Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

Risk Management Tip: Understanding Duties to Third Parties, Part 1

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit The primary duty to a non-client is to be truthful. This month we examine this duty in litigation. Generally, attorneys owe no duty to…

Real Housewives of Orange County

Family Law Corner: Will Reality Show Accusations Play a Starring Role in Real Housewife Custody Case?

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna The Real Housewives franchise that started it all, the “Real Housewives of Orange County” (RHOC), is back in the…

Thomas Crosby

Thomas Crosby Joins BASF’s Bay Area Mediation Service

Meet Thomas Crosby, Crosby Law Group, the newest mediator to join BASF’s Bay Area Mediation Services panel. His areas of experience include: Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Toxic Torts, Professional Malpractice,…

Estate Planning Corner: The Times, They Are A-Changin’

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law   Court of Appeal Welcomes Women to Generous Men’s College Bob Dylan did not tell school trustees to heed the call that “The Times They…

Legal Ethics Corner: Is it Ethical to Pay for Testimony or Evidence?

By Mike Starkey, French Lyon Tang Compensation of witnesses is primarily governed by California Rules of Professional Conduct (“CRPC”), Rule 5-310. Rule 5-310(B) prohibits payment to a witness that is…

Attracting Clients

Solo and Small Firm Corner: Three Simple Ways to Attract Clients

One of the challenging aspects of owning your own firm is finding great clients. The solution is effective marketing that generates high quality leads (and enough of them). This article…

Hiring Expert Witnesses

By John Allison, J.D., The Coach for Lawyers, LLC Expert witnesses can express opinions about matters within the scope of their expertise.  They are indispensable in cases involving medical, scientific…

Paralegal Section News: November 2017

  The Paralegal Section’s third year is coming to a close with a bang! BASF’s first non-attorney section was the brainchild of Director of Continuing Legal Education Raquel Cabading, who recognized a…

Seeking Bilingual Spanish Speaking Attorneys with Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts Experience

The San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is currently seeking bilingual Spanish speaking attorneys with experience in Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts. If you would like to receive…

Author/Mediator Returns to BASF Mediation Services

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Ross McLauran Madden back to its Bay Area Mediation Services panel. A mediator since 1990, Ross Madden has an LLM in Dispute Resolution…