‘Magic Words’ Gave Wife the Condo

John E. O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group When Farima Kushesh-Kaviani and Wishtasb Kushesh split, the divorce hinged on one of the spoils of their brief marriage: a condominium. Only Farima was…

Law Beats Blood Thanks to Japanese Adoption Tradition

John E. O’Grady, O’Grady Law Group Fusae and Emi Obata were found dead in their San Lorenzo, California, home in 2013, their bodies discovered when their mail carrier noticed the…

Orrick Named Swords to Plowshares’ 2018 Pro Bono Partner of the Year

BASF Leader Circle firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe was recently named Pro Bono Partner of the Year by Swords to Plowshares, a community-based nonprofit that provides counseling and case management, employment and training,…

BASF Leader Circle Firms Ranked on Fortune’s Best Place To Work List

The following BASF Leader Circle firms were listed among Fortune’s annual Best Places to Work: At number 15, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe received the highest ranking of any law firm in the country. Alston & Bird, Cooley and Perkins Coie were also…

February 27, 2006: Tanya Neiman’s Spirit Lives On in JDC’s Work

Thirteen years ago, on February 27, 2006, the legal community lost a friend, ally, and leader when attorney Tanya Neiman passed away after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Tanya Neiman was…

Paralegal Pro Tips

Alexandra Brilliant, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein   It does not matter if you are a new paralegal or an old pro—we have one of the hardest jobs in the…

Five Tips for Public Speaking Success

By Laura Ernde Why is it important for attorneys to beef up their presentation skills? Think about this. According to a recent survey by B2B marketing agency Hinge, speaking engagements…

Expert of the Month: Martin Balaban

Meet Martin Balaban. A state-licensed safety engineer with a PhD in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, Martin Balaban is a sought-after expert witness with AR TECH Forensic Experts, Inc. You…

Kadeidra Honey Joins Board of Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

BASF member Kadeidra Honey, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, recently joined the board of directors of the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the…

First Women in Trial Two-Day Training a Huge Success

The first Women in Trial training took place this past Friday and Saturday, and it was a huge success. The February training sold out quickly, but spots remain for the second training…