Category Archives: News from the Bar

Legal Writing Tip: Statement of Facts, Part Two

By Savannah Blackwell BASF Bulletin Contributor When writing the statement of facts, choose your material wisely, set it forth clearly, and end it with a kick. Many judges consider a…

Client Service Strategies for Paralegals

By Javier Morelos Hersh FamilyLaw Practice When working directly with clients, it is important to develop and maintain client service strategies to ensure their satisfaction with your firm. Achieving client…

The Reality is You Can’t Always Get What You Want

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta know that lawyer/mortician Phaedra Parks, whose show tagline is “you can’t always…

Dolby Laboratories Legal Team Makes Pro Bono a Priority

By Steve Love, Director of Donor and Community Engagement   If you are like most people, when someone mentions Dolby Laboratories, the first thing that comes to mind is surround…

The Ethics of Facebook Friending

By Carl W. Chamberlin   Facebook can be a gold mine of information about litigants and witnesses. A personal injury plaintiff alleging debilitating leg injuries may post photos of her…

Five Tips for Running Your Solo or Small Firm

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold I’ve had my own small firm for about 15 years. I’ve learned the hard way about what works and what…

Polsinelli Continues California Expansion; Joins BASF Leaders Circle

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes its newest Leaders Circle firm – Polsinelli. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations,…

Joint Statement of Bar Association of San Francisco and Justice & Diversity Center in Support of Chief Justice’s Letter to Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security

April 10, 2017 — San Francisco — The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco support Chief Justice…

Remembering Judge Edward Stern, Visionary for Indigent Criminal Defense

by Judge Stephen Kaus, Alameda County Superior Court This article first appeared at www.beyondchron.org [HERE] and is republished with permission.   No one had an unkind word to say about…

Court Reporting Ethics Panel Takes On Controversial Topics

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR (Ret.) During the recent CLE program “Can You Say That? Legal Ethics of Working with Court Reporters,” put on by the Paralegal Section, these…