Category Archives: Resources

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…

Business Development: Be Strategic

The Legal Marketing Association – Bay Area Chapter recently presented, “Putting Business Development to Work for You and Your Firm.” The seminar, exploring the broad topic of business development, featured:…

Infographics for Lawyers

  One of the hottest ‘new’ tools for marketing and business development is infographics. Infographics are visually appealing, highly shareable and, when done right, can convey a lot of information…