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Using social media for legal recruiting

Gone are the days of posting help wanted ads for new legal professionals in the local paper. Long gone. Today, legal recruiting is all about getting social and networking for top talent online. After all, potential employees are networking more on social media than anywhere else online. Shouldn’t your jobs be there, too? Social media,...Read More

Volunteer opportunities for the legal community

Ready to make a difference to give fair and accessible to everyone regardless of their income or circumstances? The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) offers a variety of pro bono opportunities for lawyers to use their skills while doing good work. Expert Attorney at JDC’s Legal Advice and...Read More

Advocating for the homeless

There are more than 10,000 people who are homeless in San Francisco, the highest number in the Bay Area. The homeless population in San Francisco has grown 30% since 2017, largely because of job loss and higher living costs. In a San Francisco survey on homelessness, 63% said the reason they were homeless was because...Read More

Nominate an Outstanding Barrister Club member

Each year the Barristers Club Board of Directors names up to three Outstanding Barrister Club members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Barristers Club, commitment to the ideals of legal justice and professional excellence, promotion of the Club’s role in the legal community, leadership within the organization, and motivation of other volunteers. Recipients...Read More

Shedding light on domestic violence

Every minute in the United States, twenty people are abused by an intimate partner. That adds up to more than ten million men and women every year. And it effects more than just the homefront, a recent survey of American employees found that 44% of full-time employed adults personally experienced domestic violence’s effect in their...Read More

BASF and JDC in the news: September

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) representatives were featured in the media on a variety of topics in September, including the election for district attorney of San Francisco, and consensual encounters with the police. Here’s the roundup of what you...Read More

15th annual Gala celebrates successes of the Justice and Diversity Center

More than 300 people attending the 15th annual Gala of the Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) on September 26. Doris Cheng, president of JDC and BASF, welcomed the crowd and introduced featured guest, Michael Williams. Williams, a client of the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), shared a moving...Read More

Eric L. Risberg: An expert you should know

From BASF’s Register of Experts and Consultants Eric L. Riseberg, MAI, ASA, SRA President & Founder, Advanced Appraisal International, Inc. 268 Bush St. #2100 San Francisco, CA 94104-3503 Ph: (415)531-1414 Website: http://www.advanced-appraisal.com Eric Risberg is the president and founder of Advanced Appraisal International, Inc. He provides expert witness and litigation consulting services in appraisals of...Read More

The Bar Association of San Francisco Nominates Officer and Directors for 2020 Board 

September 24, 2019 – San Francisco, California – The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Nominating Committee has nominated five directors to serve on its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee, chaired by immediate past president Malcolm Heinicke, also recommended a candidate for the office of secretary. President-Elect Stuart C. Plunkett, Baker Botts, will succeed to...Read More

Legal ethics in negotiating

By Carl W. Chamberlin In litigation and transactional work, negotiations with another party’s counsel are inevitable.  The better the picture you can paint of your client’s position, the better the resolution you might obtain.  However, new Rule 4.1 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct (CRPC) limits what you can say to gain that advantage....Read More