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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There are no upcoming Criminal Law events

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.

Mar 30, 2017
By Nestor Schnasse

As a former pro road racer, cycling-related injury cases are of intense interest to me. Road racing events can be risky business. ... The purpose of this article is to discuss a relatively new hammer in plaintiffs’ toolbox, California’s Three Feet for Safety Act.

Mar 30, 2017
By Sharon Arkin

As budget shortfalls have continued to affect trial courts since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, one way judges have tried to make up for increasing caseloads is by “farming out” discovery disputes to referees. But referees don’t come cheap ...

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Mar 30, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong

The Marin County Bar Association is honored to announce that Judge Michael B. Dufficy (ret.) has been selected for its Lifetime Achievement Award. A gala to honor Judge Dufficy’s commitment and service to Marin County and its Bar, which has spanned over 52 years, will be held on September 23.

Mar 29, 2017
By Lawrence A. Strick

In just the four months since its inception, the Lawyers in the Library program (“LIL”) has served 119 members of the Marin community. MCBA Board Member Tim Nardell shares his experience volunteering.