Category Archives: News

The Reality is You Can’t Always Get What You Want

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta know that lawyer/mortician Phaedra Parks, whose show tagline is “you can’t always…

Dolby Laboratories Legal Team Makes Pro Bono a Priority

By Steve Love, Director of Donor and Community Engagement   If you are like most people, when someone mentions Dolby Laboratories, the first thing that comes to mind is surround…

The Ethics of Facebook Friending

By Carl W. Chamberlin   Facebook can be a gold mine of information about litigants and witnesses. A personal injury plaintiff alleging debilitating leg injuries may post photos of her…

Five Tips for Running Your Solo or Small Firm

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold I’ve had my own small firm for about 15 years. I’ve learned the hard way about what works and what…

Polsinelli Continues California Expansion; Joins BASF Leaders Circle

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes its newest Leaders Circle firm – Polsinelli. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations,…

Joint Statement of Bar Association of San Francisco and Justice & Diversity Center in Support of Chief Justice’s Letter to Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security

April 10, 2017 — San Francisco — The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco support Chief Justice…

Remembering Judge Edward Stern, Visionary for Indigent Criminal Defense

by Judge Stephen Kaus, Alameda County Superior Court This article first appeared at www.beyondchron.org [HERE] and is republished with permission.   No one had an unkind word to say about…

Court Reporting Ethics Panel Takes On Controversial Topics

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR (Ret.) During the recent CLE program “Can You Say That? Legal Ethics of Working with Court Reporters,” put on by the Paralegal Section, these…

San Francisco Superior Court

San Francisco Superior Court Launches Pilot Judicial Settlement Program to Settle Larger, High-Exposure Cases

News Release: Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco   The San Francisco Superior Court is offering litigants a new Judicial Settlement Conference (JSC) program aimed at cases with…

Political Drama No Match for Biden Family Domestic Drama

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna For Joe Biden, there may actually be an upside to the Trump election: the ongoing political drama draws attention…