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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.

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President's Message
Sep 08, 2022
By Robert Rosborough

I have been thinking about constitutions more than usual lately and Chile’s referendum on a new one got me thinking about the nature of constitutions. They serve an array of functions, from creating (or more commonly, enshrining) a form of government, to establishing the rights and obligations of citizens and government. In doing so, they must contain, or at least inspire, some ongoing mechanism in which citizens are willing to place their faith for defining those rights and obligations in light of the inevitable change that will come.

Editor's Introduction
Sep 07, 2022
By Ann Munene

To say the least, we are living in interesting and even more accurately, historic times. The law is at the root, or at least the center, of many current events where its impacts continue to unfold day-by-day. You would have to live in a hole not to know the holding in the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson World Health Organization decision. The full implications of this ruling remain to be seen but its impacts have already been dramatic.

Sep 05, 2022
By Shelley Kramer and Wanden Treanor

Their signs say, “Choose Motherhood.” But what if you don’t choose motherhood? Or fatherhood? Planned parenthood is a great concept, every child healthy and wanted. But what if the plan fails, or people fail to plan? Is the penalty really a life sentence?

Judge’s Corner
Sep 05, 2022
By The Honorable Sheila Shah Lichtblau

Disagreements over where parents should exchange their child. Quibbles over how many minutes a parent can speak to their child while in the other parent’s custody. Arguments over where the children should go to school, how they should do their homework, and their after-school activities. Parenting is hard enough. When parents become involved in protracted and high-conflict custody disputes, these disagreements intensify parenting challenges and place significant stress on the children.

Sep 05, 2022
By Tom McInerney

January 6, 2021, has been described as the worst attack on the U.S. Capitol since the War of 1812. The attack on the Electoral College proceedings by a riled-up group of thousands of supporters of Donald Trump was a dark day for our democracy. It also put in legal jeopardy a long list of those present at the Capitol that day, as well as those who instigated the mob action, including Donald Trump and many of his political advisors.

EVENT RECAP
Sep 04, 2022
By Matt White

It’s all about Dobbs. So reported Professor Rory Little at the MCBA general membership meeting on July 7. Before introducing Professor Little, President Rosborough welcomed over 70 members to our first in-person regular membership meeting since the pandemic began, prompting an enthusiastic round of applause. As he has done for years, Professor Little then took to the podium, wrapping this year’s SCOTUS term with his insightful and humorous observations, commentary, and predictions.


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