Category Archives: Mind The Gap

Legal Community Continues to Support Undergrad Students Through Destination Law School Program

Over the last two months, the Destination Law School program visited three schools, reaching more than 60 students who are interested in pursuing a law school education. DLS is thankful…

Going Solo? Don’t Do it Alone – The Case for Joining a Legal Incubator

Hamid Yazdan Panah Going solo can be a daunting proposition, but it is not without its benefits. For some, the idea of being their own boss is reason enough to…

Marketing & Business Development: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, finances, risk management,…

Starting Your Law Firm: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management (LPM) Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Let Jobs Come to You with the BASF Career Center

Having trouble finding the time to search through available jobs? Let BASF’s Career Center do the work for you! Create a personal job alert and new jobs that match your search…

Visual Learning: Bringing Legal Education into the 21st Century

Let’s face it: We’re generally a risk-averse community. We like things the way they are. We fear the unknown because our profession demands it of us. We prevent risk for a living….

Mark Burton Establishes Grant for First-Year Law Students

Mark Burton, a BASF member, is looking out for the future of the legal profession. Thanks to the newly created Mark E. Burton Grant for Professional Engagement, first-year law students…

Planning to Expand Your Brand? Effective Online Marketing Tips for Budding Lawyers

Jennifer Birch As the market has become saturated over the last couple of years, it is now necessary for most law firms and individual lawyers to pay attention to their online…

BASF Mind the Gap Program Recognized by American Bar Association

Mind the Gap (MTG), a BASF program established under the direction of 2013 President Chris Kearney of Keker & Van Nest, recently won three awards at the American Bar Association’s…

How To Succeed In Law By Really Trying

Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by talented, energetic young lawyers. When I was starting out, those peers served as role models and motivation, provided support, and sometimes offered a healthy dose of gallows humor through the completion of a marathon project. Over time, I started to work with lawyers who had less experience than me, at first just a few years, and now frequently fifteen years or more. For about eight years I was the partner in charge of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein’s summer associate program, and for the last decade I have been the firm hiring partner, trying to identify people who will be successful in our practice. From these experiences, and from talking with partners in and out of my firm, I have developed some suggestions for law students and younger lawyers about succeeding in law.