Category Archives: Members in the News

Volunteer Interpreter Steps Up For Immigrants Seeking Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Volunteer of the Month is Jared Malakouti, who interprets for our Spanish-speaking clients and their pro bono lawyers. With dedicated volunteers like Malakouti, JDC…

BASF Bulletin Board: August 2017 Members in the News

Cabraser Fastiff Tabacco Jr. Peters Daily Journal Names Top Plaintiff Lawyers The following BASF members were included in the Daily Journal’s “Top Plaintiff Lawyers” List for 2017: Elizabeth J. Cabraser,…

Former BASF President, a Business Trial Lawyer and a Psychology Expert Join BASF Mediation Services

Elizabeth Bader, Bader Conflict Resolution Services Elizabeth Bader’s mediation practice has included the successful resolution of a wide variety of cases, including complex, multi-party, tort-related litigation. Her unique approach to…

Read That (Privileged) Email – and Weep!

By Robert Cross Have you ever hit “send” on a sensitive email before realizing that your handy, autofill tool inserted the address of the wrong recipient? Or been the unintended…

How to Prevent the Leading Cause of Malpractice Claims

By Anna Fatima Costa Are you still using Outlook, spreadsheets or hand-written “cheat sheets” to track crucial calendar deadlines? It’s time to seriously evaluate your processes. On March 22, 2017,…

Pro Bono Volunteer Alleviates Debt-Related Stress for Low-Income Clients

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) recognizes Jessica McKinlay as Volunteer of the Month for her dedication to low-income consumers facing debt collection. McKinlay, of counsel with Dorsey & Whitney,…

JDC Joins New Coalition to Help Bring Voices of Low-Income Consumers to the Capitol

The California Low-Income Consumer Coalition (CLICC), launched this year, is already at work keeping the interests of low-income consumers front and center in policy debates in Sacramento. Eleven legal services…

Prop 47: The Full Employment Act for Solo Appellate Defenders

By Paul Katz Passed by California voters in November 2014, Proposition 47 provides that various theft and drug offenses can no longer be charged as felonies. The law also allows…

BASF Executive Director Honored by Bay Area Urban Debate League

BASF and JDC Executive Director Yolanda Jackson was recently honored by the Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) with its Great Debater Award. The award was presented to Jackson at…