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 | Jan 25

11:45-1:30P

General
1.0 CLE | General

Wed | Feb 01

12:30-1:30P

Diversity
Brown Bag Lunch

Thu | Feb 02

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch
News
President's Message
Jan 10, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

I am honored to embark upon my service as the first Asian-American President in the 80-year history of the Marin County Bar Association. This milestone is less about me than it is about a dedication to improving diversity and inclusion that the profession must embrace to maintain excellence. We will celebrate that theme more next month at our Installation Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser at Peacock Gap Clubhouse on February 11.

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Jan 09, 2017
By Rob Rosborough

Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2017 Marin Lawyer issue. I am the new editor and I would like to thank our outgoing editor, Carline Joachim, for all of her work to keep the magazine interesting and relevant and for overseeing our transition to the new online format. I would like to hear from you about issues and events of interest to our members.

In Recognition
Jan 08, 2017
By Lawrence A. Strick

Hundreds of colleagues and friends gathered to honor retiring Judge Faye D’Opal on December 1, 2016 at Terrapin Crossroads. Judge D’Opal was elected to the Marin County Superior Court Bench in 2004. She served in virtually every department during her brilliant judicial career. Her retirement from the Bench was yet another milestone in a career committed to public service.

Jan 07, 2017
By By Rachel F. Ginis, Executive Director, Lilypad Homes

With the high cost of housing, “in-law apartments” can significantly expand housing availability and advance other social goods such as allowing seniors to age in place. Getting local approval for these units has often been difficult and last year, the state legislature took steps to eliminate several barriers to approval.

Jan 07, 2017
By Barbara Monty

When was the last time you thought about forgiveness in connection with a case you’ve handled? More and more lawyers and mediators are finding it relevant to their practices, as I certainly have. I am embarking on a year-long training to be a “forgiveness coach” with forgiveness pioneer Eileen Barker.. Throughout the coming year, I’d like to share with you occasional insights into forgiveness and how different facets of it might be useful to us as lawyers and mediators.

Call for Volunteers
Jan 07, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

The High School Mock Trial season is in full swing. In just a few short weeks, nine teams will vie for the County title, and the honor of representing Marin in the State Championships in March, with an eye toward the National Competition in May. This year, the charges are human trafficking and false imprisonment: did the restaurant owner force the immigrant worker into modern-day slavery or was the owner just trying to help the worker stay in the country legally?


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

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Community

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