Category Archives: News from the Bar

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BASF’s Immigration Efforts Expand and Move Under the Justice & Diversity Center

Over 30 years ago, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) started the Attorney of the Day Program (AOD) at the request of the…

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Federal Judges Help Honor JDC Volunteers

The Justice & Diversity Center, along with 20 federal judges, celebrated law firms and attorneys who volunteer with its Federal Pro Bono Project at a reception in January. Through JDC’s…

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Lawyer Referral and Information Service Expands Role in Immigration Collaboratives to Ensure Due Process

By Carole Conn Director of Public Service Programs, LRIS/ADR/Immigration In the fall of 2014, the City and County of San Francisco stepped up to fund legal representation for immigrants. In…

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Fear and Loathing in Depp’s Divorce

by Sarah Van Voorhis and Ariel Sosna, Van Voorhis & Sosna Just when it seemed that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were going to wrap up their short-lived, marriage, they…

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ADR War Stories: When it Really is All About the Money

By Fred Carr Carr & Venner ADR Mediation Services As a full-time mediator of litigated matters, I often hear one, or both, of the parties proclaim, “It’s not about the…

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Legal Writing Tip: Start Your Brief with a Solid Introduction

By Savannah Blackwell BASF Bulletin Contributor If you do not begin your brief with an issue statement, that is, a syllogism ending in a question, then open with an introduction…

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Competing for Talent in 2017

By Legal Staffing and Recruiting Experts at Nelson & Associates The world of work is changing. Sweeping global forces and technological advancements continue to reshape how companies do business. With…

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The Attorney-Client Privilege in Workplace Investigations

By Ryan Stahl, Scherer Smith & Kenny Attorneys are often called upon by employers to facilitate investigations of workplace misconduct. One reason this is done is so the findings and…

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BASF Bulletin Board: Our Members and Leaders Circle Firms Making Headlines

Asian American Bar Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area recently announced its 2017-2018 officers and directors at large. The following BASF…

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Legal Community and Beyond Makes Holidays Brighter for Head Start Kids

Thank you to the more than 50 firms and organizations (listed below) that participated in the 2016 Head Start Holiday Gift Program. More than 2,000 children received gifts as a…