Mission Statement

To involve, encourage and support Bar Association members, to serve as a liaison to the Marin County courts, and to educate the community and enhance access to legal services.

Calendar

Wed | Mar 01

12:30-1:30P

Diversity
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | Ethics

Wed | Mar 08

5:30P-7:30A

General

Wed | Mar 22

11:45A-1:30P

General

Thu | Mar 02

12-2P

Real Property
2.0 CLE | General
News
Event Recap
Feb 17, 2017

160 MCBA members and friends celebrated the incoming 2017 MCBA Officers and Board at the February 11 Annual Installation Gala at Peacock Gap Clubhouse. Guests pledged close to $10,000 to the MCBA Legal Scholarship Fund. Please enjoy event photos by photographer Trevor Henley.

President's Message
Feb 06, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

How's it going with your New Year's resolutions? Yeah, me too ... I do not ordinarily make New Year's resolutions, but I thought I would try something different this year. I have already shared with some of you my attempts to follow this succinct, yet multilayered motto: “Don't run in heels.” Shall we start with the obvious, before peeling back the layers?

In Memorium
Feb 06, 2017

Progressive lawyer Carl Shapiro, Marin’s "liberal lion in winter," died January 29 at age 100. Of exceptional note, he was an active member of both the California State Bar and Marin County Bar, having practiced for 67 years, and may have been its oldest active member of the Marin Bar. He was a true inspiration to the legal community in Marin County.

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Feb 02, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Highlights of this month's Marin Lawyer: Standing Rock; Medi-Cal Law; forgiveness part 2; the duty of lawyers in divisive times; and more. Plus, we have two member obituaries this month: liberal lion Carl Shapiro and Sean Barry.

Feb 01, 2017
By Larry Bragman and Ford Greene

On November 29, 2016, the two of us traveled to and spent four days camping at the Oceti Sakowin Water Protector’s Camp as guests (no different than anyone else) of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. ... While we initially intended to volunteer for the legal team defending the many demonstrators, our limited time soon led us to focus on the activities of the Council of Elders which managed the camp on behalf of the tribe.

Jan 31, 2017
By Patricia Tobin

Changes to California Medi-Cal law that became effective on January 1, 2017, give attorneys more options to protect survivors of Medi-Cal patients from “Estate Recovery.” Estate Recovery refers to California’s right to recover the payments it made to care for a Medi-Cal patient from property owned by the patient at death.


Membership

Members who make time to meet with their colleagues at MCBA events gain value from local connections and stay current with updates in the courts. Marin Superior Court Judges often comment that the most skilled lawyers are usually active MCBA members.

Sections

MCBA offers Sections in 12 legal practice areas. Each Section provides continuing legal education (CLE) and offers networking opportunities tailored to its members.

Community

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Directory

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