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.

Calendar

Thu | Jun 20

12-1P

Construction Law
1.0 CLE | General

Wed | Jun 26

11:30A-1:30P

General
1.0 CLE | General

Wed | Jul 17

11:30-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | General
News
EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Jun 05, 2019
By Robert Rosborough

The Marin Lawyer has published many articles on civil rights, often without any explicit civil rights label, addressing issues from bail reform to sexual harassment. This month, we bring you an issue with an explicit civil rights theme. I would like to thank Guest Editor Ahtossa Fullerton for putting together a great selection of articles addressing a variety of civil rights issues.

President's Message
Jun 05, 2019
By Charles Dresow

The American lawyer has had a role in creating, expanding, and protecting civil rights from before the founding of our country to the present day. Part of that role is working to ensure that our disagreements are handled inside courtrooms and not in the streets. Our revolutions come through protest, legislation, litigation and election rather than brute force and bloodshed. Not all of us can have careers where we are on the civil rights front lines but we can take inspiration from those who are or were.

Jun 05, 2019

The Probate Examiner for the Marin Superior Court, Dean Ross, will be retiring as of June 28. The court is actively pursuing a replacement but it will be a few months before that position is filled and the new employee is current with the position. This will likely impact the probate department and there will likely be many continuance requests made by the court during the months of July/August.

Jun 03, 2019
By David Nahmias

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans employment discrimination “because of sex.” Courts’ interpretation of this language has evolved to prohibit discrimination in hiring and promotion, sexual harassment, employment decisions motivated by sex stereotypes, and same-sex harassment.

Jun 03, 2019
By Chris Goodman

AARP cards come in the mail around age 50, which is earlier than most of us want to see that we are officially “old enough” to be members of the American Association of Retired People. Yet we accept the benefits, like discounts, special shopping days and hours, cheaper home and auto insurance rates.

Jun 03, 2019
By Jill McInerney

Governor Newsom's proposed budget brings funding for the state’s juvenile dependency courts to within striking distance of full funding after years of underfunding.


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