BASF’s First Working Mother President, Stephanie Skaff, Announces “It Starts With a Day Initiative” and Legal Help for Veterans


Coming up this weekend: It Starts with a Day #1

Coming up this weekend: It Starts with a Day #1

Farella Braun + Martel Partner Stephanie P. Skaff was installed in December as BASF’s 101st president at the Annual Membership Luncheon. It was there that she announced her “It Starts With a Day” 2014 volunteer initiative.

The goal of the initiative is to make it easy for members to engage with BASF, the community and each other during five “It Starts With a Day” volunteer events scheduled throughout 2014.

The first one takes place on January 25 at the Justice & Diversity Center’s Bayview-Hunter’s Point Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC). (Editor’s note: The first service day on January 25 is full – thank you to all the volunteers who have signed up! If you are interested in volunteering, please check out other upcoming service days at  The second event will coincide with Law Day on May 1 where volunteers will teach in nine San Francisco high schools.

AL-1Skaff also announced another focus of her presidency – addressing the needs of San Francisco veterans. She talked about BASF’s new program of legal services for veterans called “Service 4 Service.” In addition to an “It Starts With a Day” event focused on veterans, BASF will also partner with the San Francisco Superior Court’s Veterans Court, the Veterans Administration, legal service providers and community partners to sponsor a half-day summit this month to discuss solutions for legal problems facing our returning service members.

Visit for more information on the “It Starts With a Day” initiative.



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