In the Dog House: Pet Custody and Logic

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, otherwise known as Logic, is a rapper whose career took off with his hit “1-800-273-8255.”…

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…

Grow Your Contact List While Keeping Robocallers and Spammers at Bay

By Jeff Lester We yoke the law to ethical standards because ethics serve both the cause of justice and the efficacy of the work. However, ethical standards—such as the ABA’s…

BASF Members Recognized as Cannabis Law Trailblazers by the National Law Journal

The following BASF members were included in the National Law Journal’s 2018 list of Cannabis Law Trailblazers: Amanda Conley, Brand & Branch; BASF Cannabis Law Section co-chair Ryan Lowther, Farella Braun + Martel; Shabnam Malek, Brand & Branch; BASF…

Let’s Lose the Booze: Rethinking Networking Events

Kathleen Guthrie Woods Burned out after a long, stressful day? Unwind at happy hour. Presenting a difficult case in court? Here’s some liquid courage. Need to introduce new associates to…

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…

Housing Dispute? Handle it Quickly Online

Simon Boehme Housing disputes emerge daily across San Francisco and the Bay Area. Escalating roommate disagreements, behavioral problems that disrupt a housing community, and unlawful detainer legal actions—blended with the…

Preparing for the Inevitable: BASF’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program

Jeremy Sugerman Fee disputes are inevitable. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a solo practitioner or a partner at an Am Law 100 firm—if you are charging a fee for your…

Conflict Resolution to Support Kids’ Learning: The San Francisco Unified School District Partners with the Bar Association of San Francisco

Carole Conn Shiela comes to the school one day and sees her son’s speech language pathologist with a baby. She discovers that the pathologist had been out on maternity leave….

The Push for Practical Skills

Andrew Amoroso, 2018 Barristers Club President As an organization tasked with fostering professional growth among our newer attorney members, the Barristers Club is constantly looking for effective ways to help…