Category Archives: News from the Bar

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…

Leaders Come Together to Discuss Police Reform and Changing Police Culture

Well over 100 lawyers and law enforcement representatives from throughout the Bay Area attended a two-hour panel discussion organized by BASF’s Criminal Justice Task Force that focused on the important…

BASF Mourns the Loss of Retired Judge Steven A. Brick

The Bar Association of San Francisco mourns the sudden passing of 1991 President Steven A. Brick on June 10. Judge Brick was an Alameda County Superior Court Judge from 2001…

Community Law Practice Incubator: Solo Never Alone

Hamid Yazdan Panah This past fall, The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), in partnership with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) and the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, started…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Nick Goldman

Nick Goldman has been many things over the course of his life—veteran, realtor, paralegal, and now solo attorney. His past experiences have not only taught Nick valuable lessons but have…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Jubilee Menzies

Most solo attorneys don’t start out with a specific niche, but most solo attorneys aren’t Jubilee Menzies. A graduate of Boston College Law School, Jubilee spent six years practicing antitrust,…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Christina Sava

Christina Sava is not your typical attorney. She has an ace up her sleeve. Or in her mind. Christina practices mindfulness meditation as a means to handle the day-to-day stress…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Jason Yee

Jason Yee is a man on a mission. You may see him in the halls of BASF, at the immigration court, or at a community naturalization event, combining old-fashioned hard…

Risk Management Tip: Attorney-Client Privilege Depends on the Forum

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit Prior to the verdict in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., et al (U.S.D.C. No. CA No. 15-cv-02356-JCS), a wrongful termination case, Bio-Rad’s public relations…

BASF Welcomes Mediator to its Panel

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Allan Schwartz to its Bay Area Mediation Services panel. Schwartz’s specialty is small to medium sized cases. His fee structure is commensurate. Schwartz…