Justice & Diversity Center Gala Raises Close to $400,000 for Legal and Diversity Programs

The 17th Annual JDC Gala was a very successful night, featuring inspiring speeches from JDC clients and thought-provoking discussions surrounding social justice issues. 

BASF’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service Celebrates 75 Years

Look back at the longstanding history of the Lawyer Referral & Information Service as we celebrate their 75th anniversary. 

BASF President Anderson Reflects on a Time of Growth During Uncertainty

Board President Marvin Anderson reflects on the recent achievements BASF has worked toward in spite of uncertainty. 

Voice of Change: Rachel Cargle & Yolanda Jackson Discuss Achieving Racial Equity

Cargle and Jackson discuss difficult thoughts about race in an effort to challenge systemic racism.

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Diversity Legal Pipeline Takes Students from Dreaming To Doing

Learn more about the DLP Program aimed to demystify the law school application process and increase the number of diverse students equipped to enter the field of law.
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2021 Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Recipients

JDC and BASF are proud to announce the 2021 recipients of its Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships, Erika Basurto, Alyosha Maggin, and Bailey Bryant.


Feng Honored at Judges Reception

Judge Samuel K. Feng is honored for his tremendous mentorship of newer attorneys at the 37th Annual Judges Reception.

Mental Health and Well-Being for Black and Asian Communities: Discussion Recap

Listen in on a discussion of sharing tips for those who are struggling to process their emotions, how to destigmatize seeking professional help for mental health, and when the right time for therapy is.

Barristers Club Book Club Review: Zakiya Delila Harris’ The Other Black Girl

Jacqueline M. Simonovich shares her perspective on Harris' The Other Black Girl in this months Barristers Diversity & Inclusion Committee Book Club review.


Members Tour Murals in the Mission, Join Next Walk Nov. 14

BASF members recently joined a professionally curated tour to learn more about how murals are made in the Mission.


Meet JDC’s New Development Director

A quick introduction to your new Development Director, Kate Applebaum.

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Legal Writing Tip: Don't mistake Hone In for Home In

Learn more about the common misuse of the word hone in the context of legal writing. 

Utilizing Referees & Special Masters to Avoid Delays in Covid Backlogged Courts

With COVID closures, a long backlog of civil trials, and budget cuts, courts are turning to Referees and Special Masters in 2021 to help parties resolve their discovery disputes.


10 Recommended Apps to Help You Run Your Firm

Mobile apps have changed almost every aspect of our lives. Learn which 10 apps aim to help attorneys run their law firms and increase their productivity.

Legal Ethics Opinion

BASF Legal Ethics Committee issued an opinion on a timely topic since so many people have been moving during the pandemic: Is a lawyer, who is licensed in one or more jurisdictions but practices law remotely from another jurisdiction where the lawyer resides and is not licensed, engaged in the unauthorized practice of law?

Renew Your Membership For 2022

The 2022 membership renewal campaign is now in full swing, renew today and don't miss a thing.

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