Section Diversity


The Diversity Section promotes the values of diversity and inclusion throughout the Marin County legal community. It also promotes the interests of residents of color and other underrepresented groups in the county. The section provides Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on the elimination of bias in the legal system.

Section Chair

Jeanne Grove
415 673 5600
jgrove@g3mh.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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Editor's Introduction
May 09, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Ever had a client question a bill? We wondered what our members could learn from all of the fee arbitrations MCBA conducts. Next, what will the impact of legal recreational marijuana be on the workplace? We also spotlight #cut50, a non-profit founded by the mayor of Mill Valley to reduce the incarceration rate across the United States.

President's Message
May 08, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

We last left off this President's Message saga with a laundry list of events. There was so much going on that I couldn't even fit it into that double-length article last month. Fortunately for me, our move to an electronic format allows for this kind of flexibility.

May 07, 2017
By Toussaint Bailey

My discussion with Scott Lueders, Chair of the Marin County Bar Association’s Client Relations Committee, began as an interview about the mechanics of the MCBA’s Fee Arbitration Program, but quickly turned into an enlightening conversation about the shockingly high number of lawyers who manage to anger their clients and jeopardize fee collections with poor billing practices.

NONPROFIT PROFILE
May 05, 2017
By Toussaint Bailey

#cut50 is a national, bipartisan initiative aimed at confronting one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time: mass incarceration. #cut50 aims to reduce our nation's prison and jail populations by 50 percent while making our communities safer, keeping families together, and building a stronger economy.

Apr 28, 2017
By Richard Halsted, Marin Independent Journal

Seventy (70) MCBA and community members attended a panel discussion on sex and labor trafficking in Marin County. Marin District Attorney Ed Berberian said, "We’re not immune from it in Marin; it’s here – since 2014, we've had 17 individuals who have been charged with human trafficking violations.” Read more from coverage by the Marin IJ.

EVENT RECAP
Mar 31, 2017
By J. Timothy Nardell

Legal Aid of Marin and the Marin County Bar Association hosted the 2017 Pro Bono Appreciation Awards lunch on Wednesday, March 22 at Rickey’s in Ignacio. The lunch was an opportunity for LAM, local dignitaries, judges, and members of the Bar to mix it up and celebrate the generosity and hard work of this year’s recipients of the Wiley W. Manual Award.