On Thursday, November 2, 2017, the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco held its annual gala at Sens Restaurant in Embarcadero 4. The event was well-attended, and was a celebration of two years of existence.
President of the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco, Ben Feuer of the California Appellate Law Group LLP addressed the large crowd, reviewing some of the association’s highlights from the year. Mr. Feuer noted that the association’s “Go Fund Me” charitable campaign to raise funds for the Southern Poverty Law Center, in the wake of the tragic Charlottesville violence was wildly successful. Almost $158,000 was raised in what was jokingly titled “Adopt a Nazi” campaign.
Mr. Fuer also highlighted the successful movie night with Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Emeritus and noted film buff, Alex Kozinski, as well as the Jewish Heritage night at the SF Giants.
Mr. Feuer also introduced, Jeff Bleich, long-time friend of former U.S. President Barak Obama. Mr. Bleich is currently a partner at the global law firm, Dentons, and formerly served as Ambassador to Australia, was a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, and served as a clerk to the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, William H. Rehnquist in the early 1990s. Mr. Bleich is currently running for election for Lieutenant Governor of California, and noted that democracy needs a “reboot.”
Many of the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco’s events are free for members. Funding for these events comes from sponsors. A sampling of the sponsors includes: Hanso Bridgett (law firm), Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP (law firm), Litivate (litigation support firm), and Carr Workplaces. See a complete list of sponsors here. http://www.jbasf.org/sponsors.html.
For 2017, it is free to join the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco at the following web site address: http://www.jbasf.org/membership.html.
Sponsored by: tedbroomfieldlaw.com.