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Root and Rebound Staff

Justice & Diversity Center Helps Nonprofit Give Thousands of Californians a Second Chance

After 28 years in prison, Joel was now on the dean’s list at the local community college and owned a small antiques business with his wife, Brenda. This success story…

Absence of Court Reporters in Family Law Courts = Access to Justice Denied

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR California courts’ ongoing funding crisis is failing those most vulnerable. Since 2009, the nation’s largest judicial branch has experienced budget cuts in the hundreds of millions…

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…

Incorporating Pro Bono Work into a Solo or Small Firm Practice

By Jason Yee, Law Office of Jason K. Yee It is important that all of us attorneys strive to incorporate pro bono work into our practices. Although doing so in…

Thank you to the more than 90 participants of the 10th Annual Bike/Walk-A-Thon

10th Annual Bike/Walk-A-Thon Raises More Than $30,000

On Saturday, July 15 at 7:00 a.m., Team Tam, an elite group of cyclists, led by David Reidy of McGuireWoods, set out from Crissy Field for a 53.7 mile bike…

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,…

Katharine Van Dusen

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 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…

District Judge William Orrick

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…