Resources Public Programs


Lawyers in the Library

Lawyers in the Library offers free legal advice for litigants. Volunteer MCBA lawyers meet with litigants in 20 minute intervals in the areas of family law, probate, civil and small claims, and landlord tenant matters. The clinic is held the second and fourth Thursday of each month with the exception of holidays. The program takes place at the Marin County Law Library: 20 N San Pedro, San Rafael 94903 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm on a first come, first serve basis.

Lawyers in the Library is a collaboration of Marin County Bar Association and the Marin County Law Library.

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YMCA Youth Court

The YMCA Marin County Youth Court is an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system. It has been on the forefront of mitigating the school-to-prison pipeline by deploying restorative practices that keep kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system.

Based on the principals of restorative justice, Youth Court empowers teens to take an active role in addressing and supporting their peers when they have made a poor choice. Restorative practices focus on learning from mistakes rather than being punished, so youths may return to the community more reflective and wiser.

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Community Court

The Marin Community Court (MCC) helps people with few resources confront the justice system with confidence. It is an alternative sentencing collaborative program with Legal Aid of Marin, the Marin Superior Court. and St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County.

You may be eligible for the Community Court if you have current or outstanding lifestyle infractions (camping/sleeping in parks, jaywalking, open container, etc.) Misdemeanors, DUI or criminal matters are currently not eligible.

MCC meets 2:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County’s Free Dining Hall, 820 B Street, San Rafael.

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Mock Trial

The Mock Trial program help students acquire a working knowledge of the judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of society. The Marin County Office of Education administers the Mock Trial program in Marin with funding and volunteers from Marin County Bar Association. Many MCBA members serve as Judges, Coaches, and Scorers.

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Teens and the Law

The MCBA Public Outreach Committee organizes and delivers informative legal programs to high school students on such topical issues such as Turning 18; Alcohol and Other Drugs; and Cyberbullying.

For more information contact MCBA at info@marinbar.org or call 415 499 1314.