Message from the BALIF Board
I hope this finds you smiling.
Visiting Hawaii this past weekend, the press coverage of the proposed Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 was widespread and diverse. When I see and hear other states struggling with LGBT equality issues I often wonder what I, as a San Francisco resident, can do to help.
I think I figured out one small way I can help. I can support my LGBT brothers and sisters right here in the Bay Area (and stop feeling helpless).
As attorneys and law students we are constantly asked for referrals. You all know you can search for BALIF members by name, but did you know you could search by practice area, Law Firm, or Organization?
The next time someone needs a real estate attorney or the next time someone is interviewing at a particular law firm, send them to our Member Directory
to see if any BALIF members can help. Or better yet, locate an attorney in the directory that would be a good referral and reach out to them yourself before sending the referral. Strengthening our community here will help strengthen our communities in other states.
Another way you can help is to join me for a casual drink at all of the following:
Click on the link and click on "Add to my calendar" and you're set.
BALIF Outreach Chair
2013 MBC Unity Awards Reception
Presented by MBC and UC Hastings
Legal Education Opportunity Program:
2013 Minority Bar Coalition
Unity Awards Reception
Thursday, November 14th
5:30-8:00 pm (Program - 6:30 pm)
Welcome remarks by...
Frank Wu, Chancellor & Dean of UC Hastings
Introduction and Awards by...
The Honorable Tara Desautels, MBC Judicial Liaison
Special Recognition of...
The Honorable Stuart Hing
UC Hastings College of the Law
~ Louis B. Mayer Lounge ~
198 McAllister Street, San Francisco
Light refreshments will be provided.
No RSVP necessary. Please direct questions to:
We will be honoring our own BALIF member and former Co-chair Chelsea HaleyNelson with an MBC Unity Award.
BALIF / NCLR November Happy Hour
Please join BALIF and the National Center for Lesbian Rights for a happy hour mixer at Pause Wine Bar!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
6pm - 8pm
Pause Wine Bar
1666 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
BALIF Holiday Party- Save the Date!
Please join us for BALIF's annual Holiday Party!Wednesday, December 18, 2013
5:30- 8:30 pm
1345 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103RSVP Here!
"Pitching In": A Client Pitch Workshop
When: November 16, 2013
Where: Palo Alto, CA
This is the first in a series of professional development workshops that SABA-NC plans to sponsor this year. The aim of these workshops will be to give younger attorneys hands-on training to develop key professional skills, with a focus on training that is difficult to get in law school or existing practical skills programs. The workshops will bring together experienced attorneys in the community to help younger lawyers work on specific skills. The first workshop will be focused on pitching a case to a potential client. Attorneys (or pairs of attorneys) interested in practicing a pitch for an IP case to potential clients should sign up. We will send out a package for interested participants with a "case" created by us and suggestions on the areas to cover in the pitch/presentation. Each person or pair of attorneys will prepare a pitch, and then pitch the case to a panel of two members - typically the panel will be made up of one in-house counsel and one senior partner at a law firm. No specific IP experience is needed to participate. The workshop will be able to accomodate at least 20 participants who want to practice pitching a client. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Sign up here!
Charles Houston Bar Association
Annual Gala Dinner and Dance
Saturday, December 7, 2013
City Center Marriott
Champagne & Art Reception at 6:00 PM
Dinner & Awards at 7:00 PM
Are you an expert in your field? Get your name in BALIF's new Expert Directory and get quoted!
BALIF members are experts in almost every legal specialization from antitrust to family law and we want to leverage our extensive media contacts list to raise the profiles of our experts. When a journalist needs an expert on securities law, prison law, employment law, or whatever your specialization is, she'll call you for that quote.
If you want to be included in the BALIF Expert Directory,
please send a short email with the following to PR@balif.org:
Name, title and place of business
Fields and/or sub-fields you are an expert in (E.g., Employment and ERISA)
No more than 500 words on what makes you an expert: specific work experience, length of experience, published articles or books, and speaking appearances related to your topic.
