Tax Attorney Volunteers Wide Array of Skills to Help People Navigate Confusing, Intimidating System

The Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) would like to recognize volunteer attorney Beth Hodess for her outstanding contributions to the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program (LITC).  Beth’s work with LITC…

Members Appointed as Superior Court Judges

Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of 13 judges on Friday, including the following BASF members: BASF member Eumi K. Lee was appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court, where she will…

Dean Fealk Named Honorary Senator of the German Senate of Economy

On December 1, BASF member and DLA Piper partner Dean Fealk was named an honorary senator of the Senat Der Wirtschaft (Senate of Economy) in recognition of his efforts to strengthen transatlantic relations by leading trade,…

Members Inducted as 2019 Officers of the American Board of Trial Advocates

BASF member Joe McMonigle, Long & Levit, was recently installed as 2019 President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Incoming BASF/JDC President Doris Cheng, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, was installed as 2019 Vice…

Jim Brosnahan Honored by American Board of Trial Advocates

BASF Past President James J. Brosnahan was recently honored by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) with the Don E. Bailey Civility & Professionalism Award. The award was presented at ABOTA’s…

Alicia Silverstone: Not So “Clueless” After All

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Alicia Silverstone shot to fame in the early 90s as the “Aerosmith Chick,” starring in three Aerosmith videos that cemented…

JDC Partners with Corporate Counsel, Firms to Help Strengthen Bay Area Nonprofits

Jay Lee, JDC Pro Bono Legal Services Manager As part of its mission to support and strengthen local nonprofits, JDC’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) regularly partners with law firms…

Three BASF Members Serving as 2018-19 NAPABA Officers

Three BASF members will serve on the Executive Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Daniel Sakaguchi, Alto Litigation, will serve as President, Pankit Doshi, McDermott, Will & Emery, will serve as…

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…

Members Honored as 2018 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The following BASF members were recognized by the Recorder as Women Leaders in Tech Law: Daralyn Durie, Durie Tangri; Jennifer Huber, Keker, Van Nest & Peters; Susan Mac Cormac, Morrison & Foerster; Tessa Schwartz, Morrison & Foerster; Stephanie Skaff, Farella…