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Membership Overview at the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)

Experience the Power of BASF Membership

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Developing leaders, connecting the legal community, and serving San Francisco...that’s what we do!

As a member of BASF, you’ll have the opportunity to network with others in the legal profession, develop your leadership skills, serve your community, improve your skills with discounted CLE seminars, and enjoy many member-only benefits.


Fill out the online application to join The Bar Association of San Francisco today.

Career Advantages


Network with peers in law firms and corporations, potential clients, members of the bench, and leaders of the legal and business communities during our numerous events.

Leadership Opportunities

  • Barristers Club: Attorney members of BASF in their first ten years of practice, as well as law students, are automatically enrolled in the Barristers Club. Join any of the Barristers’ seventeen sections and nine committees.
  • Gain exclusive membership to BASF’s twenty-three sections and six committees. Take advantage of opportunities to chair a committee, or become a section executive committee member.


Service on Arbitratration and Mediation Panels

Become an Alternative Dispute Resolution volunteer – hone your skills and gain mediation and arbitration experience through a program that has helped thousands resolve issues outside the courtroom.

Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Join BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service and expand your practice with pre-screened referrals.

Serving the Community

Diversity and Pipeline Programs

Volunteer with BASF’s diversity pipeline programs to provide guidance, education, and advice to young attorneys, as well as elementary, high school, undergraduate, and law students.

Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP)

VLSP offers attorneys a wide range of volunteer opportunities to assist disadvantaged and low-income residents of San Francisco with their legal and related social service needs. Make a difference —receive training, gain experience, and fill unmet legal needs.

Members Only Benefits


As a BASF member, you will have access to the Small & Solo Firm and/or Barrister’s LISTSERV. Stay informed and connected with your peers through these exclusive discussion groups.

BASF Member Discounts & Offers

BASF membership is your gateway to new and revitalized special offers that work as hard as you do to advance your practice and your career:

  • Practice and business resources
  • Insurance and financial services
  • Health and fitness
  • Travel and retail
  • Free and discounted print and online publications
  • And more!

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For more information on BASF membership, please contact Director of Membership Leonard Lun at

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