Please reply only if you can truly be considered an expert in your field; general guidelines are at least 7-10 years of practice and/or additional qualifications that separate you from other attorneys.
ALRP List of Free
Fall 2013 MCLE Trainings
Bar Association of San Francisco
301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111, Board Room
1.5 General CLE Credits
Navigating IRS Collection Procedures: From Assessment to Resolution
Thursday, November 14, 5:30-7:00pm
- Presented by Adria Price, Esq., Price & Associates LLP, and Aubrey Hone, Esq., Hone Maxwell LLP
Making the Most of Mediation in Family Law
Tuesday, November 19, 5:30-7:00pm
- Presented by Joann Babiak, Esq., Babiak Law Offices
Negotiation on Behalf of Tenants in SF
Wednesday, December 4, 5:30-7:30pm
- Presented by Deepa Varma, Esq., Eviction Defense Collaborative
Email: email@example.com or
Call: 415-701-1200 ext. 303
BABPA First Annual Holiday Party
Please join the Bay Area Black Prosecutors Association (BABPA) in celebrating their First Annual Holiday Party. BABPA is dedicated to the advancement of African American prosecutors, government attorneys and law enforcement personnel through advanced educational training and multi-disciplined networking.
BABPA is the Bay Area chapter of the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA).
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm
The Fairmont, San Francisco
Fundraiser for the DDA Patricia E. Ector Scholarship
$50 Entry includes hors d'oeurves- No Host Bar
BASF's Mind the Gap Program:
This new exciting initiative called "Mind the Gap" (MTG) is to provide recent law school graduates and young attorneys who are unemployed or underemployed with training, work experience, mentorship connections and debt reduction information. BASF is looking for attorneys to serve as mentors to MTG participants. A mentorship Listserv consisting of MTG participants and interested mentors will be created where mentees can post questions and mentors can respond with answers and general advice.
If you are interested in becoming an MTG mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit www.sfbar.org/mind-the-gap.
Join the BALIF Listserv!
Have a job or need one? Civil procedure question? Need a
referral? Have something important to ask ... or news to tell? Want to get to our members quickly? Join our Listserv!
BALIF members should have received our invitation to join our newly-created Listserv. You must proactively respond to the request in order to be added to our Listserv. If you didn't get a request, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Want Your BALIFBuzz
We all love that section in our alumni newsletters that talks about who's doing what.
Well, we're introducing the BALIFBuzz to show-off all the great things that our members are doing. BALIFBuzz will be appearing in the weekly BALIF newsletter.
Baby on the way?
Recently married or engaged?
Award, recognition, certification, or degree?
Or anything else you're excited about...
Keep it to one or two lines. Please send to email@example.com.
Can't wait to hear your great news!
BALIF Membership Chair
Job Postings Now on BALIF Website
All job postings can be found here!
BALIF membership must be current to view the job postings. Simply log into the BALIF website with your membership ID and password, and select the JOBS from the menu on the left.
|November 14- 2013 MBC Unity Awards|
|November 16- "Pitching In": A Client Pitch Workshop |
A.L. Nella & Company, CPAs
Bingham McCutcheon LLP
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
O'Melveny & Meyers LLP
Perkins Cole LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Santa Clara University School of Law
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
AT&T Legal Department
Clarence, Dyer & Cohen LLP / Swanson & McNamara LLP
Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP
Jackson Lewis LLP
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Mount, Spelman & Fingerman
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Neilson & MacRitchie Investigators
Office of the California Attorney General
Jennifer & Meredith Orthwein
Reed Smith LLP
Robert Half Legal
Roeca Hass Hager LLP
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
San Francisco District Attorney's Office
Schiff Hardin LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Stein & Lubin LLP
University of San Francsico School of Law
Wald & Thorndal P.C.
Peter C. Catalanotti, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
Michael Colantuono, Colantuono & Levin, P.C.
Todd Norris, Bullivant Houser Bailey
Debra R. Schoenberg, Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.
Cheryl Sena, Sena Family Law
Jonathan Shapiro, Wilmer Hale
Hon. James L. Warren (Ret.), JAMS