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Bar Association of San Francisco Member Benefits: Publications

100% In: The BASF Sponsor Firm Program is a Win-Win


Does your law firm’s San Francisco office have ten or more attorneys? Interested in raising your firm’s profile and generating meaningful business development opportunities? If your answer is yes, consider becoming a BASF Sponsor Firm. BASF Sponsor Firms have long been a part of our organization and are integral to the membership family.

What is a BASF Sponsor Firm?

A BASF Sponsor Firm is a law firm with ten or more attorneys in its San Francisco office that pays BASF membership dues for all attorneys in that office. With Sponsor Firm status, not only do the individual attorneys enjoy all the benefits of being a BASF member such as CLE discounts, networking, publications, speaking opportunities, and pro bono opportunities, but the firm also receives an additional exclusive set of benefits which includes:

  • Leadership Opportunities: Candidates from Sponsor Firms are given special consideration for open positions on boards, sections, committees, and task forces.
  • Diversity Receptions: Only Sponsor Firms have the opportunity to host a reception and have their name included in marketing materials.
  • In-House Counsel Mixers: Only Sponsor Firms are eligible to host these exclusive events for in-house attorneys.
  • Managing Partner Dinners: Dinners in the Spring and Fall are held exclusively for Managing Partners of our Sponsor Firms.
  • iCounsel eNewsletter: Only attorneys from our Sponsor Firms have the ability to submit content to this enewsletter reaching approximately 2,000 in-house attorneys in the Greater Bay Area.
  • Increased Media Visibility: Sponsor Firms are consistently highlighted in all of BASF’s publications distributed to almost 8,000 Bay Area legal professionals.

Over 70 law firms of varying sizes and practices areas have gained BASF Sponsor Firm status. Each of our Sponsor Firms find value in different ways.

Susan Kumagai, Managing Partner of Lafayette & Kumagai says “Lafayette & Kumagai has been a BASF Sponsor Firm for many years and will continue to be for many more. The opportunities BASF provides to network, contribute to critical legal issues and to give back to the community are invaluable. The attorneys in our firm that are new to the profession are given resources to gain knowledge and grow to be a success in the profession they have chosen. Last, but not least, as a minority owned law firm, it is an honor to be associated with a bar association that is nationally known as a leader in diversifying the legal profession.”

View the list of BASF’s Sponsor Firms online at

For more information on how to become a BASF Sponsor Firm, please contact Leonard Lun, Director of Membership at

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