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Reasons to Join

We invite you to become a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF). Our mission is to serve you and the San Francisco community. We are a family of more than 7,500 attorneys, legal professionals, and law students who are passionate about the law and are dedicated to making the law work for our community.


Networking and Business Development

BASF membership helps you build and strengthen your professional network.

Attend any of our many events, seminars, mixers, and happy-hours to get started. Reconnect with friends and colleagues and create new business relationships with people in the industry. Develop business through more formal programs, such as our San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS).

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Never Stop Learning and Growing

BASF delivers over 200 top-notch Continuing Legal Education and professional development programs each year.

As a member, you can also choose from several annual conferences, including the Solo & Small Firm Conference, the In-House Counsel Conference, or the Yosemite Labor and Employment Conference.

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Stay Informed

As a BASF member, you receive our in-house publications for free, including the monthly BASF Bulletin newspaper and our quarterly magazine, San Francisco Attorney. Stay on top of what’s happening in the Bay Area legal community.

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Get involved in the community and support BASF’s work in the areas of criminal justice reform, judicial independence, court funding, and more. We have a long history of promoting equal access to justice and diversity in the legal profession. Join one of our Equality Committees to get involved.

More than 40 years ago, BASF founded what has now grown into the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), serving more than 9,000 people each year. We invite all BASF members to support JDC’s programs.

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Join sections and committees to meet other professionals, share expertise, and improve the practice of law. BASF’s practice area sections help you make connections with other legal professionals, share expertise and improve the practice of law. Join a committee to help define policy while working with others on issues that affect us all.

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Member Benefits

Looking to save money? As a member, you have access to special offers from business partners on practice management, insurance and financial services, and more.

As a member, you also have access to our member lounge. BASF’s member lounge is a place for members to work or relax and meet others in the Financial District.

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Leader Circle – Johanna Calabria

The Bar Association of San Francisco is a one-stop shop for law firms in our community to become involved: community service, diversity initiatives at the forefront of the nation, excellent trial and practice resources, a social outlet filled with conscientious and interesting folks who also want to positively impact our community, and more.

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Leader Circle – Molly Lane

Our support for BASF has been repaid many times over by the benefits we receive in return. The leadership and networking opportunities by themselves make our participation worthwhile. But we also know that we are supporting our community and helping in a large way to improve the practice of our profession. We are proud to be a BASF leaders circle firm.

Molly Moriarty Lane, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius