-minded social justice advocates; to build connections and form a community; to create a sense of belonging in a world that all too often has no space for non white, non binary, queer, women, immigrants, and people with disabilities.
Leaders Summit is an intentional space for change makers to build community and power.
Who is California ChangeLawyers
Leaders Summit is a new space, but it has a history stretching back almost 30 years as California ChangeLawyers (formerly California Bar Foundation). We're a foundation that invests in the next generation of lawyers, judges, and activists because we believe that lawyers and their allies are changemakers who can and should right historical wrongs. Learn more about us here.
We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible! Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. The venue is wheelchair accessible. You can submit other requests to Daniel Oviedo at or by including it in your summit registration.
From the East Bay
By car: From the Bay Bridge, exit right at Civic Center (after you pass the 5th Street exit). Stay in one of the two right lanes. Merge onto Harrison and make a right turn onto 9th Street. Cross Market on 9th Street in one of the right hand lanes, marked Larkin Street, which will intersect both McAllister Street and Golden Gate Avenue. There is parking in the UC Hastings Garage on the corner of Larkin and Golden Gate.
AC Transit (Bus): Take the appropriate bus to the Transbay Terminal, then walk one block north to Market Street to take local transit (“MUNI”). The F line (historic street cars) stops at Civic Center; McAllister Street is 1 block north, on your right. The #5 Muni bus will stop in front of 200 McAllister Street.
BART: All Bay Area Rapid Transit trains going to Daly City/Colma or SFO/Millbrae have a Civic Center stop. McAllister Street is one block north of the Civic Center Station.
From the North Bay
By car: From the Golden Gate Bridge, take Lombard Street to Van Ness Avenue. Turn right onto Van Ness and continue to McAllister Street. Turn left onto McAllister, go two blocks, turn left onto Larkin to access the UC Hastings Parking Garage at the corner of Larkin and Golden Gate.
Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit buses provide service between several destinations in the North Bay and the Civic Center area. Take a Golden Gate Transit to Golden Gate Bridge Southern Approach; transfer to any Civic Center Bus. Get off at Hyde and McAllister Streets. For complete information and current fares, contact Golden Gate Transit online or call (415) 923-2000.
MUNI: The F, J, K, L, M, N, S and T lines stop at Civic Center. McAllister Street is 1 block north, on your right. The #5 Muni bus stops in front of 200 McAllister Street. The current Muni fare is $2.00 in exact change, including a 90-minute transfer.
From the South Bay
By car: Take 101 North, stay in second lane from your left, and follow signs to Bay Bridge. Exit 9th Street/Civic Center. Cross Market on 9th Street in one of the righthand lanes marked “Larkin Street” which will intersect both McAllister Street and Golden Gate Avenue. There is parking in the UC Hastings Garage at the corner of Larkin and Golden Gate.
By CalTrain to the Cal Train Station at King Street/Mission Bay: Upon disembarking from the train, take either the N or the T Muni train to the Civic Center stop and walk north to McAllister Street. The current fare for the Muni is $2.00 in exact change, including a 90-minute transfer.
The UC Hastings Parking Garage is at the corner of Larkin and Golden Gate. Visit the Parking site for more information regarding hours of availability and parking rates.
Is there a suggested dress code for the summit and/or reception?
We want to create a comfortable environment for all. Business casual is standard. Come as you are.
Can I pay more to help subsidize scholarships for others?
Yes! Please choose the ticket option that allows you to pay more and subsidize attendance for participants who would not otherwise be able to attend.
I can't attend the event but want to support. Can I make a donation to support the event?
Yes you can! Please click here to help.
Who should I contact if I have questions, comments, or concerns?
Please email with any questions, comments, or concerns.