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Volunteers from Kirkland & Ellis

JDC and Kirkland & Ellis Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Free Legal Clinic for Local Nonprofits

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, nonprofits nationwide joined forces to support organizations serving homeless people. The Justice & Diversity Center was proud to participate with Kirkland & Ellis, holding…

Legal Nurse Consultants

Paralegal Corner: How Legal Nurse Consultants Benefit Your Practice

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR   Last September, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Paralegal Section hosted an engaging CLE workshop titled, “Utilizing Legal Nurse Consultant Expertise to Benefit…

Preparing for a Negotiation

Preparing for Negotiation

By John Allison, J.D., The Coach for Lawyers, LLC   When preparing for a negotiation on behalf of a client, the first step is to set aside the adversarial mindset….

From left, BASF Board member Lisa Mak, Adam Kaplan, Ann Nguyen, BASF Board Member Miriam Kim, President Malcolm Heinicke, and BASF Board Members Sebastian Kaplan and Charles Jung

Malcolm Heinicke Installed as 2018 BASF President

More than 450 members of the legal community were in attendance at the December 14 membership luncheon and installation of 2018 President Malcolm Heinicke. Heinicke, a partner in the San…

Increase Your Referral Sources and Make an Impact in the Community

By Emmy Pasternak, Outreach and Case Development Manager, LRIS   When a lawyer decides to join the panel of experienced attorneys through the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, their motivation…

Peter Carson with other clinic participants from nonprofits; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Fenwick & West; Deloitte; and PwC

JDC Volunteers Help Bay Area Nonprofits Improve their Legal and Financial Health

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) recently conducted a legal-financial clinic for nonprofit organizations with volunteer attorneys and accountants from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton;…

Family Law Corner: Is the Sun Really Setting on Reality Star’s Marriage?

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis Sosna   After only three months of marriage, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi (reality star of Bravo network’s “Shahs of Sunset”) requested a…

Four Reasons to Attend the Solo and Small Firm Conference

Four Reasons to Attend the Solo and Small Firm Conference

By Jason Yee, Law Office of Jason K. Yee             The Solo and Small Firm Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco will host…

Tax Reform Highlights for Those Who Will Die One Day

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law   Estate Tax: Give a Little More to Your Loved Ones Or lawmakers have again reduced taxes on intergenerational wealth transfers. The exclusion from estate,…