Legal Writing Tip

Legal Writing Tip: Mind the Gaps Between Subject, Verb, and Object

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor   To craft an easy-to-understand sentence, make sure the subject, verb, and object do not stray too far from each other. The subject is…

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed for February Tournament

The San Francisco Mock Trial Competition starts in February, and The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Mock Trial committee is looking for volunteers to serve as presiding judges and scorers for…

Preparing for a Negotiation

Preparing for Negotiation

By John Allison, J.D., The Coach for Lawyers, LLC   When preparing for a negotiation on behalf of a client, the first step is to set aside the adversarial mindset….

Charlene "Chuck" Shimada

February Bulletin Board: Members and Leader Circle Firms in the News

Members Elected to American Law Institute Charlene “Chuck” Shimada, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Angel Garganta, Venable, were both recently elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), a leading independent…

Malcolm Heinicke Installed as 2018 BASF President

More than 450 members of the legal community were in attendance at the December 14 membership luncheon and installation of 2018 President Malcolm Heinicke. Heinicke, a partner in the San…

From left, Rachelle Evans, case manager at the Windsor in San Francisco's Tenderloin district; Janet Brown, resident at the Windsor; Simon Boehme, Mediator, Conflict Intervention Service; Laura Rodriguez, Program Director of Support Services at the Windsor

Compassion in Conflict: BASF Offers Conflict Intervention Service in Affordable Housing

Members of the CIS Mediation team contributed to this article   The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service (CIS) is a grant-funded project of the City and County…

Increase Your Referral Sources and Make an Impact in the Community

By Emmy Pasternak, Outreach and Case Development Manager, LRIS   When a lawyer decides to join the panel of experienced attorneys through the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, their motivation…

Marie Appel

Justice & Diversity Center’s Medical-Legal Project Helps Vulnerable Community Members

This month, we are highlighting the work of the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Medical-Legal Project (MLP), which provides legal services to low-income patients in community health centers. Project Supervising…

Peter Carson with other clinic participants from nonprofits; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Fenwick & West; Deloitte; and PwC

JDC Volunteers Help Bay Area Nonprofits Improve their Legal and Financial Health

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) recently conducted a legal-financial clinic for nonprofit organizations with volunteer attorneys and accountants from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton;…

From left, Agata Sulczynski and JDC’s Gloria Chun

JDC Receives Holiday Surprise

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco received a very generous holiday surprise from Weiss Associates, an Emeryville-based Environmental Science and Engineering firm.  Agata…