Pelosi Celebrates Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act & JDC Client Speaks About Support

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is joined by domestic violence survivors in celebration of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

BASF Weighs in on Need for Independent Investigations of Police Use-of-Force

 Read the latest updates from the Criminal Justice Task Force.

BASF Celebrates 150 Years of Legal Excellence

Read what's new as we continue the celebration of our 150th anniversary, including presidents through the years, snapshots of our service to the community, and read about the first legal aid society created west of the Mississippi.

Undocumented Woman Seeks JDC’s Help to Escape Abusive Husband

Read about how JDC helped a survivor of domestic violence escape harm and gain sole legal custody of her child.

Meet the Ninth Circuit’s New Chief Judge, Mary Murguia

BASF invited Judge Mary Murguia, the new 12th Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, to speak for the eighth annual Sandy Svetcov Memorial Lecture and Interview Series. 

Understanding Transgender Legal Issues Recap

Watch a virtual panel discussion aimed to help attorneys, judges, and staff understand how to better serve and advocate for their transgender clients.

McNamara Celebrates BASF’s Voice for Equal Justice and Opposition to Discrimination

Read excerpts from Mary McNamara's remarks at her Dec. 16, 2021, installation as the 2022 president of BASF and JDC.
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Legal Overtime: Full Court Counsel with Golden State Warriors

Prior to the Warriors vs. the Phoenix Suns game, BASF members were treated to a panel discussion with the Legal Team from the Golden State Warriors. Students from the STC program also saw their favorite Bay Area players up close.

BASF Welcomes Newest Leaders Circle Firms

Braunhagey & Borden LLP and Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP are among the newest Leaders Circle firms.

Apply for the Bay Area Minority Scholarship by May 27

Applications are now open! Read about the success stories of recipients, including Judge Amarra Lee.
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BASF In House Counsel Awards Gala is Back June 1

Join us on Wednesday, June 1 from  6:00 - 8:30 p.m. as we shine the spotlight on in-house attorneys working for companies in the Bay Area.

38th Annual Judges Reception July 14

Join the Barristers Club on July 14 as we honor Judge Ethan P. Schulman, Superior Court of San Francisco County with the 2022 Tara L. Riedley Barristers Choice Award.

Register for the 2022 Diversity Career Fair

Registration for our 2022 Diversity Career Fair is now open! This annual career fair has been bringing together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the Bay Area with highly qualified diverse second-year law students. 

Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Support of  Justice & Diversity Center

Read about the journey of discovering JDC volunteer opportunities for these attorneys. 

BASF Staff Acknowledged for Exceptional Service  

Every month BASF shines the spotlight back on all of our amazing staff who work tirelessly to actualize our mission.

BASF Statement on the Passing of Peter Keane

The legal community and the City of San Francisco lost a leader and dedicated public servant when Peter Keane passed away recently.

Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History As First African American Woman on the Supreme Court

Read the official BASF statement on Jackson's historical win.  

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