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Probate and Estate Planning
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Tue | Oct 20

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Family Law
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1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Nov 05

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Probate and Estate Planning
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Thu | Dec 03

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Probate and Estate Planning
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News
Editor's Introduction
Sep 04, 2020
By Robert Rosborough

We chose our criminal justice theme for this issue back in December. Little did we know just how prominently many of the issues addressed in this month’s articles would figure in today’s headlines, not to mention the political landscape.

President's Message
Sep 03, 2020
By Susan Feder

Last month, our nation celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The 19th Amendment boldly proclaims that, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” The road to this amendment was long and difficult. The organized movement began in 1848 at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. While the faces of the many courageous women who fought for its passage were diverse, the new law did not benefit all women. Black women and other women of color had to wait another 45 years until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be able to exercise their right to vote.

Quarterly Issue
Sep 02, 2020
By MCBA

The Marin Lawyer September 2020

Nonprofit Profile
Sep 01, 2020
By Cali Crum, Legal Intern IANGEL

Survivors of human trafficking often have criminal records as a result of being trafficked. Although their crimes may have been committed under duress from their traffickers, these survivors are burdened with convictions for crimes like drug possession and prostitution. IANGEL helps train a global pro bono network to help survivors clear their criminal records.

Sep 01, 2020
By Lori Frugoli | Marin County District Attorney

Restorative justice is an often misunderstood term. Fundamentally, it is a philosophy and a movement based on a set of principles that aim to mend broken relationships. When applied to implementing justice, these principles call for bringing together all the parties impacted by harm, including the person who caused the harm. Restorative justice works to repair the harm, restore relationships and address the needs of the parties and their community, allowing the person who caused the harm to be reintegrated back into their community as a whole and healed individual.

Sep 01, 2020
By Assemblymember Rob Bonta

An objective evaluation of our criminal legal system reveals fundamental injustices. One of them is money bail. Money bail inherently criminalizes poverty and is one of the many failed policies that need to be fixed. The jail door should not swing open and closed based on how much money you have. In California, I co-authored and helped pass the Money Bail Reform Act (SB 10), a landmark bill to end money bail in our state.


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