The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of attorneys, law students, and legal professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Founded in 1872, BASF enjoys the support of more than 7,500 individuals, law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools. Through its board of directors, its committees, task forces and its community efforts, BASF has worked actively to promote equal justice for all and oppose discrimination in all its forms, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on race, sex, disability, and sexual orientation.
BASF provides a collective voice for public advocacy, advances professional growth and education, and attempts to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and respect in the practice of law.
News & Publications
Visit our newsroom to see the latest press releases and blog posts. Our award-winning publications include the monthly newspaper, the BASF Bulletin, and the San Francisco Attorney magazine.
The Bar Association of San Francisco champions equal access to justice and promotes humanity, excellence, and diversity in the legal profession. We provide legal services to disadvantaged and underserved individuals in San Francisco. We create opportunities for legal service in the community and encourage participation by our members. We advance professional growth and education, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and respect in the practice of law. We cultivate diversity and equality in the legal profession, provide a collective voice for public advocacy, and pioneer constructive change in society.