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

Tue | Jan 10

12-1:30P

Labor and Employment Law
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | General

Wed | Jan 18

12-1:30P

ADR
1.0 CLE | General
News
Dec 06, 2016
By Nicole Çabalette

As we wrap up 2016 and look forward to the New Year, what better way to share the holiday spirit than sharing your time, skills and good fortune with local nonprofits? The following are a handful of worthwhile Marin nonprofits that would greatly appreciate your help this season and in 2017.

President's Message
Dec 06, 2016
By Larry Strick

It has been my honor to serve as 2016 MCBA President. Thank you for your trust and support. The opportunity to observe our legal community from this vantage point has been an eye-opening. Marin's Bar holds a special place in the County. Our history is deep and our mission remains vital. Membership in MCBA is a privilege—working to enhance the community should be embraced.

Dec 05, 2016
By MCBA Staff

Marin County District Attorney Edward Berberian will not seek reelection in 2018 as announced officially in the Marin Independent Journal. Berberian served as MCBA President in 2008.

Obituary
Dec 05, 2016
By MCBA Staff

It was with sadness that we announce the passing of long-time MCBA member and former Marin County Supervisor, Gary T. Giacomini. Gary was well-known as a staunch defender of West Marin’s ranchlands against suburban sprawl and a champion the Buck Trust bequest. Please read the obituary in the Marin IJ.

Notice from the Court
Dec 05, 2016
By Hon. Paul Haakenson, Supervising Judge Civil Division, Hon. Geoffrey Howard, Hon. Roy Chernus, and Nancy Murphy, Legal Aid of Marin Pro Bono Manager

In 2012, Legal Aid of Marin (“LAM”) and the Marin Superior Court began the Unlawful Detainer Mandatory Settlement Conference. This collaborative effort has been extremely successful with many benefits for tenants, landlords and the Court. The vast majority of cases in which both sides appear are settled before trial. As we all know, the Bay Area is facing more housing issues, and Marin County is no exception. Our eviction settlement calendar has been growing longer each month, and is assisting in more cases than ever before.

Dec 01, 2016
By Scott D. Rogers and Caroline R. Djang ©2016

Throughout the not too distant financial crisis and continuing today, real estate project sponsors have sought, and continue to seek, to avoid personal liability on defaulted real estate loans by asserting what has become known as the “sham guaranty defense”.


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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