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BASF Honors Gap’s Marie Ma and Adobe at Annual In-House Counsel Diversity Awards

More than 60 people attended The Bar Association of San Francisco’s annual In-House Counsel Diversity Awards reception on July 12 at the law firm of Polsinelli. BASF Executive Director Yolanda…

Risk Management Tip: Waivers of Attorney-Client Privilege Cannot be Undone

By Jennifer Becker Last month, this column examined Sanford Walder’s trial victory over his former employer, Bio-Rad. The district court allowed Wadler to offensively employ material Bio-Rad claimed was protected…

Section Builds Community through Educational and Leadership Opportunities

Sebastian Kaplan of Fenwick & West accepted the position of 2017 Chair of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Intellectual Property (IP) Section Melody Drummond Hansen, of O’Melveny & Myers,…

Former BASF President, a Business Trial Lawyer and a Psychology Expert Join BASF Mediation Services

Elizabeth Bader, Bader Conflict Resolution Services Elizabeth Bader’s mediation practice has included the successful resolution of a wide variety of cases, including complex, multi-party, tort-related litigation. Her unique approach to…

Read That (Privileged) Email – and Weep!

By Robert Cross Have you ever hit “send” on a sensitive email before realizing that your handy, autofill tool inserted the address of the wrong recipient? Or been the unintended…

Judges Reception: Honoring Judge William Orrick

The Barristers Club of The Bar Association of San Francisco presents the Thirty-Third Annual Judges Reception   Wednesday, July 19 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Judicial Council of California 455 Golden…

Legal Writing Tip: Never Insult Your Opponents or Their Arguments

By Savannah Blackwell If you wish to be taken seriously by the court, whether in oral or written argument, never malign or belittle your opponents or their position. Treat opposing…

How to Prevent the Leading Cause of Malpractice Claims

By Anna Fatima Costa Are you still using Outlook, spreadsheets or hand-written “cheat sheets” to track crucial calendar deadlines? It’s time to seriously evaluate your processes. On March 22, 2017,…

Show Me… Divorce-Related Lawsuits: Steve Harvey’s Family Feud

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Steve Harvey is no stranger to bad press. Harvey famously named the wrong winner when hosting the Miss Universe pageant, got into hot…

JDC Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

  Thank you, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, for your support! The Justice & Diversity Center invites your firm to become a sponsor of the JDC Gala too. The 2017 gala takes place…