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BASF Past President Kelly M. Dermody honored at ABA Annual Meeting

Five inspiring women, including BASF Past President Kelly M. Dermody, were honored on August 11 at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco with the 2019 ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. “We honor a distinguished group of women lawyers who have excelled and have paved the way to success for other lawyers,”...Read More

Protecting yourself from fraud whether a legal recruiter or job seeker

As more and more people use online methods for recruiting legal professionals, more and more opportunistic scammers take advantage of this from unaware victims. Job seekers apply for jobs that seem like a great fit, only to find the job posting was a scam and their personal data is now compromised. Meanwhile, employers call upon...Read More

More than 400 come to honor Judge Curtis Karnow

San Francisco’s legal community gathered on July 18 to honor Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow, San Francisco Superior Court, at the 35th annual Barristers Judges Reception. It was a record turn out, drawing more than 400 members of the legal community, including 40 state and federal judges and their clerks. At the event, Judge Karnow...Read More

Celebrating diversity at the Latinx Summer Reception

More than 75 people came to celebrate diversity of the law and the culture of Latinxs at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Summer Diversity Reception, hosted by Greenberg Traurig LLP. The July 9th event was held in partnership with the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association. Established in 2007, BASF’s annual Partner-Summer Associates...Read More

BASF and JDC in the news: July 2019

In addition to the immigration stories in the media, The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) representatives were also featured in the media on a variety of topics, including using virtual reality in training, and the possible closure of the Pretrial...Read More

BASF in the news: Immigration 7/2019

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) team worked with media outlets across the continent this month, sharing information about immigration, due process, and ICE raids. Here are July’s highlights: BASF immigration attorney Hamid Yazdan Panah, was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle OP-ED section: Stopping ICE raids begins with ending immigration detention. Hamid is also the...Read More

Featured Expert: Dr. Ronald H. Roberts

From BASF's Register of Experts and Consultants Ronald H. Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist 2000 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 512 San Francisco, CA 94109 Ph: (415) 776-2000 Website: www.expertforensicneuropsychologist.com With more than 30 years of experience in forensic psychology and neuropsychology, Dr. Ronald Roberts has worked on more than 3000 forensic cases. He evaluates most...Read More

Celebrating the beauty of individual freedom and choice

LGBTQ+ Summer Reception 2019 More than 40 people came out to celebrate diversity at The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) annual LGBTQ+ Summer Reception. The reception, hosted by Paul Hastings and co-sponsored by Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), provide an opportunity for new attorneys and legal interns to network, meet mentors and appreciating...Read More

Psychotherapy for Lawyers (and Other Human Beings)

-sponsored content- If you work directly with clients, you’re playing a therapeutic role whether you know it or not. Really being listened to isn’t an everyday experience for most people. Neither is feeling understood. Maybe you’d benefit from spending an hour a week with the shoe on the other foot. I help with all sorts...Read More

Honorary Co-Chairs Named for Annual Gala

Erin Connell and David Kelly have been named honorary co-chairs of the 2019 15th Annual Gala for the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF). “Erin and David were selected for their outstanding personal commitment to community service and the advancement of JDC’s mission within their organizations,” says Yolanda...Read More