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The Bar Association of San Francisco Honors Kelly Dermody for Good Ally Conference

The Bar Association of San Francisco Honors Kelly Dermody for Good Ally Conference

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) will be honoring Lieff Cabraser partner and former BASF President Kelly M. Dermody for her efforts and dedication in coordinating the January 2017 “How To Be A Good Ally” Conference held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

With the help of BASF and the Justice & Diversity Center, this strategic engagement conference brought together more than 1,300 legal professionals, community leaders, and nonprofits as a response to changes with the new administration. The symposium united scores of California and national non-profit organizations with the legal community in an effort to assist communities in need, including in the areas of hate crimes and Anti-Semitism, government targeting of Muslims, attacks on immigrants and the undocumented, domestic violence and sexual assault, healthcare for people with disabilities and medical vulnerabilities, backlash against the LGBT community, criminalization of communities of color, reproductive rights, worker justice, and saving the environment.

Alongside Ms. Dermody, eight other BASF members will be presented with awards at the Bar’s Annual Membership Luncheon and Installation of Officers on December 14, 2017. Congratulations to all!

About the Bar Association of San Francisco

The Bar Association of San Francisco champions equal access to justice and promotes humanity, excellence, and diversity in the legal profession. Since 1872 BASF has been providing San Francisco legal professionals with networking and pro bono opportunities in order to better serve the community. Learn more at

About Kelly Dermody

The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly M. Dermody specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in employment and consumer cases, including gender discrimination cases against Google and Goldman Sachs. Her additional case work includes wage suppression claims against technology, healthcare, and academic institutions; overtime and lost pay lawsuits for low-wage workers, I/T professionals, and foreign nationals working for American corporations; and ERISA claims that she has tried on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.