Category Archives: News from the Bar

What’s the Difference Between Domestic and International ADR?

By Urs Martin Laeuchli, Mediator/Arbitrator How does international Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) differ from domestic ADR? While domestic ADR provides an alternative to a court disposition, often times in international…

Share Your Voice and Passion by Joining the Paralegal Section

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR In January 2015, The Bar Association of San Francisco launched its first non attorney section with a mission to instill an ethos of professionalism…

Legal Writing Tip: Insight from the Pros

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor This month we highlight tips from Dennis Hanshew, a paralegal with Blacker, Sammis & Blacker; Commissioner Marjorie Slabach, a private judge and retired commissioner…

Justice & Diversity Center’s Julie Rosenthal Receives Brosnahan Fellowship

Congratulations to the Justice & Diversity Center’s Julie Rosenthal for receiving the 2017 James Brosnahan Fellowship.  Rosenthal, the Director of Social Services for JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), is the fourth…

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

Working Mother Magazine Names 100 Best Companies The following BASF Leaders Circle firms were included on the 2016 Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” list: Arnold & Porter and Pillsbury…

Judge Teri Jackson Elected to Serve as Presiding Judge

San Francisco Superior Court Presiding Judge John K. Stewart recently announced the San Francisco bench has elected Judge Teri L. Jackson to serve as the incoming Presiding Judge of the…

Baker & McKenzie Sponsors General Counsel Dinner

BASF’s Fall 2016 General Counsel Dinner was held on Wednesday, November 9 at Boulevard Restaurant in San Francisco. The event was sponsored by Leaders Circle firm Baker & McKenzie and…

JDC Included in New City Services Providing Housing Assistance to Educators

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is part of a new team providing housing assistance to San Francisco public school educators. Along with the SFUSD, United Educators of San Francisco,…

Barristers Club Names 2017 Officers and Board of Directors

The Barristers Club, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) new attorney division, recently announced the officers for its 2017 Board of Directors. Adam Kaplan, Munger, Tolles & Olson, will…

Two Law Firms Join the Leader Circle

The Bar Association of San Francisco recently grew its distinguished roster of Leaders Circle law firms with the addition of McGuireWoods and Baker Botts. McGuireWoods is a leading U.S. law…