We continue to serve your needs while doing our part to protect public health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
As we continue to adjust to the rapidly changing situation caused by the spread of COVID-19, the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) are following the directives of local health officials while simultaneously working to ensure continuity of service.
Remote Work Environment: Our staff continues to serve your needs while working from home. Our offices are closed through April 7 (or further notice) to limit employee, member, and visitor exposure to COVID-19. You can continue to reach us by email or by phone. Visit our website for contact information, or call our main number at (415) 782-1600.
Events and Seminars: While our offices are closed, all events and Continuing Legal Education seminars are rescheduled or moved online. The CLE & Events page of our website contains up-to-date information on BASF and JDC programs.
SF-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service: We continue to serve the public by taking calls and providing information to people who are facing legal problems. Call (415) 989-1616 or complete an online request form and our trained, caring staff will find a knowledgeable attorney to assist you with a telephone consultation.
Justice & Diversity Center: Our staff and volunteer attorneys continue to represent clients during this time. As legal services are considered essential services under the Public Health Order, our attorneys continue to represent people facing eviction and homelessness, advocate for immigrants in detention, and protect domestic violence survivors. Legal clinics and consultations, where possible, are conducted by phone.
Publications: We continue to publish and distribute our printed monthly newspaper, the BASF Bulletin, and San Francisco Attorney magazine. Additionally, to better serve the needs of our members and advertising partners during this time, we are prepared to distribute our publications electronically. As many offices are closed, we are committed to distributing news and updates to our members in the most timely, direct, and safe manner.
As all of us are adjusting to life and work defined by social distancing, your safety and wellbeing is our concern and we are here to help. We want to hear from you and learn about your needs in this rapidly evolving environment:
- How are you coping with the demands of working remotely during the shelter-in-place order?
- What kind of hardships is this situation placing on your legal practice?
- How can we support your physical and mental health needs?
- Are you encountering technological or other obstacles as a legal professional?
- Would you like to share advice with legal professionals who work from home at this time?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can collect your feedback and work on sharing resources that help support you during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your membership and support – together, we will get through this, stronger.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we respond to the sweeping changes designed to keep us all safe. The situation remains very dynamic and we will continue to provide updates as we learn more. Visit our website at www.sfbar.org and follow us on social media.