Category Archives: News

The Bar Association of San Francisco Welcomes Mikele Lewis-Nelson as Executive Assistant

Welcome Mikele Lewis-Nelson, who joined the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) in February as Executive Assistant to Yolanda Jackson, Executive Director and General Counsel and Jack Hannan, Deputy Executive…

Proposed Changes to San Francisco Superior Court Local Rules, Effective July 1

  Pursuant to California Rule of Court 10.613(g)(2), the public comment period for the proposed changes to the San Francisco Superior Court Local Rules commenced on March 13, 2019 and…

Immigration Advocates: ICE, GEO Mesa Verde Contract Raises Transparency and Accountability Concerns

    Immigration advocates in California are deeply alarmed over the legality of a newly announced $19 million contract between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and GEO Group, Inc. to…

BASF Leader Circle Firms Named Among Best Firms for Women and Minority Attorneys

  Several BASF Leader Circle firms were highlighted in Law360’s 2018 Glass Ceiling Report. The following firms were named Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys in their size category. For the top ranked firms in…

Mayor Breed Names Manohar Raju as Successor to Late Public Defender Jeff Adachi

  This morning, Mayor London Breed named Manohar Raju as the next public defender of San Francisco. Raju is a long-time attorney with the public defender’s office and was mentored…

Justice & Diversity Center Welcomes New Director of Donor and Community Engagement

  The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Shuwaski Young as our new Director of Donor & Community Engagement.  A Mississippi native, Shuwaski…

Democracy in Action: Join BASF’s Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations

James P. Lamping, The Law Office of James P. Lamping Attend the May 2 Reception to Learn More   It has happened to virtually every attorney who practices law: The…

Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor (ret.) to be Inducted into Marin Women’s Hall of Fame

Judge Lynn O’Malley Taylor (ret.) will be honored by YMCA San Francisco and Marin and inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame on March 28, 2019 at the Marin Women’s Hall of…

Natacha Kolb Elected to Serve on Board of Jewish Family & Children’s Services of San Francisco

  BASF member Natacha Kolb, a partner in Sideman & Bancroft’s Estate Planning Department, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family & Children’s Services of San…

Q&A with Senator Kamala Harris

By Laura Ernde     California Senator Kamala Harris is a trailblazer among women attorneys. Before she began her service in the U.S. Senate in 2017, Harris served as the…