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Career Fair Draws More Than 300 Diverse Law School Students

The 13th annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair was held Saturday, July 29 with over 60 employers interviewing 325 students for a total of over 1,100 scheduled interviews.  The full day…

Four Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco recently announced the recipients of its 2017 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Thanks to the generosity…

Legal Malpractice Corner: Risk Management Tip – SEC Reporting Rules Preempts California’s Attorney-Client Privilege

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit Over the past three months this column has reviewed attorney Sanford Walder’s trial victory over his former employer, Bio-Rad. Among other attorney-client privilege issues,…

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Representing Consumers Facing Debt Collection Clears “Insurmountable Obstacles”

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass scored another win for a JDC client facing questionable debt collection efforts with no means to fight back. The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (NCSLT)…

Legal Ethics Corner: Two’s a a Company, Three Might Get You Disqualified: The Ethics of Joint Representation

By Joanna L. Storey, Hassard Bonnington Amy retains Attorney to prosecute a personal injury action for an arm fracture she sustained in an automobile accident. Amy asks Attorney to meet…

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District Judge William H. Orrick Honored at Barristers Club 33rd Annual Judges Reception

The Barristers Club of The Bar Association of San Francisco presented its Tara L. Riedley Barristers Choice Award at the 33rd Annual Judges Reception on July 19 to United States…

Risk Management Tip: Beware of Broad Subject Matter Waivers of the Attorney-Client Privilege

By Jennifer Becker Long & Levit We have been examining the role attorney-client privileged information played in Sanford Wadler’s trial victory over his former employer, Bio-Rad. Bio-Rad engaged in actions…

10 Red Flags of Potentially Difficult Clients

By Dennis Hanshew Blacker, Sammis & Blacker Paralegals and other non-attorney professionals are often tasked with the initial potential client intake interview. The first consideration is to determine if there…

Small Firm, Big Leaves – A Planning Guide

By Emily Thiagaraj and Alison Kosinski Kosinski and Thiagaraj An attorney taking an extended leave of absence or sabbatical can be difficult for any law firm to manage, and particular…

Annual Food From the Bar Campaign Sets Record by Raising $726,000 in Six Weeks

BASF and the SF-Marin Food Bank celebrated the results of the annual Food From the Bar (FFTB) campaign at an awards ceremony at the Merchants Exchange Club on June 20….