Legal Writing Tip: Begin with Your Conclusion

In law school, the IRAC formula was drilled into our brains. As a result, most legal briefs are structured using the Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion format. Let me suggest…

July Bulletin Board: Our Members and Sponsor Firms Making Headlines

Farella Partner Honored by Marin Justice League Environmental Law Partner Chris Locke, of Farella Braun + Martel, was recently honored as an inductee into the Legal Aid of Marin’s (LAM)…

End of Romance Can Signal Start of Litigation When Pricey Engagement Ring is at Stake

The NFL’s highest paid defensive player, Mario Williams of the Buffalo Bills, is suing his ex-fiancée for refusing to return her $785,000 diamond engagement ring.

Justice & Diversity Center’s Consumer Project Volunteer Lisa Espada Helps Those in Financial Crisis

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to recognize Lisa J. Espada as our Volunteer of the Month for July 2013.  Espada has been volunteering with JDC’s Consumer Project…

Mind the Gap Participant’s Pro Bono Work Saves a Family’s Home

BASF’s Mind the Gap (MTG) program provides recently licensed attorneys who are unemployed or underemployed with training, work experience, mentorship connections and debt reduction information as they bridge the gap…

Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

John O‘Grady, O’Grady Law Group, APC Finally: Legal Recourse for the Fraudulently Disinherited Some people will sink pretty low to snatch someone else’s inheritance for themselves – even lying to…

Mediating in the World of Antitrust: Part I

Antitrust litigation is, fundamentally, regulatory law, largely waged as a complex battle of economic experts. Threats of civil damages are in the hundreds of millions. Joint and several liability in…

Marriage Equality Matters Because…[VIDEO]

Leaders in the San Francisco legal community voice their opinions on why marriage equality matters to them. Watch the video below or click here to watch it on Vimeo: BASF:…

Victory for Marriage Equality!

The Bar Association of San Francisco Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for Striking Down California’s Proposition 8 BASF joined amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit…

Lawyer Referral and Information Service Labor Relations Panel Attorney Secures Six-Figure Settlement for Client

In 2010, a client contacted the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) seeking assistance with an employment matter.  The client’s previous attorney had made no progress in negotiating with the…