Estate Planning Corner

Estate Planning Corner: Subtrusts, Tax Planning and More

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law When is a Win not a Win? Leland Babbitt’s estate was divided into two subtrusts upon his death–one for his wife Mary Lynne and the…

Paralegal Section Awards Mixer

Paralegal Section Honors Legal Professionals at Annual Reception

More than 50 members of the legal community attended the December 5 Paralegal Section Holiday Party at Robert Half Legal. The Paralegal Section honored the following individuals: Section Member of…

Alice Shikina and Sanford Kingsley

BASF Welcomes New Mediators to Mediation Service

Alice Shikina of Shikina Mediation and Arbitration is a certified mediator with a unique background. She has over 20 years of theatre experience, which she brings to her mediation practice….

Stephanie Bilinski

Justice & Diversity Center Supervising Attorney Receives 2018 Brosnahan Fellowship Award

The Brosnahan Fellowship award selection committee has named its recipient for 2018: Stephanie Bilinski, Family Law Supervising Attorney at the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC). The fellowship funds a monetary…

JDC Board Members

JDC Announces Board of Directors for 2018

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently confirmed its 2018 Board of Directors. Malcolm Heinicke, Munger Tolles & Olson, will serve as…

Jay Lee

From Volunteer to Staff Member, Meet JDC’s New Pro Bono Manager

  Meet Jay Lee, JDC’s new Pro Bono Manager and Supervising Attorney for the Community Organization Representation Project (CORP). As Pro Bono Manager, Lee supports and connects attorneys, law students,…

Jason Galek

JDC Volunteer Helps Pro Bono Clients Navigate Complex Tax Laws

  Jason Galek is the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC)’s Volunteer of the Month for his service to low-income people facing tax issues. Through JDC’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC),…

Register Now for Paralegal Studies at City College

By Dora J.L. Dye, Paralegal Coordinator and Instructor The Paralegal/Legal Studies Program at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), in operation since 1973, was granted approval from the American Bar…

Legal Writing Tips

Legal Writing Tip: Heed the Bench’s Preferences

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Bulletin Contributor   Ross Guberman, the acclaimed legal writing consultant and author of Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates and Point Taken:…

Top Ten Ethical Blunders and How to Avoid Them

Solo and Small Firm Attorney Column: Top Ten Ethical Blunders and How to Avoid Them

By Peter Roldan, Emergent Legal Because many ethical blunders in law practice are avoidable, it is important to be aware of common mistakes, and to take affirmative steps to avoid…