• February 21, 2018

    2018 Food from the Bar Campaign Sponsors...

    Food From The Bar (FFTB) is a five-week long fundraising campaign (May 1 – June 1) in which law firms and corporate in-house legal departments compe...
  • Volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis
    February 5, 2018

    JDC and Kirkland & Ellis Commemorat...

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, nonprofits nationwide joined forces to support organizations serving homeless people. The Justice & Diver...
  • Legal Nurse Consultants
    January 24, 2018

    Paralegal Corner: How Legal Nurse Consul...

      Last September, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Paralegal Section hosted an engaging CLE workshop titled, “Utilizing Legal Nurse Con...
  • Preparing for a Negotiation
    January 22, 2018

    Preparing for Negotiation

      When preparing for a negotiation on behalf of a client, the first step is to set aside the adversarial mindset. The goal of a negotiation is no...
  • From left, BASF Board member Lisa Mak, Adam Kaplan, Ann Nguyen, BASF Board Member Miriam Kim, President Malcolm Heinicke, and BASF Board Members Sebastian Kaplan and Charles Jung
    January 22, 2018

    Malcolm Heinicke Installed as 2018 BASF ...

    More than 450 members of the legal community were in attendance at the December 14 membership luncheon and installation of 2018 President Malcolm Hein...

BASF Bulletin Board: Our Members and Leader Circle Firms Making Headlines

Member Named Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Cedric Chao, the U.S. head of DLA Piper’s International Arbitration practice, was named the 2018 San Francisco Arbitration Lawyer of the Year by…

2018 Food from the Bar Campaign Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits

Food From The Bar (FFTB) is a five-week long fundraising campaign (May 1 – June 1) in which law firms and corporate in-house legal departments compete to generate the most…

LawYaw Joins BASF Member Benefit Lineup

The Bar Association of San Francisco would like to welcome its newest member benefits partner – Lawyaw. Lawyaw is an easy to use cloud based document automation platform built for…

Congratulations to Covington & Burling For Federal Pro Bono Success

Congratulations to Covington & Burling for a remarkable result in a pro bono civil rights case for a prisoner. “Mr. P” is a JDC client who is wheelchair bound and…

Federal Pro Bono Project Celebrates Ten Years

  Twelve federal judges and more than sixty attorneys gathered at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Courthouse in January to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Justice…

50 Cent

Will 50 Cent Lose Bitcoin Millions to Bankruptcy Creditors?

By Reno F.R. Fernandez III MacDonald | Fernandez Recently, rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) found about 700 Bitcoins between his virtual couch cushions worth some $7.7 million as of January…

Volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis

JDC and Kirkland & Ellis Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Free Legal Clinic for Local Nonprofits

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, nonprofits nationwide joined forces to support organizations serving homeless people. The Justice & Diversity Center was proud to participate with Kirkland & Ellis, holding…

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day!

EITC Awareness Day is a nationwide effort to ensure that working American taxpayers know about the Earned Income Tax Credit, which reduces the amount of tax owed by low to…

Legal Nurse Consultants

Paralegal Corner: How Legal Nurse Consultants Benefit Your Practice

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR   Last September, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Paralegal Section hosted an engaging CLE workshop titled, “Utilizing Legal Nurse Consultant Expertise to Benefit…

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…