More than 450 members of the legal community were in attendance at the December 14 membership luncheon and installation of 2018 President Malcolm Heinicke.
Heinicke, a partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson is the association’s 105th President. He has been involved with BASF for two decades, including as its Barristers Club President in 2005.
In his installation speech he touched on his focus for the year, “In my nearly two decades of involvement, I have never seen the association so strong, so focused and so capable. We have in some regards unprecedented need for our services, but we also have unprecedented capability to meet those needs. So, we are not going to introduce a new program or divert resources this year, we are going to double down on the critical efforts we are taking now. We will strengthen our voice. […] We will continue our focused call to action.[…] And, finally, I will focus on our continuing efforts to strengthen our legal community. […] We need to support and mentor each other. A legal community that bonds is not only more civil but we are empowered to come together to defend our system and the rule of law.”
In addition to the installation of the board of directors, eight members were honored for their dedication to the organization: Shuting Chen, Kelly Dermody, Alicia Gámez, Dennis Hanshew, Jim Leigh, Lindsey Mignano, Victoria Newman and Audrey Siegel.
All event photos are posted on The Bar Association of San Francisco page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sfbar.