BASF and JDC Joins Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Hernandez-Becerra, Urging Protection of Due Process Rights for Defendants Prosecuted through Operation Streamline

    April 19, 2019 – San Francisco — The Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center joined 42 leading nonprofit organizations, immigrant rights and community…

Featured Experts: Bonora Rountree

  Meet Will Rountree, J.D., Ph.D, and Alexis Forbes, Ph.D., trial consultants with Bonora Rountree, and this month’s featured experts. You can find their full profiles in BASF’s Register of…

Justice & Diversity Center

New Attorneys Join Federal Pro Bono Project

By Gloria Chun, Director and Managing Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center   The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes two new attorneys to our Federal Pro Bono Project. This partnership…

Use an En-dash to Mark a Range of Things Like Dates and Numbers

By Savannah Blackwell, BASF Contributor   After publication of last month’s column on uses of the em-dash, a reader emailed to ask why the instructions I shared for creating this…

Nicolas Cage’s Annulment: He Isn’t Leaving Las Vegas Yet

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna   Nicolas Cage won’t be “Leaving Las Vegas” any time soon. He filed for an annulment from his fourth…

Natassia Kwan Named Vice Chair of California Minority Counsel Program Ambassador’s Council

  BASF member Natassia Kwan, Greenberg Traurig, has been named Vice Chair of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMPC) Ambassador’s Council. Kwan, an associate, is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical…

As Ban on Transgender Troops Takes Effect, BASF Continues to Stand with Challengers

By BASF’s Equality Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues   The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) condemns President Trump’s ban on military service by transgender people that…

Jeffrey Bleich Appointed to PG&E’s Board of Directors

  BASF Past President Jeff Bleich was recently appointed to join the Board of Directors of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Bleich’s appointment, along with the appointment of nine other new board members…

Barristers Club Presents Job Search Panel for Diverse Students

by Nadim G. Hegazi   On March 12, the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) presented a panel discussion entitled “Job Search Strategies for Diverse Law…

Duties to Former Clients and Termination of Representation Under the New Rules of Professional Conduct

By Dianne Jackson McLean   New California Rules of Professional Conduct (“CRPC”), Rule 1.9, describes an attorney’s duties to a former client and is divided into three categories. Subsection (a)…