Membership Overview at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
Becoming a member of BASF is making a statement. It indicates that you’re involved with an organization that is the heart and soul of the San Francisco legal community.
When you give to BASF, you also receive. We believe that win-win situations like this are what create success, and create a great city to live in for everybody.
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.
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 ten 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.
Service as an Arbitration and Mediation Volunteer
ADR: Truly give back to your community when you become an ADR volunteer. This is your opportunity to hone your skills and gain mediation and arbitration experience through programs that have helped thousands resolve issues outside the courtroom.
Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)
LRIS: Join BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service and expand your practice with pre-screened referrals.
Diversity and Pipeline Programs
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.
Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP)
VLSP: 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.
Solo & Small Firm: As a BASF member, you will have access to the small & solo firm, Barrister’s, diversity and 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.
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