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New California Law Requires Informed Consent to Mediation

by Ron Kelly New Law. On January 1, a new California law will take effect. It will require a lawyer to make sure their client understands the implications of California’s…

San Francisco Superior Court Proposed Changes to Local Rules – Effective January 1, 2019

The public comment period for the proposed changes to Local Rules commenced on September 19, 2018 and ends on November 5, 2018. The proposed changes to the Local Rules for…

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,…

BASF Welcomes Newest Leader Circle Firm: Boies Schiller Flexner

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes its newest Leader Circle firm: Boies Schiller Flexner. Boies is a firm of internationally recognized trial lawyers, crisis managers, and strategic advisors known…

Justice & Diversity Center Announces 2018 Recipients of Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships

September 18, 2018 – San Francisco, California – The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of its…

BASF Members Recognized as Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Fintech Trailblazers by the National Law Journal

The following BASF members were included in the National Law Journal’s 2018 list of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Fintech Trailblazers: Mitzi Chang, Goodwin; David Reidy, McGuireWoods; and Eric Sibbitt, O’Melveny & Myers.

Farella Braun + Martel Named a California Powerhouse by Law360

BASF Leader Circle firm Farella Braun + Martel was named a 2018 California Powerhouse by Law360. This is the third time Farella has been featured among Law360’s California Powerhouses in the past…

Amee Mikacich Inducted as President of California Women Lawyers

BASF Leader Circle firm partner Amee Mikacich, Hinshaw & Culbertson, has been appointed President of California Women Lawyers (CWL). Mikacich was inducted in a ceremony at the CWL’s 44th Annual Dinner in San Diego,…

ABA Young Lawyers Division Recognizes BASF Members

The ABA Young Lawyers Division recently highlighted some of the best and brightest of its members with On the Rise-Top 40 Young Lawyers awards. Published in the September issue of…

Damali A. Taylor Appointed to San Francisco Police Commission

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of BASF member Damali A. Taylor, O’Melveny & Myers, to the city’s Police Commission. The mission of the Police Commission is to…