Category Archives: News from the Bar

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,…

Doris Cheng Installed as 2019 President

More than 450 members of the legal community were in attendance at the December 18 membership luncheon and installation of 2019 President Doris Cheng. Cheng, a partner at Walkup, Melodia,…

BASF Joins California Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Landmark Constitutional Challenge to State’s Bail System

December 13, 2018 – San Francisco – McDermott Will & Emery, as counsel to the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Santa Clara…

Level Up Your Practice at the Upcoming Third Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference

Kirsten Scott, Renaker Hasselman Scott The Solo & Small Firm Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco will host its third annual Solo & Small Firm Conference: Level Up…

BASF’s ADR Department Greets Delegation from China

Marilyn King, ADR Manager In September, the International Law Institute from Washington, D.C., hosted 25 members of the China Law Society (CLS) on their multi-city tour to consult with representatives…

BASF/JDC Responds to Department of Homeland Security on Proposed Change to Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

Implementation of proposed changes would hurt family reunification and low-income immigrant communities December 10, 2018 – San Francisco – The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) and the Bar Association of…

Defending Low-Income Tenants Doesn’t Feel Like Work to Our New Attorney

Jay Lee, JDC Pro Bono Manager Meet Judondi Bolden, the new Landlord-Tenant Supervising Attorney at the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC). Judondi brings 17 years of housing law experience to…

JDC School-To-College Coordinator Receives 2019 Brosnahan Fellowship Award

Samantha Akwei, Diversity Pipeline Programs Director The Brosnahan Fellowship award selection committee has named its recipient for 2019: Alvaro Carvajal, School-To-College Coordinator at the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC). The…

BASF Welcomes LAWCLERK as Member Benefits Partner

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)  welcomes its newest member benefits partner – LAWCLERK.  LAWCLERK is a company in the business of providing a legal services marketplace where attorneys can go…

Justice & Diversity Center

Justice & Diversity Center Announces 2019 Board of Directors

November 28, 2018 — San Francisco — The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) recently confirmed its 2019 Board of Directors. Doris Cheng,…