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Legal Writing Tip: Get Moving on The Plain English Movement

The Plain English movement is now several decades old. But as a professional editor, I’m still astonished at the wordy and legalese-laden documents out there. Whether you’re bumping up against…

What In-House Counsel Want from Outside Attorneys

With decreased demand for outside legal services, in-house attorneys are looking for innovative ways outside law firms can bring greater value to the table. To better understand how in-house counsel…

A Week at the Justice & Diversity Center [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you ever wonder what’s going on at the Justice & Diversity Center? Check out the infographic below to get a behind-the-scenes snapshot of a sample week in the life…

Leaders Circle: Sponsor Firm Program Gets Fresh New Name

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s  long-standing Sponsor Firm program will be renamed “Leaders Circle” as of the 2014 membership year which begins October 2013. A Leaders Circle firm is…

Homeless Advocacy Project Gives Summer Associates Experience Through its Annual Public Service Program

This past summer, the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) held its 16th annual Summer Associates in Public Service Program.  The program provides critical legal services to…

Haight Brown Provides Pro Bono Legal Help to San Francisco Community Land Trust

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to spotlight Ted Handel and Steven Cvitanovic, both partners of Haight Brown & Bonesteel, as our October volunteers of the month.  Handel…

Does Marketing Play a Role in Your Law Firm’s Lateral Recruiting and Integration?

A recent Legal Marketing Association – Bay Area (LMA-Bay Area) event played to a full house of legal marketers, recruiters and administrators. The topics included the role of marketing professionals…

Legal Writing Tip: It’s All in the Numbers

Writing numbers can be tricky, especially because there are conflicting rules about how to do it. The Associated Press, for example, has different guidelines than other popular style manuals.  And…