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BASF Joins Amicus Brief to Support Sergio Garcia in Obtaining License to Practice Law
15 California bar associations unite on In re Garcia on Admission brief


July 18, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – The Bar Association of San Francisco Board of Directors voted to join the Los Angeles County Bar Association and 13 other California bar associations in an amicus brief filed with the California Supreme Court urging the California high court to admit Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant who passed the bar exam, to the State Bar of California.

Bar associations from across the state of California who joined the amicus brief include: Alameda County Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Kern County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Marin County Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association, Multicultural Bar Alliance of Southern California, Riverside County Bar Association, Sacramento County Bar Association, San Bernardino County Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California.

Read the full amicus brief.


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.

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Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
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