Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

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,…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Christina Sava

Christina Sava is not your typical attorney. She has an ace up her sleeve. Or in her mind. Christina practices mindfulness meditation as a means to handle the day-to-day stress…

Community Law Practice Incubator Profile: Jason Yee

Jason Yee is a man on a mission. You may see him in the halls of BASF, at the immigration court, or at a community naturalization event, combining old-fashioned hard…

Risk Management Tip: Attorney-Client Privilege Depends on the Forum

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit Prior to the verdict in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., et al (U.S.D.C. No. CA No. 15-cv-02356-JCS), a wrongful termination case, Bio-Rad’s public relations…

BASF Welcomes Mediator to its Panel

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Allan Schwartz to its Bay Area Mediation Services panel. Schwartz’s specialty is small to medium sized cases. His fee structure is commensurate. Schwartz…

The Digital Milieu: A Lawyer’s Duty of Competence and Protection

By John Mounier, Elder Protection Attorneys Mickey Haller sat in the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car on his way to the office of his murdered criminal defense attorney…

Section Member Spotlight: Ana Fatima Costa

By Rhonda Andrew, Keker Van Nest & Peters Author. Speaker. Mother. Coach. These are just a few of the words used to describe Ana Fatima Costa, marketing coordinator for BASF’s…