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Barristers Club announces officers

The Barristers Club, the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) new attorney division, recently announced the officers for its 2020 Board of Directors. In addition, the Nominating Committee of the Barristers Board of Directors is pleased to announce that five Barristers Club members have been selected to fill seats on the Barristers Board that will...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

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

Taking action on self-improvement

September is Self Improvement Month and the way to develop your law skills and expand your legal knowledge is through continual learning. Lifelong learning helps you: Stay ahead of changes in the legal profession Acquire new skills and understanding to add to your services Develop a better understanding of the clients you serve To begin...Read More

BASF and JDC in the news: August 2019

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 August, including taxpayer clinics, working in nonprofits and immigration. Here’s the roundup of what you may have missed: Amy Spivey discusses attending...Read More

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

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