Section Family Law


The Family Law Section provides attorneys Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and updates on procedure, support, tax considerations, community property, and the legal and psychological aspects of child custody. The Section maintains an ongoing liaison with the bench, legal aid and family law providers in the Marin County.

Section Chairs

John Brekhus
415 419 7810
jbrekhus@marinattorney.net

Abby Lucha
415 492 9230
alucha@faclc.org

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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Family Law
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | General
President's Message
Jun 05, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

A big thank you to Immediate Past President Larry Strick for arranging for Dr. Larry Brilliant to speak at our May General Membership meeting. I did not know Dr. Brilliant personally; I had only read the Wikipedia summary of his education, experiences, and accomplishments, and I was curious to see how he would inspire us to go outside our comfort zone and do good in the world.

May Meeting Recap
Jun 04, 2017
By Anna Pletcher

May’s Member Luncheon featured physician, epidemiologist, and TED sensation Dr. Larry Brilliant in conversation with MCBA Program Chair Barrett Schaefer. A talented storyteller and engaging speaker, Dr. Brilliant reflected on his extraordinary life journey across continents, from eradicating smallpox in India to leading Google’s philanthropic foundation.

JUDGE'S CORNER
Jun 03, 2017
By The Honorable Verna Adams

On Friday, May 12, 2017, all of the active female Marin County Superior Court Judges gathered with our matriarch, Judge Beverly Bloch Savitt (Ret.) for her birthday party. This occasion sparked my interest about the history of the Marin County Superior Court. 104 years elapsed between the election of our first Superior Court Judge in 1879 and 1983, when Bev Savitt and Lynn Taylor together shattered the glass ceiling.

May 25, 2017
By Barbara Monty

For the past three years, I have had the great privilege to serve as the one civil attorney on the board of directors of Alternate Defenders, Inc. (ADI) As I complete my term, I thought it important to share with others the good work of this valuable organization. ADI is a non-profit corporation that provides free representation to indigent criminal defendants for whom the Public Defender’s Office has a conflict of interest.

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.