Category Archives: News from the Bar

Five Reasons You Should Sign the Pro Bono Pledge

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Board of Directors recently voted to release a new call to action encouraging members and law firms to give back with pro bono…

Meet Heather Borlase Co-Chair of BASF’s Equality Committee on Disability Rights

BASF’s Disability Rights Committee Co-Chair Heather Borlase of Bayer & Borlase was recently invited to discuss her volunteer work with BASF/JDC. BASF: How did you become involved in BASF? Heather…

Military Affairs Committee Launched

Members are encouraged to join free group Capitalizing on the enthusiasm shown by a task force assembled last year by 2014 President Stephanie Skaff, BASF has created a Military Affairs…

Homeless Advocacy Project Has a New Home: 125 Hyde Street

Having lost its lease as a result of the rent squeeze a healthy San Francisco economy has created, the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) moved February 1, 2015, into its new home…

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius – One of San Francisco’s Largest Firms – Becomes BASF’s Newest Leaders Circle Firm

BASF is very excited to welcome the newest member to its Leaders Circle family – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.  Founded in 1873, the international law firm consists of over 700…

#Handsup: Bay Area Public Defenders Stand in Solidarity

On December 18, 2014, hundreds of public defenders around the Bay Area held “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” rallies in support of racial justice and in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson and around…

A Big Part of BASF: Solo and Small Firm Attorneys

Leonard Lun, Director of Membership Did you know that solo and small firm attorneys (offices with 1 to 9 attorneys) make up close to 20% of the entire BASF membership?  …

Ten Things You Don’t Know About Valerie Uribe

Member Profile Valerie Uribe is President of the 2015 Barristers Club Board of Directors. She served as the co-diversity director for the Barristers Board of Directors in 2014. She plans…

Timothy Moppin Installed as 2015 President

Timothy Moppin, a partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, was officially installed as 2015 BASF President on December 10 at The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Annual Membership Luncheon and…

Yolanda Jackson Named Executive Director and General Counsel of BASF

BASF’s Board of Directors recently announced the hiring of its new Executive Director and General Counsel Yolanda Jackson. Jackson was previously BASF’s interim executive director, general counsel and diversity director….