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April 2015

Gordon & Rees to Sponsor BASF & BALIF Event

Gordon & Rees LLP is pleased to co-sponsor an upcoming event titled, “Pathways to the Judiciary: A Conversation and Reception.” The event will take place on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”) located at 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. The panel is being presented by the Equality Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (“LGBT”) Issues of BASF and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).

The Gordon & Rees co-sponsored event will feature various judicial panelists leading an in-depth discussion on topics such as information on the vetting process for judicial candidates in California, advice for LGBT attorneys considering a career in the judiciary, and LGBT judicial officers will discuss their personal pathways to the bench.

“Gordon & Rees proudly supports BASF and BALIF and their sponsorship of this event to support diversity in all facets of the legal profession, including the bench. There is a real need that our judiciary reflect our composition as a community and this program helps in achieving this goal,” said partner Franz Hardy, Chair of the firm's national Diversity Committee. Gordon & Rees partner, Dominic Campodonico, who is a member of BASF’s Equality Committee on LGBT Issues, added, “The panel assembled by BASF and BALIF is exceptional as it includes judges from state and federal courts with diverse backgrounds and an impressive amount of experience on the bench. This will be an extraordinary learning opportunity for everyone who attends.”

BASF is designed to serve its members and the San Francisco community. It fulfills this commitment in many ways including through its Justice & Diversity Center which offers Pro Bono Legal Services, a Homeless Advocacy Project, and Diversity Educational Programs. BALIF is the nation’s oldest association of LGBT persons in the field of law. BALIF’s members and supporters include San Francisco Bay Area judges, lawyers, law students, and legal workers.

Gordon & Rees LLP is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 600 lawyers and 34 offices in 21 states. The American Lawyer ranked the firm at No. 131 on the Am Law 200 and at No. 26 on its Diversity Scorecard. Gordon & Rees has been recognized on the “BTI Client Service A-Team” survey for the past three years and has been honored as a 2014 "Go-To Law Firm" for Fortune 500 companies. In 2013, Gordon & Rees LLP was honored as a finalist for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for the West Region, which recognizes a firm's commitment to the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys.

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