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The Justice & Diversity Center

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) has been a pioneer among bar associations working to ensure workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) lawyers. 

BASF established its Committee on Equality in 1986, and branching off from that, in 1990, established its Committee on Sexual Orientation Issues. This committee was formed to address specific needs of lesbian and gay lawyers, and later broadened its focus to include all LGBT attorneys. 


For more information, please contact Samantha Akwei at

LGBT Family Law Matters

Do you need an attorney referral for a LGBT Family Law matter? Please use our Lawyer Referal and Information Service (LRIS) online referral form or call 415-989-1616.

Would you like to serve as a panelist on the LRIS LGBT Family Law Panel? Please visit the How to Join LRIS page.