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Announcements from the Barristers Club at the Bar Association of San Francisco

The Barristers Club hosts events and receptions every year that range from professional development to fundraising to social and professional networking.

Below is a list of the annual events. For more information about any of the events, please email


Open House: March 29, 2018

The Barristers Club Annual Open House is an event open to the legal community which included representation from all programs, sections and committees of the Barristers Club. The Open House is the place for new lawyers to find out how to get involved in the Barristers Club and their legal community.

View pictures from the 2017 Open House on BASF's page on Facebook.


Annual Judges Reception: July TBD

The Barristers Club hosts this signature event every year to bring together members of the bar and the judiciary in a relaxed setting.

Read the press release from the 2017 event honoring U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick.

Check out on photos from the 2017 reception.

Barristers Club Diversity Reception

The Barristers Club invites members of the legal community to Annual Diversity Reception, typically held in the Fall.  In 2017, Peter Catalanotti, Freeman Mathis & Gary, and Cometria Cooper, University of San Francisco School of Law, were honored. Read about the 2017 reception.


Law & Disorder Night at AT&T Park

Law & Disorder Night at AT&T Park includes a pre-game networking event and tickets to the game. Judges, lawyers, law students, summer associates, friends and family are invited to enjoy an evening of baseball and networking. This event is typically held in September.

Barristers Club Bay Cruise with Bay Area In-House Counsel

Kick off Fleet Week in style!  Join Barristers Board members, Barristers Club members, and special guests from in-house legal departments for a cruise around the Bay. Ticket prices include hors d'oeuvres and one drink; cash bar available. Business attire requested. All proceeds will benefit the Diversity Pipeline programs of the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco. This event is typically held in early October.

Read about the 2017 cruise.

Barristers Club Annual Meeting: November TBD

The Annual Meeting is a full-day event designed to give members the opportunity to further their professional development while obtaining Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit and to network with their peers. 

The 2017 Annual Meeting included:

  • Keynote speaker U.S. Representative Eric Swalwella
  • Judges’ panel with San Francisco Superior Court Judge Angela Bradstreet; U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Judge Michelle Friedland; California Court of Appeal, First District Judge Martin Jenkins
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of California Judge William Orrick 
  • Three breakout sessions
  • An evening reception

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