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Advocacy of Paul Hastings’ Attorneys Prevents Loss of Income

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize Paul Hastings attorneys Elizabeth Dorsi and Michael Stevens as our volunteers of the month for their work with JDC’s Medical-Legal Project. Dorsi and Stevens each represented clients in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) overpayment cases.

Legal Writing Tip: Keep Your Writing Fresh; Ditch Lazy Words

We all have words and phrases we use repeatedly. Sometimes, they’re good – specifically and as a result are two of my regulars. But others are crutch phrases or lazy words that dilute the power of writing. While you might not notice how frequently you use certain words, your reader will.

The Journey to Getting out of Student Loan Debt

The headlines says it all, “Student Loan Debt Hits $1 Trillion.” As a bankruptcy lawyer, I get to talk about a subject that’s rarely discussed — debt. What’s missing from the headlines are discussions on ways to practically manage debt.

Leaders Circle Firm Leaders Come Together with In House Counsel at Fall Event

Leonard Lun BASF held its “Fall Legal Leaders of the Bay Area Dinner” on Wednesday, November 13 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco. The event brought together Managing…

It Starts With a Day!

Get involved in the community in which we live and work – it all starts with a day of your time. During 2014, BASF President Stephanie Skaff has organized five…

Know Your Local Rules: Court Reporters in Contra Costa County

Don’t be caught unawares by Contra Costa County local rule 24 requiring a stipulation as to the selection of the court reporter when you are bringing your own court reporter to court….

Five Ways Infographics Can Market Your Law Practice

Courtroom or boardroom, most lawyers know that when confronted with a wall of words an audience is more likely to nod off than to receive and retain information. Online, it’s no different — and that’s one reason infographics have become so popular.

Open Letter to Greg Gopman Regarding: San Francisco’s Homeless Population

Our San Francisco homeless population is made up of real people. Many struggle with the impact of life circumstances that are well beyond their control – women and children forced from their homes by domestic violence, veterans who suffer from PTSD or other mental illness, and individuals with disabilities or medical conditions that prevent them from getting or be able to pay for long term housing.

Leaders Circle Firms Receive Perfect Scores on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

The Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”) is proud to announce that 15 of BASF’s Leaders Circle firms scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s (“HRC”) “Corporate Equality Index 2013: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality.” The following law firms have earned a 100% rating by satisfying all of the criteria on HRC’s scrupulous scorecard:

Spouse’s Undisclosed Twitter Investment Could Benefit Her Ex Post-IPO

Laura E. Vocke and Katie Burke, Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. Twitter’s Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) has garnered much attention since the company went public in November, and divorcé Stuart…