Category Archives: News from the Bar

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…

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…

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…

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…

Commit to Take Action in the New Year

We all believe in the promise of liberty and justice for all. But the freedom to live with dignity is a luxury that comes with access to justice when facing…

Merri Baldwin Installed as BASF’s 2017 President

Merri Baldwin, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, was installed as the 2017 President of The Bar Association of San Francisco on December 15 at its Annual Membership Luncheon and Installation of Officers….

Anti-SLAPP: A Powerful Tool Against Third Party Claims

Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit An unintended consequence of California’s Anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute (Anti-SLAPP), C.C.P. § 425.16, is the protection afforded attorneys against claims by non-clients. Enacted…

BASF and Barristers Club Announce Minority Bar Coalition Board Representatives

The Bar Association of San Francisco announced in November that Sigrid Irias, Irias Law, was selected to the 2017 BASF board as its Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) representative. BASF’s Barristers…

Paralegals Must Take More Ethics MCLEs Than Attorneys, But Why?

Daniel Pleasant, ACP Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn The State Bar of California requires attorneys to complete 25 total hours of MCLEs per three-year reporting period, four hours of which…

Jolie Seeks to Break the Rules of Fight Club: Making Private Agreements Public

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna The “Brangelina” divorce is making headlines again on the heels of Angelina Jolie filing the parties’ temporary custody stipulation…