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Charles Houston Bar Association Recognizes BASF's Diversity Efforts

November 15, 2007 -- The Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA) recently announced that it will honor The Bar Association of San Francisco as the first-ever organization to receive its Community Advocacy Award in recognition of its diversity work.

Additionally, BASF member Eva Jefferson Paterson, Equal Justice Society, will be inducted into CHBA’s Hall of Fame and BASF Sponsor Firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP will be honored with its Corporate Recognition Award.

The awards will be presented at CHBA’s Annual Gala Dinner and Dance on December 1.

Founded in 1955, CHBA is committed to working within the African American community to facilitate access to the justice system and to promote equal protection under the law.


The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Contact:
Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
Email:
amurphy@sfbar.org
Phone:
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Contact:
Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
Email:
shappich@sfbar.org
Phone:
(415) 782-9000 x8104