Lawyer Referral and Information Service Spreads the Word About its Panel Attorneys

For the second year in a row, BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) participated in the Golden Gate Business Association Pride Expo in June. Over 80 local LGBT friendly…

Justice & Diversity Center’s Homeless Advocacy Project: Helping the Homeless Community One Client at a Time

Martin* had been living in his unit in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco since 1999. In 2002, he started to have serious habitability problems in his unit – infestation…

Lawyers Learn to Work Their Wardrobes at Banana Republic Fashion Fundraiser

More than 100 members of the legal community gathered at the Banana Republic on June 20 for the 3rd Annual Work Your Wardrobe charity event benefiting  two  Justice & Diversity…

Lawyers Rock Out at Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

The first annual Law Rocks battle of the bands competition took place at The Independent, the night of June 13, raising over $22,000 to benefit San Francisco Bay Area charities….

Justice & Diversity Center Honors Volunteer Interpreter Brooke Gutierrez

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to honor Brooke Gutierrez as our Volunteer of the Month for August 2013. Gutierrez began volunteering with JDC in 2010, first in…

2011 Minority Scholarship Recipient Pays It Forward By Informing High School Students About Legal Career Opportunities

This summer, Edelmira Diaz, MSW, a third year law student at UC Hastings College of the Law, participated in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Legal Action Education Program (LEAP)….

August Bulletin Board: Our Members and Sponsor Firms Making Headlines

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Welcomes Attorneys Into Founders’ Circle BASF members Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabarser Heimann & Bernstein and Carol Kingsley, Kingsley Mediation Services, were both welcomed into…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Publishes FAQs Related to DOMA and How it Could Affect Your Clients

On June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage to be that between a man and…

BASF Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for Striking Down California’s Proposition 8

BASF applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26 dismissing Hollingsworth v. Perry, which leaves intact the District Court ruling striking down California’s 2008 voter-approved Proposition 8 and opens…

Former BASF President Nominated to Federal Court Bench

President Obama nominated former BASF President James Donato, a partner at Shearman & Sterling, in June to become a judge on the federal court in San Francisco. Donato, who served…