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.

News
Legal Aid for North Bay Fire Victims
Oct 19, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong

Legal advice hotline based in downtown SF will offer brief legal advice on issues ranging from landlord-tenant, insurance issues, and FEMA benefits to employment and immigration. Link to sign up

President's Message
Oct 02, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

This month, we have a plethora of announcements and acknowledgments, in addition to my philosophical musings.

Editor's Introduction
Oct 02, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Fall is in full swing, the days are getting shorter and it’s hard to believe that MCBA’s annual MCLE fair is only a month away.

September Event Recap
Oct 01, 2017
By Craig Cox

With voter-approved recreational marijuana use rolling into California and other states, the legal landscape has become as hazy as the inside of a 1980s casino. Attorneys Habib Bentaleb and Lauren Vazquez provided a bird’s-eye view of the current status . . .

JUDGE'S CORNER
Sep 30, 2017
By The Hon. Mark A. Talamantes

As a general rule of civility, it’s important to be polite and to say “hello” properly, even in court. . . . Your appearance is very important. First impressions matter . . . and you can never say “please” or “thank you” too much.

Sep 27, 2017
By James Sell

In Iqbal v Ziadeh (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 1, plaintiff was hired by a used car lot, Yosemite Auto, to determine why a car recently towed to the lot wouldn’t start. Unbeknownst to plaintiff, the tow truck operator had disconnected the transmission shift linkage and then failed to reconnect it after towing the car.


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

MCBA offers Sections in 12 legal practice areas. Each Section provides continuing legal education (CLE) and offers networking opportunities tailored to its members.

Community

MCBA provides resource listings for community services including low cost legal services, attorney referral services, partnerships with community legal organizations, and mediation services.

Directory

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