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Membership Overview at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)

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BASF understands that membership with us is all about you. Become a member of BASF and get involved with an organization that is the heart and soul of the San Francisco legal community.

BASF offers many benefits and opportunities to you and your practice. We are here to help you achieve your professional and business goals. We also make it easy for you to give back to the community through the many diversity educational programs and pro bono and legal services programs of our Justice & Diversity Center.

Professional Advantages


Calendar of Events: You’ll network with associates and members of the bench across the legal spectrum. You’ll also network with potential clients and leaders of the legal and business communities during our numerous events.


Leadership Opportunities

Barristers Club: Attorney members of BASF in their first ten years of practice are automatically enrolled in our Barristers Club, as well as law students. You’ll have the opportunity of joining any of the Barristers’ 18 sections and four committees.


Sections & Committees: All BASF members have the opportunity to join any of our 24 sections and seven committees. You can also take advantage of opportunities to chair a committee, or become a section executive committee member.


Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

CLE: You’ll get discounted rates to over 250 in-person and online MCLE programs with distinguished speakers discussing cutting-edge topics.

You can also join BASF's Conference of Delegates and learn from your colleagues and help draft future California legislation.


Business Advantages

BASF's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

ADR: Serve as an arbitration and mediation volunteer to hone your skills and gain mediation and arbitration experience through programs that have helped thousands resolve issues outside the courtroom.

Bay Area Mediation Services: Attorneys overwhelmingly return to BASF’s Bay Area Mediation Services program for its high caliber mediators in over 30 areas of the law.  A $60 discount is offered to first time users of the program who are BASF members.

Attorney Client Fee Dispute Program
: Attorneys must provide a Notice of Right to Arbitrate (B & P Code §6201) when a client has not paid attorney fees. Save time and money to collect attorney fees through BASF’s Fee Dispute Program.

Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)

LRIS: BASF members enjoy a $75 discount to join the award-winning SF-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service for pre-screened client referrals in San Francisco and Marin counties.


As a BASF member, you will have access to the following list servs:

  • Small & solo firm
  • Diversity
  • Several other listservs

Stay informed and connected with your peers through these exclusive discussion groups.

BASF Member Discounts & Offers

Discounts & Offers: Check out your gateway to special offers that advance your practice and your career.


Community Involvement


Diversity and Pipeline Programs - Justice & Diversity Center

Diversity: Volunteer with BASF’s diversity pipeline programs to provide guidance, education, and advice to diverse, young attorneys, as well as elementary, high school, undergraduate, and law students.


Pro Bono and Legal Services Programs - Justice & Diversity Center

JDC: This program offers attorneys a wide range of volunteer opportunities to assist disadvantaged and low-income residents of San Francisco with their legal and related social service needs. Make a difference—receive training, gain experience, and fill unmet legal needs.


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