Category Archives: Events

BASF Executive Director Honored Twice in March

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Executive Director Yolanda Jackson was recently honored as San Francisco Assembly District 17 Woman of the Year. Jackson was selected for this award…

Lowell High School Emerges as San Francisco County Mock Trial Champs

A student at Central Coast University on a track and field scholarship was facing a felony charge of murder for the homicide of a campus security guard. The student raised…

New Attorneys Welcomed at BASF Reception

More than 50 people attended the new attorney reception held on February 18 at BASF. The reception was held to welcome recent grads and new admittees to the profession. Board…

Outstanding Volunteers Honored at Celebration

The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) celebrated its top volunteers at its annual Outstanding Volunteer Celebration on March 9. With volunteer assistance, JDC…

From left, Shay Gilmore, Hon. Tara Flanagan, Hon. Christopher Bowen, Hon. Therese Stewart and Peter Catalanotti

LGBT Judges Discuss Their Paths to the Judiciary

More than 30 people attended the “Pathways to the Judiciary” CLE and reception presented by BASF’s Equality Subcommittee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in late January. Attendees were…

Jim Brosnahan, Gloria Chun and Katie Danielson

Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights of the Bay Area Hosts Pro Bono Awards

Thanks to Morrison & Foerster for inviting JDC’s Gloria Chun and Katie Danielson (pictured with James Brosnahan) to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area’s…

Inspire Diverse Students to Apply to Local Law Schools

The Destination Law School (DLS) program seeks volunteers to serve as panelists and mentors to diverse students interested in attending law school. DLS provides information about law school and the…

25th Anniversary: Report Highlights Challenges in Diversifying the Legal Profession

More than 60 people attended the December 14 panel discussion and reception for the release of BASF’s 2015 Goals and Timetables Report on Minority Hiring, Advancement and Retention. The event…

Make an Impact at the California Conference of Bar Associations

Matthew A. Mallet, Law Offices of Kirk B. Freeman Did you go to law school and become a lawyer in hopes of making a difference? One way to have a…

Volunteers Needed for Three-Hour Shifts at Mock Trial Tourney in February

The San Francisco Mock Trial Competition starts in February, and BASF’s Mock Trial Committee is looking for volunteers to serve as presiding judges and scorers for the preliminary rounds. What…