Category Archives: Lawyer Referral Service


Interested in Getting Referrals? Join our Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Submit an Application by July 1 Whether you are submitting an application to join this award-winning program for the first time or are a renewing member, now is the time…


Lawyer Referral Service Continues to Educate People About Their Legal Rights

Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) panel attorney and BASF Board Member Joshua Ridless, Ridless Law Office, recently spoke to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Small Business Issues Forum…


Three Tips for Attorneys Contemplating Retirement

Emmy Pasternak, Community Outreach and Case Development Coordinator, LRIS Last month, LRIS’s Emmy Pasternak interviewed BASF Member and LRIS Estate Planning Attorney Deborah Fox on Financial Literacy. This is part…


BASF and JDC Staff Appointed to Two State Bar Task Forces

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) have staff members serving on two task forces recently formed by The State Bar of California….


Lawyer Referral and Information Service Panel Attorneys Win $2M Settlement for Injured Pedestrian

In the Fall of 2012 an accident involving a City of Oakland utility truck made the evening news. Pedestrians had been struck down on the sidewalk, and wreckage to city…


April is Financial Literacy Month: Estate Planning Advice from Deborah Fox

Emmy Pasternak, Community Outreach and Case Development Coordinator, LRIS In March 2004 Senate Resolution 316 established April as “National Financial Literacy Month.” In a nod to April’s moniker, BASF member…


Congratulations to the Community Justice Center Court and the BASF/IDA Conflicts Attorneys Who Helped Build it

Julie Traun, Director of Court Programs, Lawyer Referral and Information Service Congratulations and deep gratitude to the Indigent Defense Administration‘s Conflicts Panel who committed their time, energy and expertise to…


Veterans Summit Brings Together Legal Advocates for Strategy Session [INFOGRAPHIC]

In late February, The Bar Association of San Francisco organized a half-day Veterans Summit which brought together for the first time nonprofits who provide legal services for San Francisco veterans….


Your Referral Helps the Community We Serve [Infographic]

Your referrals to BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) support pro bono legal services and diversity education programs of the Justice & Diversity Center, including the Bay Area Minority Law…


BASF Visits SFSU to Learn More About Student Veterans’ Legal Needs

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service’s (LRIS) Director of Public Service Programs Carole Conn recently visited with San Francisco State University’s VETS@SFSU group