Section Criminal Law


The Criminal Law Section helps further the achievement of fair, speedy, and effective administration of criminal justice. Prosecutors, private defense counsel, judges, law professors, correctional and law enforcement personnel, law students, public defenders, and other criminal justice professionals are encouraged to join. The Criminal Law Section provides members with continuing legal education (CLE) programs and a network of support.

Section Chair

Charles Dresow
415 453 9433
cdresow@rflawllp.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 Sean B. Gibbons

As perhaps the most visible state involved in the growing trend toward the legalization of marijuana, California has often served as a crucible for challenges to the conventional application of drug laws in the context of employment.

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.

Directors Profile
May 06, 2017
By Toussaint Bailey

Meet new MCBA Director Eva Bennett, Marin County Deputy Public Defender. She does all felonies all day everyday – felony domestic violence cases, assault cases, sexual assault cases, stabbing cases, almost anything that walks in the door.

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.