The Daily Journal Names Top Cyber Lawyers

The following BASF members were recognized as Top Cyber Lawyers for 2019 by The Daily Journal: Jonathan H. Blavin, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Craig Cardon,Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Natasha G. Kohne, Akin Gump Strauss…

Governor Newsom Appoints Ben Chida Senior Policy Advisor

BASF member Ben Chida, Boise Schiller Flexner, was recently appointed by Governor Newsom to serve as senior policy advisor for Cradle to Career, Office of the Governor, the Daily Journal reports. Chida previously served…

The 2019 BASF Directory has Arrived!

Have you received your 2019 edition of the BASF Directory? The annual directory, published by the Bar Association of San Francisco for over 45 years, includes the extensive Register of Experts…

Expert of the Month: Frank Wisehart

Meet Frank Wisehart. A partner with BakerTilly (formerly known as RGL Forensics), Frank is a business consultant and a court approved expert witness with over 20 years of experience. You can find…

JDC to Host Law & Language Poetry Slam with SF High School Students

The slam will celebrate the ABA’s 2019 Law Day theme and kick off during National Poetry month In celebration of the American Bar Association’s 2019 Law Day theme—Free Speech, Free…

U.S. Supreme Court Permits Enforcement of Transgender Military Ban While Court Challenges Continue

In a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday, January 22, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to temporarily enforce its restrictions on transgender people serving in the military while lower…

The 2018 Pro Bono Road Show

By Kathleen Guthrie Woods Throughout his term as president of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), Malcolm Heinicke promoted “pro bono for the soul” to encourage people in the…

Welcome to Santa Fe: A Personal Travel Guide

By David Bigeleisen The sky is huge, the clouds heroic. In the summer the heavens open with a torrent of rain and an opera of lightning to rival Wagner. The…

Virtual Reality at the Bar

By Andrew Amoroso Take a moment and think back to the first time you appeared in court. Most of us remember very clearly how stressful and uncertain that experience felt….

The Many Trials of Fatty Arbuckle

There’s a scene about seven minutes into the 1915 silent film short Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World’s Fair in San Francisco where the camera pans right, across, and up…