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Free members-only webinar: Healthcare reform 2014 – is your firm playing rating roulette?
Avoid the gamble at renewal - act now to mitigate costly plan increases. Join BASF member benefits partner ProInsurance for a 5/5 noon webinar. No MCLE; register online with ProInsurance. Members log in for access.


 

Yolanda Jackson to Serve as Interim Executive Director

Read the press release.

 

International Right of Way Association Conference is April 24

The IRWA presents its 2nd Annual Spring Conference, “Eminent Domain: A Changing Landscape” will be held on Thursday, April 24 in San Jose.

Learn more.

 

Free webinar for members: From Big Data to Small Law Firms

Tap big data principles to drive firm profitability. Join BASF member benefits partner Clio for a April 9 webinar at noon . No MCLE; register online with Clio.

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Barristers Club Annual Open House is April 23

The Barristers Club of San Francisco is an organization of new lawyers committed to professional growth, community service and advocacy. The Open House is a unique opportunity for networking with other Barrister members. 

• Learn about Barristers Club member benefits. 
• Meet the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the 27 Barristers committees and sections. 
• Find out how to get involved at upcoming Barrister and BASF events. 
• Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP today.


 

Reviewing your firm's workers compensation coverage? Take advantage of BASF member discounts

Ahern Insurance Brokerage provides BASF members with workers' compensation insurance programs through The Hartford Insurance Company, an admitted carrier rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The program features a 10% BASF member discount plus a 5% credit if the firm also purchases a general liability policy (minimum premiums apply). More info/apply: www.sfbar.org/ahernwc.


 

Save the Date: Spring Cocktail Party is May 7

The Barristers Club and BASF's Senior Lawyer Section invite you to Palio D'Asti on May 7 for a Spring Cocktail Party. RSVP for this free event.


 

NEW: LawPay credit card processing

BASF welcomes member benefits partner LawPay. Members new to LawPay can get acquainted with an exclusive offer waiving terminal start-up fee and program fee for six months on all account options. Attorneys nationwide rely on LawPay to handle unique requirements of attorney-client transactions. To learn more, visit www.sfbar.org/lawpay.


 

Barristers Club Names Mark Conrad, U.S. Attorney's Office, as 2014 President

Read the press release to find out the entire slate of 2014 officers and directors.


 

NEW: BASF members - 10% lifetime discount on Clio web-based practice management

Manage your solo/small or mid-size firm more productively with Clio, the leading platform for web-based practice management, time and billing, and client collaboration. Access client data securely anywhere – from PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet. In addition to the discount, BASF members receive a free 30-day trial, free data migration, and unlimited live customer support and training. To learn more, visit www.sfbar.org/clio.


 

BASF member discounts on employment practices liability insurance: “A+” rated carrier

BASF members receive premium discounts on employment practices liability insurance through AHERN Insurance Brokerage and Carolina Casualty, a California-admitted carrier. Rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best, Carolina Casualty offers law firms an innovative program encompassing a broad range of employment-related exposures. More information or to apply.


 

BASF Nominates Officer and Directors for 2014

President-Elect Stephanie Skaff, Farella Braun + Martel LLP, will succeed to the office of the president in 2014; Timothy Moppin, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP, will serve as president-elect; and Michael Tubach, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, will serve as treasurer. The nominee for secretary is Merri A. Baldwin, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC. Read the press release for more details.


 

Receive free access to Smart Forms from LexisNexis®
Recent updates now available
    
Gain access to over 1,000 Smart Forms, including California Judicial Council Smart Forms and California County Forms. Assemble the latest forms quickly and easily with a fillable, tab-through format; documents can be saved as PDFs. Recent updates feature new disability access litigation and small claims forms. Log in for access.


 

Statement from BASF President Regarding Recent Court Funding News

On behalf of our membership, and the people of San Francisco and businesses we serve, we will continue to advocate for the funding necessary to ensure that access to justice is available to everyone, especially those who need it the most.

Read the statement.


 

Now available - individual/employer group health insurance and more

BASF welcomes new member benefits partner ProInsurance, offering free consulting/education on healthcare reform topics to members and their firms. ProInsurance provides individual and employer group health, life, disability, and other related coverages and employee benefit services. Since 1973, the Bay Area-based brokerage has helped hundreds of local businesses and thousands of individuals navigate the California insurance market. More: www.sfbar.org/proinsurance.


 

Receive free access to Smart Forms from LexisNexis®
Recent updates now available

Gain access to over 1,000 Smart Forms, including California Judicial Council Smart Forms and California County Forms. Assemble the latest forms quickly and easily with a fillable, tab-through format; documents can be saved as PDFs. Recent updates feature the addition of juvenile forms regarding the ability to pay for legal services and new miscellaneous forms for vexatious litigants. Log in to browse available Smart Forms.


 

Reviewing your firm's workers compensation coverage? Take advantage of BASF member discounts

Ahern Insurance Brokerage provides BASF members with workers' compensation insurance programs through The Hartford Insurance Company, an admitted carrier rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The program features a 10% BASF member discount plus an additional 5% credit if the firm also purchases a general liability policy (minimum premiums apply). For more information or to apply, visit www.sfbar.org/ahernwc.


 

NEW: exclusive 20% member discount on Langtech IT services

Langtech IT systems consulting helps firms manage critical client information with affordable, flexible, best-of-breed technology solutions, including cloud and mobile; managed services/fixed-price IT support; help desk; and web, mobile, and CRM development. Learn more.


 

$100 new account bonus from Provident Credit Union

BASF members: receive $100 when you join Provident Credit Union and open a qualifying personal or business checking account – plus, $10 Provident membership fee waived! Features personal checking with no minimum balance or monthly fees, and business checking with no annual/monthly fees.

Apply now or learn more.


 

Use BASF’s Solo and Small Firm Listerv to Get Answers and Connect With Your Peers

BASF Members: You are invited to use our Solo/Small Firm Listerv to get answers and connect w/ your peers. If you are a solo practitioner or small firm attorney looking for answers to your questions, get connected and join BASF’s solo and small firm listerv. This active and vibrant members-only listerv is a great resource where you can ask your peers about topics ranging anywhere from substantive law issues to what the best printer is to use for your office. To join the Solo/Small Firm Listerv, email llun@sfbar.org. Details: http://lnkd.in/p6BukG


 

Publish and Prosper: Get Published in San Francisco Attorney magazine or the BASF Bulletin newspaper

Writing an article for San Francisco Attorney magazine and the BASF Bulletin newspaper is not only a great way to help your colleagues better understand issues and topics of mutual concern, publication also positions you as an authority on your subject. Both publications are always seeking articles authored by members of BASF on relevant legal trends, practice management issues, and solo and small firm experiences, to name a few.

CLE Credit: Authors may also receive State Bar of California MCLE self-study credit for the preparation of written materials accepted for publication. For MCLE guidelines for “Writing Published Legal Materials,” visit http://mcle.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/FAQ.aspx.


Barristers Pro Bono & Community Service Committee

The Barristers Pro Bono & Community Service Committee's is pleased to announce the completion of their annual publication, the 2014 Pro Bono Resource Guide. We hope this serves as an excellent resource to anyone seeking pro bono volunteer opportunities in the Bay Area. A special thank you goes out to the volunteers that helped make this publication possible.

Download the guide.

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