Category Archives: News

Prop 47: The Full Employment Act for Solo Appellate Defenders

By Paul Katz Passed by California voters in November 2014, Proposition 47 provides that various theft and drug offenses can no longer be charged as felonies. The law also allows…

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…

BASF Bulletin Board: July 2017 Members in the News

Kulkarni Anjali Kulkarni Joins 2017 Barristers Board Anjali Kulkarni of Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney was selected to replace Katie Glynn, on the 2017 Barristers Club Board of Directors. Glynn took…

BASF Bulletin Board: June 2017 Members in the News

Environmental Law Institute Welcomes Davina Pujari to its Leadership Council The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) recently announced Hanson Bridgett Partner Davina Pujari as a new member of its Leadership Council….

The High Price of California’s Failure to Fund Dependency Counsel

Julie Traun “State intervention in the lives of families, even when absolutely necessary, is a traumatic experience for children and parents alike.”[1] Indeed, “[t]here are hardly more consequential acts the…

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,…