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BASF Names Co-Directors to Lead Lawyer Referral and Information Service


July 16, 2010  – San Francisco – BASF recently announced the recipients of its 2010 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships. Two scholarships were awarded to minority students attending Bay Area law schools. The scholarships were awarded based on financial need, scholastics, involvement in public service, and barriers faced in life. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2010-2011 school year. The scholarship may be renewable for an additional two years.

BASF’s scholarship-winning students are Jessica Flores and Yecenia Olmos. Jessica Flores graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Science and she is actively involved with Centro Legal de La Raza in Oakland. She will attend UC Hastings College of the Law in the fall. Yecenia Olmos graduated from UCLA with degrees in History and Political Science. While in college, she was a Community Liaison Director with UCLA’s Project Literacy and continues to volunteer with the tutoring program. She will also attend UC Hastings College of the Law in the fall.

Since its inception in 1998, BASF’s Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program has provided financial assistance to more than 60 law students. The program was established to reaffirm a commitment to diversity in legal education and the legal profession.

2010 scholarship contributors are Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP and Keker & Van Nest LLP.
BASF continues to seek the assistance of law firms, corporations and individuals who are willing to help sustain this impactful and unified effort. A reception honoring the recipients and donors will be held August 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP. More information about the reception can be found on BASF’s web calendar.

For more information on the Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship program, please contact Lauren Luke at 415-782-9000.

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:

Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8104