Category Archives: News

Online Personas Cause Custody Repercussions

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna The founder of a right-wing website and a YouTube prankster normally wouldn’t have much in common. However, Alex Jones…

Legal Writing Tip: Seriously, Just Use the Serial Comma

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor Of all punctuation marks, the comma is the one most often debated in courthouses; its presence or absence in statutes and other legal texts…

Attracting the Right Clients Through Effective Branding

By Sally Morin, Sally Morin Law Of particular importance to solo and small firm attorneys is the idea of effective branding. If you are just starting out, or you feel…

Staff Attorneys Talk Equal Justice at ABA Conference

JDC’s Cary Gold, Katie Danielson and Mairi McKeever (pictured above) were featured panelists at the American Bar Association’s Equal Justice Conference held in early May. Gold and Danielson were speakers…

Homeless Advocacy Project, Orrick and UC Hastings Team Up For Homeless San Franciscans

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks the law firm and law school volunteers of a unique pro bono collaboration. Every week, JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) runs a clinic…

Legal Leaders Dinner Draws More than 40 Bay Area Corporate Counsel

The Spring 2017 General Counsel Dinner was held on Thursday, April 20 at Wayfare Tavern. The event was sponsored by Baker & McKenzie and was a huge success. Over 40…

Northern California Rapid Immigration Response Network Survey

In anticipation of increased enforcement actions by the current administration, a Northern California Rapid Immigration Response Network has been created and has been taking steps to prepare our legal community.  Members of this network…

Justice & Diversity Center Announces Honorary Co-Chairs of 2017 Gala

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco is delighted to announce the honorary co-chairs for the 2017 Annual Gala. David Kelly, General Counsel and…

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

The San Francisco Superior Court is offering litigants a new Judicial Settlement Conference (JSC) program aimed at cases with an estimated 20 or more trial days, Presiding Judge Teri L….

Risk Management Tip: Retainer Agreements Manage Client Expectations

By Jennifer A. Becker Long & Levit In the competition to land a case it is tempting to overstate the value of a claim, or understate the cost of litigation,…