Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

Show Me… Divorce-Related Lawsuits: Steve Harvey’s Family Feud

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Steve Harvey is no stranger to bad press. Harvey famously named the wrong winner when hosting the Miss Universe pageant, got into hot…

Prop 47: The Full Employment Act for Solo Appellate Defenders

By Paul Katz Passed by California voters in November 2014, Proposition 47 provides that various theft and drug offenses can no longer be charged as felonies. The law also allows…

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…