Category Archives: Resources

“Your Legal Rights” Podcast Features Two LRIS Panel Attorneys, Discusses On-Demand and Gig Economy

On August 17, San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) Panel attorneys Tad Devlin, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck and Aaron Minnis, Minnis & Smallets, were the featured guests on…

LinkedIn Endorsements: Potential Legal Ethics Problem?

By Michael Starkey, French Lyon Tang   If you are an active LinkedIn user, there’s a good chance that you have received an endorsement by someone without personal knowledge of…

Legal Writing Tip: Create a Nonlinear Outline

Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor   Last month, we discussed the first stage of preparing a legal brief, that is, the period of research and note-taking, of jotting down ideas…

Client Billing: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

What Your Company Should Know About Social Media Endorsement Advertising

Anisha Mangalick   As advertising on social media platforms proliferates, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (https://www.ftc.gov/) and advocacy groups continue to crack down on celebrity and influencer endorsements on the…

Lawyer Referral: When One Door Closes

In July 2014 the Marin County Bar Association (MCBA) made the difficult decision to close its Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). Closing the Marin LRS would leave a vacuum of affordable,…

Client Relations: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Legal Writing Tip: How to Get Started on That Brief

Savannah Blackwell Sometimes, the structure and its elements come quickly. You’ve figured out exactly what the case or issue is about. You’ve boiled it down, given it a memorable theme,…

Networking Tips for the Solo/Small Firm Attorney

Sean McHenry, Minnis & Smallets If you are a lawyer, “networking” is part of your job, especially so if you practice at a solo or small firm. Whether you like…

Attorneys from Japanese Bar Federation Visit BASF’s LRIS

Long-time BASF member Junji Suzuki recently arranged a visit on behalf of a delegation of attorneys from the Japanese Bar Federation to discuss BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)….