About Committees


MCBA Committees

Committees work to develop legal educational programs, support bench-bar relationships, support the Marin County Law Library, provide pro bono services to nonprofit legal services organizations, and other projects of importance to the legal community.

Bench-Bar Committee

To consider and assist with matters relating to judges, the courts, and the administration of justice.
Eric Sternberger | Chair | Email

Board Culture (Ad Hoc) Committee

Plans and coordinates social programs for MCBA Board members to advance a cohesive leadership culture.

Bylaws Committee

To review periodically the Association’s Bylaws and recommend to the Board any revisions, additions or deletions which it may deem necessary or desirable, and likewise, consider any suggestions for amendment from the Board or any Member of the Association.
Nicole Cabalette | Chair | Email

Client Relations Committee

To resolve fee disputes, either by informal communication or formal arbitration, that occur between client and attorney that do not fall within the jurisdiction of the State Bar.
Scott Lueders | Chair | Email

Continuing Legal Education Committee

To facilitate the development and presentation of continuing legal education programs or materials that qualify for credit under the State Bar of California rules governing minimum continuing legal education requirements for State Bar Membership.
Thomas Brown | Chair | Email

Ethics Committee

To provide education, information, and resources to Members regarding the California Rules of Professional Conduct, ethical opinions, legal ethics authorities, and proposed rules, as they relate to ethical requirements applicable to California lawyers.
Terrell Mason | Chair | Email

Judicial Evaluation Committee

The JEC will evaluate judicial applicants to the Marin County Bench, to the first District Court of Appeal, and to the California Supreme Court, when requested to do so by the Governor.
Tom Brown | Chair | Email

Law Library Committee

To determine the needs and wishes of the Members of the Marin County Bar Association concerning the contents of the County Law Library and its administration
Nester Schnasse | Chair | Email

Legislation Committee

To draft any legislative resolutions which may be proposed to the Resolutions Committee of the Conference of State Bar delegates.
Ken Drexler | Chair | Email

Lifetime Achievement Award (Sub) Committee

Coordinates and recommends a nomination for Lifetime Achievement to MCBA Board. Committee coordinates Award Gala and secures sponsorships.
Larry Baskin | | Email

MCBA Legal Education Scholarship Fund Committee

To recommend scholarships to eligible applicants admitted to or attending an accredited law school geographically located in Northern California.
Joel Gumbiner | Chair | Email

Membership Committee

To encourage and grow Membership, including but not limited to newly admitted lawyers and prospective affiliate members in the county and; to research and recommend relevant new benefits for our Members.
Dotty LeMieux | Chair | Email

Pro Bono Committee

To facilitate the integration and coordination of existing legal aid agencies in Marin County with members of the private bar.
Lawrence A. Strick | Chair | Email

Program Committee

To create, schedule and implement general and special programs, including the annual installation dinner, with particular attention to the Association General Membership meetings.
Barrett Schaefer | Chair | Email

Public Outreach Committee

To create, develop, coordinate, schedule and implement informational programs, including but not limited to Law Day, for the general public, schools or community organizations relating to the legal profession and judicial system.
Patricia Medina | Chair | Email