Legal Ethics Corner: New Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4 Regarding Communication with Clients

Ryan Stahl On May 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court adopted sweeping changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct (“CRPC” or “Rules”).  These changes will go into effect on…

Quinn Arntsen Joins Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Board of Directors

BASF Leader Circle firm member Quinn Arntsen, Farella Braun + Martel, has joined the board of directors of the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance. Arntsen is a senior associate in the firm’s Real Estate…

Douglas Young Named President-Elect of the American College of Trial Lawyers

BASF Leader Circle firm partner Douglas Young, Farella Braun + Martel, was elected President-Elect of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He most recently served as its Treasurer….

In the Dog House: Pet Custody and Logic

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, otherwise known as Logic, is a rapper whose career took off with his hit “1-800-273-8255.”…

BASF Welcomes Kevin Haroff to the Bay Area Mediation Services Panel

Kevin T. Haroff is the San Francisco managing partner of the national environmental and business litigation firm Marten Law. A litigator and mediator, he holds degrees from Cornell University’s Law…

Grow Your Contact List While Keeping Robocallers and Spammers at Bay

By Jeff Lester We yoke the law to ethical standards because ethics serve both the cause of justice and the efficacy of the work. However, ethical standards—such as the ABA’s…

BASF Members Recognized as Cannabis Law Trailblazers by the National Law Journal

The following BASF members were included in the National Law Journal’s 2018 list of Cannabis Law Trailblazers: Amanda Conley, Brand & Branch; BASF Cannabis Law Section co-chair Ryan Lowther, Farella Braun + Martel; Shabnam Malek, Brand & Branch; BASF…

Let’s Lose the Booze: Rethinking Networking Events

Kathleen Guthrie Woods Burned out after a long, stressful day? Unwind at happy hour. Presenting a difficult case in court? Here’s some liquid courage. Need to introduce new associates to…

Former JDC Attorney Named Judge of State Bar of California

Gloria Chun, Director of Pro Bono Legal Services After eight years with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), Manjari Chawla was appointed hearing judge for the State Bar Court. Selected…

Housing Dispute? Handle it Quickly Online

Simon Boehme Housing disputes emerge daily across San Francisco and the Bay Area. Escalating roommate disagreements, behavioral problems that disrupt a housing community, and unlawful detainer legal actions—blended with the…