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Merri Baldwin Installed as BASF’s 2017 President

Merri Baldwin, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, was installed as the 2017 President of The Bar Association of San Francisco on December 15 at its Annual Membership Luncheon and Installation of Officers….


New Year, New Books: Recent Additions to the San Francisco Law Library’s Law Practice Management Collection

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of running a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk management,…


Anti-SLAPP: A Powerful Tool Against Third Party Claims

Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit An unintended consequence of California’s Anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute (Anti-SLAPP), C.C.P. § 425.16, is the protection afforded attorneys against claims by non-clients. Enacted…

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BASF and Barristers Club Announce Minority Bar Coalition Board Representatives

The Bar Association of San Francisco announced in November that Sigrid Irias, Irias Law, was selected to the 2017 BASF board as its Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) representative. BASF’s Barristers…


Paralegals Must Take More Ethics MCLEs Than Attorneys, But Why?

Daniel Pleasant, ACP Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn The State Bar of California requires attorneys to complete 25 total hours of MCLEs per three-year reporting period, four hours of which…

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Jolie Seeks to Break the Rules of Fight Club: Making Private Agreements Public

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna The “Brangelina” divorce is making headlines again on the heels of Angelina Jolie filing the parties’ temporary custody stipulation…


Legal Writing Tip: Start Your Brief With the “Deep” Issue

Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor November’s column discussed the importance of drafting a clear and concise statement of the main legal question in the case. Framing the issue effectively is,…


Dolby Laboratories and Covington & Burling Join JDC to Serve Local Nonprofits

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP), Covington & Burling, and Dolby Laboratories held a free clinic for eight nonprofit organizations who provide essential services to underserved…


Want Referrals? Join the Lawyer Referral Service for Half the Membership Price

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager Many individuals and businesses begin the new year with resolutions; the focus of which frequently center on shrinking midlines and growing bottom…


ADR Neutral with Labor Relations Expertise Joins BASF Mediation Services Panel

The newest addition to BASF’s Mediation panel, Susan Joan Davidson, has 40 years’ experience as a successful, respected ADR neutral. After earning an LLM in labor relations with an emphasis…