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The High Price of California’s Failure to Fund Dependency Counsel

Julie Traun “State intervention in the lives of families, even when absolutely necessary, is a traumatic experience for children and parents alike.”[1] Indeed, “[t]here are hardly more consequential acts the…

Community Law Practice Incubator: Solo Never Alone

Hamid Yazdan Panah This past fall, The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), in partnership with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) and the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, started…

Risk Management Tip: Attorney-Client Privilege Depends on the Forum

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit Prior to the verdict in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., et al (U.S.D.C. No. CA No. 15-cv-02356-JCS), a wrongful termination case, Bio-Rad’s public relations…

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BASF Welcomes Mediator to its Panel

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Allan Schwartz to its Bay Area Mediation Services panel. Schwartz’s specialty is small to medium sized cases. His fee structure is commensurate. Schwartz…

Increase Your Referral Network through Lawyer Referral and Information Service Membership

By Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager In its 70-plus year history, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has provided attorneys with…

The Digital Milieu: A Lawyer’s Duty of Competence and Protection

By John Mounier, Elder Protection Attorneys Mickey Haller sat in the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car on his way to the office of his murdered criminal defense attorney…

Section Member Spotlight: Ana Fatima Costa

By Rhonda Andrew, Keker Van Nest & Peters Author. Speaker. Mother. Coach. These are just a few of the words used to describe Ana Fatima Costa, marketing coordinator for BASF’s…

Online Personas Cause Custody Repercussions

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna The founder of a right-wing website and a YouTube prankster normally wouldn’t have much in common. However, Alex Jones…

Legal Writing Tip: Seriously, Just Use the Serial Comma

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor Of all punctuation marks, the comma is the one most often debated in courthouses; its presence or absence in statutes and other legal texts…