Category Archives: News

It Starts With a Day!

Get involved in the community in which we live and work – it all starts with a day of your time. During 2014, BASF President Stephanie Skaff has organized five…

Open Letter to Greg Gopman Regarding: San Francisco’s Homeless Population

Our San Francisco homeless population is made up of real people. Many struggle with the impact of life circumstances that are well beyond their control – women and children forced from their homes by domestic violence, veterans who suffer from PTSD or other mental illness, and individuals with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from getting or be able to pay for long term housing.

Leaders Circle Firms Receive Perfect Scores on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

The Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”) is proud to announce that 15 of BASF’s Leaders Circle firms scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s (“HRC”) “Corporate Equality Index 2013: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality.” The following law firms have earned a 100% rating by satisfying all of the criteria on HRC’s scrupulous scorecard:

8-Month-Old ‘Ball of Cuteness’ Helps Raise Over 10k for the Justice & Diversity Center

Too often, attorneys in San Francisco see the impressive generosity of their firms and believe that making their own individual donation would be meaningless. And as a result, these otherwise incredibly generous attorneys never make a donation to the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC).

Introducing Two New Member Benefits Partners

BASF Members now receive a 10% lifetime discount on Clio, a leading platform for web-based practice management, time and billing, and client collaboration for small firms and solo practitioners. In…

Our Members Make a Difference…BASF Makes It Easier!

BASF’s 2014 membership theme is “You Make a Difference. We Make It Easier.” Candy Michelle Smallwood, a BASF member and Barrister, is an attorney making a difference in the lives…

Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

John O‘Grady, O’Grady Law Group, APC Dueling Wills Incite Estate Battle Wealthy, eccentric and reclusive, Huguette Clark didn’t venture outside from 1952 until her death in 2011. She lived the…

Beastie Boys, ‘Girls’ Viral Video in Copyright Infringement Fight

The brief flare-up between local startup GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys appears extinguished. Last week, GoldieBlox released an adorable video for its “engineering toys for girls,” which played new lyrics…

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

Daily Journal Top Lawyer BASF member Christopher Sullivan, Greenfield Sullivan Draa & Harrington, was mistakenly left off our November BASF Bulletin announcement about being named a Top Lawyer in California…

BASF Because…

Alison B. Torbitt Nixon Peabody Practice Area: Environmental Law Twitter: @NixonPeabodyLLP Fun/Interesting fact or facts: I was an aquatic ecotoxicologist prior to becoming a lawyer. Try saying that one fast!…