Category Archives: Resources

The Value of Mobile Device Forensic Examination During an Investigation

Steve Attwood, Califorensics As a Human Resource professional, you are often brought in to situations where an investigation is required. This article discusses one aspect of the investigation that is…

Update to LRIS Legacy Business Status Case

By Emmy Pasternak LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager In November 2015, this publication ran an article regarding a small business owner who had contacted BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information…

Sample Forms for Law Practice Management: Time-Saving Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

By Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of running a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Legal Writing Tip: Make Your Headings and Subheadings Full Sentences

By Savannah Blackwell BASF Bulletin Contributor When writing your brief, craft the section and subsection headings in complete, informative sentences. It’s a good idea to do this early on, at…

BASF’s Immigration Efforts Expand and Move Under the Justice & Diversity Center

Over 30 years ago, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) started the Attorney of the Day Program (AOD) at the request of the…

Legal Writing Tip: Start Your Brief with a Solid Introduction

By Savannah Blackwell BASF Bulletin Contributor If you do not begin your brief with an issue statement, that is, a syllogism ending in a question, then open with an introduction…

New Year, New Books: Recent Additions to the San Francisco Law Library’s Law Practice Management Collection

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of running a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk management,…

Top 10 Legal by the Bay Articles of 2016

We compiled the top 10 Legal by the Bay Blog posts of 2016. A huge thank you to our writers and contributors, along with all of our readers.   If…

Legal Writing Tip: Start Your Brief With the “Deep” Issue

Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor November’s column discussed the importance of drafting a clear and concise statement of the main legal question in the case. Framing the issue effectively is,…

Want Referrals? Join the Lawyer Referral Service for Half the Membership Price

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Many individuals and businesses begin the new year with resolutions; the focus of which frequently center on shrinking midlines and growing bottom…