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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…

Summer Interns Assist Most Vulnerable

This summer JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) was fortunate to have two full-time summer interns from local law schools. Brigette Latno-Mosunic is going into her third year of law school…

Housing Cases: How Lawyers Change Lives Through Limited-Scope Representation

Pro bono lawyers represent tenants facing eviction on a limited-scope basis at pre-trial settlement conferences. For many vulnerable San Francisco residents, this assistance is the last defense against homelessness. The…

Pro Bono Lawyer Jumps Into Advocacy With JDC Mentorship

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) applauds Lara Palanjian’s enthusiasm for her pro bono case. Palanjian is defending a low-income tenant against eviction. Her client’s landlord had been harassing him…

Housing Cases: How Lawyers Make a Difference Through Full-Scope Representation

Landlords often use owner move-in (OMI) eviction notices to pressure tenants to give up their long-term tenancies. It is critical that a tenant moving out pursuant to an OMI notice…

Volunteer Interpreter Steps Up For Immigrants Seeking Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Volunteer of the Month is Jared Malakouti, who interprets for our Spanish-speaking clients and their pro bono lawyers. With dedicated volunteers like Malakouti, JDC…

BASF Bulletin Board: August 2017 Members in the News

Cabraser Fastiff Tabacco Jr. Peters Daily Journal Names Top Plaintiff Lawyers The following BASF members were included in the Daily Journal’s “Top Plaintiff Lawyers” List for 2017: Elizabeth J. Cabraser,…

Summer of IP Event Features Summer Associates Presenting on Unfolding Issues

Sebastian Kaplan, Fenwick & West In June, BASF’s Intellectual Property Section hosted the first Summer of IP, featuring summer associates speaking on unfolding intellectual property issues. Each summer associate developed…

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,…