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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…

Legal Writing Tip: Write Your Statement of Facts in the Form of a Narrative

By Savannah Blackwell BASF Bulletin Contributor The first step in writing a compelling statement of facts for your brief or motion is to prepare a chronology of events in the…

Risk Management Tip: Keep Invoices Bland

By Jennifer A. Becker Long & Levit For generations California attorneys have understood the attorney-client privilege is an absolute shield against discovery. Case after case has broadly interpreted and reinforced…

Are You an Attorney Seeking Legal Advice? Call the Attorney-to-Attorney Advice Program

By Emmy Pasternak LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has operated an Attorney-to-Attorney Advice Program (ATAA) since 1975….

Networking: Why Your Upside Down Laminated Name-Tag Holds the Key to Your Eternal Happiness

By Gabriel Leif Bellman, Bellman Legal Networking is a word that strikes fear in the soul of introverts and challenges extroverts to compare imagery of a beach in Mexico with…