Estate Planning Corner: The Times, They Are A-Changin’

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law   Court of Appeal Welcomes Women to Generous Men’s College Bob Dylan did not tell school trustees to heed the call that “The Times They…

The Most Effective Legislative Body in California (That You Barely Know About)

By Alicia Gámez, Gámez Law The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) enjoyed a string of successes this year. The CCBA is…

Legal Ethics Corner: Is it Ethical to Pay for Testimony or Evidence?

By Mike Starkey, French Lyon Tang Compensation of witnesses is primarily governed by California Rules of Professional Conduct (“CRPC”), Rule 5-310. Rule 5-310(B) prohibits payment to a witness that is…

Project Homeless Connect Volunteers Bring Services to 300+ People in Need

  The Justice & Diversity Center thanks the volunteers who joined us to serve 300 people at Project Homeless Connect in October. With assistance, courtesy and kindness from 25 volunteers,…

Amanda Burton

Working for Homeless Advocacy Project Fosters Passion for Social Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes Amanda Burton, who works at JDC’s  Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) program. LVC connects full-time volunteers receiving stipends…

Staff Attorney’s Advocacy Helps Family in Poverty Stay Housed

Having been to court that day for a second stay of execution that was denied, “AR” came to the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) Intake Clinic…

Legal Writing Tip

Legal Writing Tip: Include a Summary of Argument

By Savannah Blackwell Under the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, opening briefs must include a summary of argument that appears after the statement of the issues and the statement of…

Lieff Cabraser team, from left, Sarah Chen, Jeremy Pilaar, Aisha Saad, Phong Nguyen and Melissa Gardner

Summer Associates Learn Advocacy Skills and Community Service

A number of law students began the academic year after a busy summer securing housing and disability benefits for community members. Because they were summer associates at firms that participate…

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Mobilizing for Justice in Our Community: Support JDC

When the current administration began planning its transition to power in late 2016, the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) began planning as…

Attracting Clients

Solo and Small Firm Corner: Three Simple Ways to Attract Clients

One of the challenging aspects of owning your own firm is finding great clients. The solution is effective marketing that generates high quality leads (and enough of them). This article…