The Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) will host its annual open house this Tuesday, April 28, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the BASF on Battery Street.
The open house will provide new attorneys with an opportunity to network with Barristers Club members, meet the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Club’s various committees, and learn about upcoming Barristers Club events and ways to get involved.
The Barristers Club of the BASF was founded in 1927 for the purpose of promoting fellowship among young lawyers. Club membership is currently open to attorneys who are members of the BASF and within their first ten years of practice, in addition to law students. Through a series of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) offerings and networking and social events, the Barristers Club provides its members with opportunities for professional growth, leadership, and community service.
Gibbs Law Group lawyer serves the San Francisco legal community on Barristers Club Board of Directors
Gibbs Law Group attorney Phyra McCandless sits on the 2015 Board of Directors for Barristers Club. In her role as director, Ms. McCandless works with fellow board members to define and curate the Club’s mission through the development of Club policy and direct support to Club membership in fulfilling the mission.
Ms. McCandless also serves on the 2015 Board of Directors for the Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) of the BASF, a non-profit organization developed from the merging of two prior BASF entities with more than 30 years of service to San Franciscans. The JDC provides pro-bono legal and related social services to low-income and homeless San Francisco residents, as well as to the organizations supporting these communities. In addition, the JDC leverages educational programming and community initiatives to increase diversity in the legal profession by creating equal opportunities for women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBT legal community.
Visit the BASF website for more information about the Barristers open house and to register to attend.
About Phyra McCandless
Phyra McCandless is an attorney with Gibbs Law Group LLP representing whistleblowers in qui tam False Claims Act cases, as well as injured plaintiffs in pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort litigation. Ms. McCandless’ background in public health has aided her advocacy of hundreds of plaintiffs in litigation concerning consumer fraud, tobacco, asbestos, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.
In addition to her service to the BASF, Ms. McCandless holds a leadership role with the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (ABA-TIPS), for whom she recently coordinated a panel at the annual Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Meeting.