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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

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

Aviva Gilbert Selected to Join the 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder

  BASF member Aviva J. Gilbert, Farella Braun + Martel, was recently selected to be a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders. The Pathfinders Program is designed to assist high-performing, early-career attorneys with critical career advancement strategies including leadership techniques and the development of professional networks.

BASF Past President Arturo González Honored with ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

  2010 BASF President Arturo González, Morrison & Foerster, has been selected to receive the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Pro Bono Publico Award. The award recognizes his’ outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services and will be presented at the ABA’s Annual Meeting this August in San Francisco. The Pro Bono Publico Awards are the top honors given by the...Read More