Letter From The President Of The Bar Association Of San Francisco

2006-09-01 01:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel :

Sign up now for a fun evening on October 10 at the BASF Foundation's Third Annual Gala. Over 850 people attended last year's gala, and more than $700,000 was raised to support BASF's charitable programs.

Richard North Patterson will keynote the foundation's signature event. A former attorney at Bingham McCutchen LLP, he is the author of the international best seller Balance of Power , which confronted one of America's most emotional and divisive political and social issues - gun violence.

The evening also features presentation of the Champion of Justice Award by BASF and its Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP). The award goes to individuals who have shown exemplary leadership and commitment to either the advancement of justice or to the philanthropic support of the charitable efforts of BASF, including VLSP.The 2005 Champions of Justice are William M. Audet of Alexander, Hawes, & Audet, LLP; the Honorable Richard A. Kramer, San Francisco Superior Court; and the Honorable Fern M. Smith (Retired), United States District Court for the Northern District of California

I encourage you to support the BASF Foundation in helping to change lives by:

  • Leveraging the legal aid resources of our community
  • Supporting diversity in the legal profession
  • Providing educational support to our Bay Area youth
  • You can learn more about the good work being done by BASF and sign up to join our fun at BASF's October 10 gala by contacting BASF's Communications and Public Relations Director Ann Murphy at amurphy@sfbar.org.

    Best regards,

    Joan Haratani