June Bulletin Board: BASF Members and Sponsor Firms Making Headlines

Three BASF Members Honored by Diversity Council Past BASF President Joan Haratani, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, former BASF Board Member Cloey Hewlett, Nossaman, and California Minority Counsel Program Executive Director…

Is Keeping Ex-Wife Off Reality TV a Motive in Steve Nash’s Objection?

Usually, when one parent wants to move with the children closer to the other parent who lives out of state, the out-of-state parent has no objection. However, Steve Nash of the L.A. Lakers is objecting.

Morrison & Foerster – A Leader in the Right to Civil Counsel Movement

One year ago, San Francisco became the nation’s first “Right to Civil Counsel” city by passing the Right to Civil Counsel ordinance stating the city’s intent to create a local…

Legal Writing Tip: Usage Guideline for Quotations

Quotation marks set off quoted or spoken language.  Here are some usage guidelines: Periods and commas go inside quotation marks, including single quotation marks. She said, “Bill said, ‘I don’t…

Business Development: Be Strategic

The Legal Marketing Association – Bay Area Chapter recently presented, “Putting Business Development to Work for You and Your Firm.” The seminar, exploring the broad topic of business development, featured:…

Fee Disputes Committee Still Going Strong After More Than 30 Years

The Bar Association of San Francisco has always emphasized the importance of giving back to the community. BASF would like to recognize a particular group of attorneys who are great…

BASF’s Commitment to Gideon

It should come as no surprise that a “Civil Gideon” pilot project is the brainchild of The Bar Association of San Francisco and two of its former Presidents, Jim Brosnahan,…

Now Hiring: 3 Keys for New Attorneys to Find Success in a Difficult Job Market

Over the last several years, the legal industry has changed and the result is weaker demand for associate positions.  The cause for this change can be attributed to the Great…

Work-Life Balance – Not Just a Women’s Issue But a Human Issue

Between Marissa Mayer’s family unfriendly edict prohibiting telecommuting at Yahoo!, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In revolution, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s proclamation in The Atlantic that women can’t have it all, and a New…

Equality Committee Keeps Busy In April with Happy Hour and “Marriage on Trial” Panel Discussion

BASF’s inaugural Equality Committee Happy Hour took place on April 16 and was hosted by Keker & Van Nest. The gathering was a wonderful opportunity for guests to mingle with…