Category Archives: News from the Bar

New Rules of Professional Conduct Effective November 1

State Bar of California News Release The State Bar of California’s nearly 70 new and amended Rules of Professional Conduct take effect today, November 1, 2018. The new rules apply to the…

BASF Welcomes Kevin Haroff to the Bay Area Mediation Services Panel

Kevin T. Haroff is the San Francisco managing partner of the national environmental and business litigation firm Marten Law. A litigator and mediator, he holds degrees from Cornell University’s Law…

Former JDC Attorney Named Judge of State Bar of California

Gloria Chun, Director of Pro Bono Legal Services After eight years with the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), Manjari Chawla was appointed hearing judge for the State Bar Court. Selected…

November 29: BASF’s Women’s Impact Network Conference

Step In. Step Together. Step Up. Reframing the Culture for the Modern Professional Woman On Thursday, November 29 2018, from 3-8 p.m. the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Women’s…

Women Managing Partners and Women In-House Counsel Reception

Samantha Akwei, Director of Diversity Pipeline Programs, Justice & Diversity Center Women managing partners in the legal profession should not be an anomaly and on Thursday, September 6, Littler Mendelson…

Reduced Hours in San Francisco Clerk’s Offices, Starting October 22

San Francisco Superior Court Effective October 22, 2018, all clerks’ offices will close to the public at 2 p.m. every day, San Francisco Superior Court announced recently. The reduction of…

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…