Category Archives: News

Court says Fining California’s Poor Defendants is Unconstitutional

Second District Court of Appeal issues unanimous opinion in People v. Dueñas, a case BASF joined as Amicus Curiae in support of Appellant Velia Dueñas In a groundbreaking opinion, the…

UPDATED: The Impact of the Partial Federal Government Shutdown

Low-income and immigrant families hit hardest by uncertainty and delays Update: January 18, 2019 – It is day 28 of the now longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history and there is…

Fred Alvarez Joins Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

BASF Past President Fred Alvarez returns to San Francisco to join Leader Circle firm Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass. Alvarez, one of the preeminent employment lawyers in the United States, has led the…

Governor Newsom Picks Appellate Justice Martin Jenkins for Judicial Appointments Secretary

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) congratulates Justice Martin Jenkins on his appointment to Judicial Appointments Secretary in the Office of the Governor! Justice Jenkins currently serves as an Associate…

Claudia Vetesi Joins Board of Directors for Equal Rights Advocates

BASF Leader Circle firm member and Morrison & Foerster partner Claudia Vetesi was inducted to the Equal Rights Advocates’ (ERA) board of directors. The ERA is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding…

Shawn Christianson sworn in as Mayor of Hillsborough

In December 2018, BASF member and Buchalter partner Shawn Christianson, was sworn in as Mayor of the Town of Hillsborough, California. She is an active participant in numerous community and civic organizations, including…

The Impact of the Partial Federal Government Shutdown

Low-income and immigrant families hit hardest by uncertainty and delays January 11, 2019 – The ongoing federal government shutdown is set to break an unfortunate record tomorrow and become the…

Fulfill Your Fingerprinting Requirement at BASF

Lenny Lun, BASF Membership Director Did you miss your chance to get fingerprinted in 2018? Don’t worry, we just added three new dates for you to fulfill your fingerprinting requirement…

Where are the Women Trial Lawyers?

Sign Up Today for a Two-Day Training to Promote and Generate Courtroom Experience for Women (All are welcome) If you think that there is not enough diversity in our courtrooms,…

Former SF Supervisor Katy Tang Joins BASF Leader Circle Firm Farella Braun + Martel

Former San Francisco supervisor Katy Tang joined BASF Leader Circle firm Farella Braun + Martel, the Daily Journal reported on January 7. Tang joins the firm’s land use team, headed by Steve Vettel. During her…