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Five Tips for Running Your Solo or Small Firm

By Mary Catherine Wiederhold, Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold I’ve had my own small firm for about 15 years. I’ve learned the hard way about what works and what…

Polsinelli Continues California Expansion; Joins BASF Leaders Circle

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes its newest Leaders Circle firm – Polsinelli. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations,…

Humboldt County Pays for Bogus Challenge to Advance Health Care Directive

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group Dick Magney knew that drawing up an advance health care directive was the best way to protect his desire for a natural death with…

Top Pro Bono and Diversity Program Volunteers Honored at Annual Appreciation Event

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) celebrated its top volunteers at the annual Outstanding Volunteer Celebration on March 21. With over 225 people attending the event, held at The Green…

Complimentary Resume Review With the BASF Career Center

Increase your chances of being contacted for your dream job. The Bar Association of San Francisco offers a free service to you as a job seeker — Resume Critique! This…

Joint Statement of Bar Association of San Francisco and Justice & Diversity Center in Support of Chief Justice’s Letter to Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security

April 10, 2017 — San Francisco — The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco support Chief Justice…

McCartney’s Long and Bumpy Road to Copyright Ownership

Delia Ramirez, Of Counsel at Hakimi Law   The struggle for ownership rights between The Beatles songwriters, Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon (now his estate), and their publishers has…

Homeless Advocacy Project Attorneys Level the Playing Field for Client in Eviction Case

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) client Tim has been living in his rent-controlled unit in Nob Hill for about six years. His rent is reasonable and he pays his it on…

Remembering Judge Edward Stern, Visionary for Indigent Criminal Defense

by Judge Stephen Kaus, Alameda County Superior Court This article first appeared at www.beyondchron.org [HERE] and is republished with permission.   No one had an unkind word to say about…

Retirement from Active Practice, but Not Pro Bono

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) honors Sheldon Balman as Volunteer of the Month for his hard work defending vulnerable ten-ants from eviction with JDC’s Housing Negotiation Project (HNP). At…