Category Archives: Resources

Legal Writing Tip: The Three Types of Compound Words

Compound words are two or more words that function as a single unit of meaning. Their rules can be complicated and hard to remember. For example, is it book store…

LRIS Fund for Public Service: Panel Attorneys Support the Programs of the Justice & Diversity Center

Often, this column highlights a particular case referred by the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), as well as the LRIS panel attorney who skillfully handled it. In many instances…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Spreads the Word About its Panel Attorneys

For the second year in a row, BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) participated in the Golden Gate Business Association Pride Expo in June. Over 80 local LGBT friendly…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Publishes FAQs Related to DOMA and How it Could Affect Your Clients

On June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage to be that between a man and…

What to do if your caseload is full or if a legal matter is outside the scope of your practice

More resources: For the community: Need an aviation accident attorney? Visit www.sfbar.org/lawyerreferrals/aviation-accident-attorneys.aspx for more information. Do you need a referral to an attorney for a different matter? The Lawyer Referral & Information Service…

Legal Writing Tip: Begin with Your Conclusion

In law school, the IRAC formula was drilled into our brains. As a result, most legal briefs are structured using the Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion format. Let me suggest…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Labor Relations Panel Attorney Secures Six-Figure Settlement for Client

In 2010, a client contacted the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) seeking assistance with an employment matter.  The client’s previous attorney had made no progress in negotiating with the…

BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service Continues to Educate Attorneys That Represent Small Businesses

For the second year in a row, BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service, along with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce presented, “Understanding ADA Requirements for Business,”a seminar for business…

Courts to Attorneys: Be Ready to Try Your Case When It’s Called

As most of you know, the San Francisco Superior Court has weathered some extraordinary hardships in the past few years because of the impact of the great recession on the…

Legal Writing Tip: Usage Guideline for Quotations

Quotation marks set off quoted or spoken language.  Here are some usage guidelines: Periods and commas go inside quotation marks, including single quotation marks. She said, “Bill said, ‘I don’t…