Jul 05, 2017
Treason, Smartphones and Deportation
Jul 05, 2017
By Rob Rosborough
It is hard to believe that this is our seventh issue of the year already. Many thanks to our Guest Editor Dotty LeMieux for helping to round up some great articles for you. Anyone following the legal dramas swirling around the Oval Office will want to read Tim Nardell’s primer on the law (mostly constitutional) underlying some of that drama. And not only family lawyers but anyone co-parenting a child with a mobile phone should read Romy Taubman’s article on setting rules for smartphone use. All of you who might ever counsel an immigrant should check out Charles Dresow’s brief overview of a new California remedy for improperly advised immigrants to challenge criminal convictions even though they have finished serving their time.
Finally, if you missed Professor Little’s Supreme Court roundup, check out Dotty’s recap to learn about a few of the significant decisions and even a hint of what is to come next term.
I would like to encourage all of our member-readers to complete the Membership Survey you will receive via email later this month. Aside from the chance to win a free year of membership, your feedback will help MCBA evolve to serve you best.
And while I don’t have a survey for you, I also encourage all of our readers to let me know what you would like to see in the Marin Lawyer. I think we’ve covered many legal issues that have been much in the news this year but we would like to cover whatever is of interest to you. Any hot topic you’d like to see addressed? Any community news you think we’re missing? While I can’t say “my door is always open” since—surprise—my Editor position does not come with an office, my virtual door is always open to hear from you.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the MCBA/CalCPA mixer on July 12.
Rob Rosborough recently became Of Counsel to Monty White LLP. He is a mediator, teacher and attorney. His mediation practice focuses on disputes where an ongoing relationship is at stake, particularly elder/adult-family conflict such as disagreement over caring for an aging parent. And he maintains a general advisory and transactional law practice focusing on personal and small business issues, including end-of-life planning. Rob also teaches conflict resolution skills for use in everyday life to older adults at USF’s Fromm Institute and helps lawyers cope with the stresses of practice and life by teaching them meditation skills as a certified iRest® meditation teacher.