Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

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…

Potential Conflicts to Keep in Mind When Insurers Agree to Defend Your Client

By Peter Roldan, Emergent LLP One of the main reasons policyholders purchase liability insurance is to ensure that they have an insurer-funded defense in the event of a potentially covered…

Navigating the Legal Workplace to Land Your Dream Job

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR In May, BASF’s Paralegal Section hosted a CLE presentation titled “Navigating the Legal Workplace” covering a wide range of topics: effective resume writing and…

Hasselhoff Underwater, Asks Court for Life Preserver

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna David Hasselhoff’s superstar days of driving a fancy Trans Am and frolicking on the beach have passed, and he…

Tips for Solo and Small Firms: How to Treat Your Vendors

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold Vendors, like trial consultants, private investigators and court reporters, are critical to your law practice. As the owner of a solo and small law firm, you’re…