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A Message From Janelle Sahouria, Barristers Club 2012 President

2012 Focus is Mentorship, Opportunities, Resources and Education


The Barristers Club is the division of BASF devoted to attorneys in their first ten years of practice and to law students. Barristers-eligible BASF members are automatically enrolled in the Barristers Club without any additional fee. We currently have over 3,000 members, and I appreciate the opportunity to get to know all of you.

I am excited to serve as your 2012 Barristers Club President and this year, our goal is simple — focus on offering MORE to our members: Mentorship, opportunities, resources, and education.

Mentorship: We are committed to providing networking opportunities that will allow our members to grow as professionals and advocates. In March, we kicked off the Speed Networking series, where our members got one-on-one time with some of the most successful and prominent attorneys in the Bay Area. Check our online BASF calendar for our next Speed Networking event. We hope to see you there! Also, our annual Open House on April 25 will give you the opportunity to meet the Barristers who run our sections and committees and to find your niche within our organization.

Opportunities: In 2012, we are increasing opportunities for professional growth and community service. These events include our first ever Benefit Art Show on April 19; the Open House; the annual Judge’s Reception on July 26 and the Annual Meeting later in the year.

Resources: Whether you are looking for career advice or a way to give back to the community, Barristers can help connect you with the resources that will allow you to accomplish your goals. Swing by one of our happy hours or social events, and let us know how we can help.

Education: This year we have a rich CLE series covering a variety of legal issues. We also have CLEs devoted solely to offering advice on succeeding as a junior attorney. These seminars can be found on the BASF calendar at

I look forward to meeting you.


Janelle Sahouria is an associate at Paul Hastings LLP. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and consumer class actions in a variety of substantive areas, including securities, unfair competition, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

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