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BASF and its Barristers Club Honor Members at Annual Luncheon


December 17, 2009 -- San Francisco
-- The Bar Association of San Francisco and its Barristers Club, the new attorney division of BASF, recently honored several of its members with Awards of Merit and Barrister of the Year awards at its Annual Membership Luncheon held on December 17 at the Hyatt Regency. The 2010 BASF and Barristers Club Board of Directors were also installed at the luncheon, including 2010 President Arturo González. The event was attended by more than 350 BASF members.

Awards of Merit were presented to the following BASF members for their contributions to the association in 2009: Sandra Blair, Law Offices of Sandra Blair; Daniel Dean, Fotouhi Epps Hillger & Gilroy; Kathryn Kirkland, Law Offices of Kathryn Kirkland; John O’Reilly, Law Office of John O’Reilly; Vid Prabhakaran, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP and Phil Ward, Hassard Bonnington.

Barrister of the Year awards were presented to Matthew L. Gouaux, Trucker Huss, APC, for his work as chair of the Barrister Club’s Taxation Section and to Jaime Touchstone, Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP, for her work as chair of the Pro Bono Issues and Community Service Committee.


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:

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

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