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The Bar Association of San Francisco Nominates Officer and Directors for 2019 Board

September 20, 2018 — San Francisco — The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Nominating Committee has nominated six directors to serve on its Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee, chaired by immediate past president Merri A. Baldwin, also recommended a candidate for the office of secretary. President-Elect Doris Cheng, Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger,...Read More
From left, BASF Board member Lisa Mak, Adam Kaplan, Ann Nguyen, BASF Board Member Miriam Kim, President Malcolm Heinicke, and BASF Board Members Sebastian Kaplan and Charles Jung

Malcolm Heinicke Installed as 2018 BASF President

More than 450 members of the legal community were in attendance at the December 14 membership luncheon and installation of 2018 President Malcolm Heinicke. Heinicke, a partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson is the association’s 105th President. He has been involved with BASF for two decades, including as its Barristers...Read More
From left, Rachelle Evans, case manager at the Windsor in San Francisco's Tenderloin district; Janet Brown, resident at the Windsor; Simon Boehme, Mediator, Conflict Intervention Service; Laura Rodriguez, Program Director of Support Services at the Windsor

Compassion in Conflict: BASF Offers Conflict Intervention Service in Affordable Housing

  The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service (CIS) is a grant-funded project of the City and County of San Francisco in partnership with BASF’s Bay Area Mediation Services Program. This innovative program utilizes skilled mediators with diverse backgrounds in landlord-tenant law, psychology, addiction, mental health and housing conflict to resolve disputes in...Read More
From left, Agata Sulczynski and JDC’s Gloria Chun

JDC Receives Holiday Surprise

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco received a very generous holiday surprise from Weiss Associates, an Emeryville-based Environmental Science and Engineering firm.  Agata Sulczynski, JD, Senior Project Manager for Weiss delivered the check to JDC offices. A volunteer with JDC, Sulczynski said, “We wanted to show our appreciation...Read More
Justice & Diversity Center

Thank You, JDC Leadership Council

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks our Leadership Council for its continuing guidance and support. Leadership Council members help build a strong bridge between JDC and the legal community and provide invaluable input on our program development. Thank you for your time, energy, insight and lively company, and a special thank you to our...Read More
Jay Lee

From Volunteer to Staff Member, Meet JDC’s New Pro Bono Manager

  Meet Jay Lee, JDC’s new Pro Bono Manager and Supervising Attorney for the Community Organization Representation Project (CORP). As Pro Bono Manager, Lee supports and connects attorneys, law students, paralegals, and other volunteers with pro bono opportunities at JDC’s Legal Services Programs. He also works with pro bono transactional attorneys to assist nonprofit community-based...Read More

Barristers Club Announces 2018 Board of Directors

The Barristers Club, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) new attorney division, recently announced the officers for its 2018 Board of Directors: Drew Amoroso, How to be an Invaluable Associate Program, will serve as president; John Hamasaki, Hamasaki Law, will serve as president-elect; Natascha Fastabend, University of San Francisco School of Law, LLM Program,...Read More

Gloria Chun Named JDC’s Pro Bono Legal Services Director

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) recently announced that JDC Pro Bono Manager/Supervising Attorney Gloria Chun was promoted to its Director/Managing Attorney of Pro Bono Legal Services. She succeeds Mairi McKeever, who recently left after 15 years at JDC. Chun oversees all eight JDC projects that provide access to justice for over 6,500 people a...Read More

Career Fair Draws More Than 300 Diverse Law School Students

The 13th annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair was held Saturday, July 29 with over 60 employers interviewing 325 students for a total of over 1,100 scheduled interviews.  The full day schedule started with a breakfast panel for the students, a networking lunch, and a welcome reception on Friday evening at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Thanks...Read More