Category Archives: News from the Bar

Our Members Make a Difference… BASF Makes It Easier!

Meet Rob Edesess BASF’s 2014 membership theme is “You Make a Difference. We Make It Easier.” Rob Edesess, a BASF member, who is an in-house attorney at Thoratec Corporation is…

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Nicholas Larson on why he is a BASF member Nicholas Larson Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney Twitter: @larson_nicholas Interesting fact: I was initially skeptical of pursuing a legal career, so…

Three More Firms Join BASF Leaders Circle Program

The Bar Association of San Francisco is excited to announce the signing of three new Leaders Circle firms (formerly Sponsor Firms) – Schoenberg Family Law Group, Durie Tangri and Greenberg…

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Interesting fact: When I was growing up, my mother worked for a time for a private investigator. Occasionally, I would tag along with her on investigations and I fancied myself quite the detective. To this day, I love the investigative aspects of my job – the process of finding, out of mountains of discovery, the few key documents and pieces of evidence that will shape the narrative at trial.

Mintz Levin Joins BASF as Newest Leaders Circle Firm

The 2014 membership year has started off on a high-note as BASF’s Leader Circle program (formerly Sponsor Firm) has added its second newest member. BASF is very excited to announce that Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC has joined the Leader Circle family.

Sausage Factory

Two things that should not be viewed are the making of law and sausage, or so the saying goes.[1] My trip to the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) proved one-half of that old saw wrong.

BASF’s First Working Mother President, Stephanie Skaff, Announces “It Starts With a Day Initiative” and Legal Help for Veterans

Farella Braun + Martel Partner Stephanie P. Skaff was installed in December as BASF’s 101st president at the Annual Membership Luncheon. It was there that she announced her “It Starts With a Day” 2014 volunteer initiative.

Obama Administration Recognizes Utah Same-Sex Marriages Under Federal Law

The Obama Administration announced Friday that the federal government will recognize approximately 1,360 same-sex marriages performed in Utah since December 2013, despite the state’s refusal to acknowledge these marriages.

Mandatory E-Filing Expansion

The San Francisco Superior Court is expanding its mandatory e-filing program to include 16 new case types.

Our Members Make a Difference… BASF Makes It Easier!

BASF’s 2014 membership theme is “You Make a Difference. We Make It Easier.” Kirsten Mickelson, a BASF member and barrister, is a young in-house attorney making a difference in the lives of those in our community.