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Continuing Legal Education at the Bar Association of San Francisco: Committees

Legal Ethics

The Legal Ethics Committee participates in all matters pertaining to the evaluation of the standards of professional honor and conduct. The purpose of this committee is to:

  • operate an Ethics Hotline
  • sponsor continuing legal education (CLE) seminars
  • attend monthly meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month in-person or by phone to develop programs and discuss current ethical issues to develop programs and discuss current ethical issues
  • come together to render Legal Ethics Opinions

Ethics Hotline

The BASF Ethics Hotline provides an opportunity for you to discuss your ethics-related questions in a confidential manner with an experienced Legal Ethics Committee member.

You must first complete the disclaimer form (22KB PDF) and the conflicts disclosure form and email them to You will then be referred to the volunteer handling this week’s calls.


Chair: Kendra Basner Kendra Basner
O'Rielly & Roche
Vice Chair: Dianne Jackson McLean
Goldfarb & Lipman
Secretary: Joanna Storey Joanna Storey
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Communications Coordinator: Karen Stromeyer 
Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney 
Immediate Past Chair: Sarah Banola Sarah Banola
Cooper, White & Cooper

Attend a Legal Ethics Committee Meeting

The Legal Ethics Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at BASF. If you are interested in attending, please contact for more information.

Legal Ethics Committee Columns:

General Information?

If you seek general information about a section or committee, email the CLE Department at

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