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.

News
EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Aug 02, 2018
By Robert Rosborough

Immigration has been front-page news more times than I can count in the last several months, not to mention since the start of the 2016 election cycle. I would like to thank our guest editor this month, Anna Pletcher, for curating a topical immigration-themed issue. The vast majority of the immigration news coverage has been about illegal immigration. Melissa Harms has written an eye-opening article on the Trump administration’s changes to legal immigration.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Aug 01, 2018
By Thomas Brown

We have crossed the 50-yard line of 2018 and I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on what we’ve accomplished at the Marin County Bar Association and what we still hope to do this year. In my January message, I reminded you of MCBA’s 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.” One of the ways we advance those goals is through our monthly membership programs.

Jul 31, 2018
By Anna Pletcher

The Trump administration's immigration crackdown has highlighted the role of the criminal justice system in immigration enforcement. In California, local sheriffs and district attorneys have a significant role in deciding how that enforcement plays out.

Jul 31, 2018
By Melissa Harms

There has been no shortage of press coverage about the challenges facing immigrants as they seek refuge in the United States. Indeed, the separation of families, ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the travel ban are common stories in the mainstream media.

DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT
Jul 30, 2018
By Marin Lawyer

The Marin Lawyer sat down with Scott Buell, mediator and MCBA’s newest board member, who stepped in when Toussaint Bailey stepped down to run a wealth management firm. Scott shared with us an interesting look at his career and the role the Affordable Care Act played in making his current career feasible.

JULY MEMBER LUNCHEON
Jul 29, 2018
By Susan Feder

MCBA members who attended our July membership meeting and lunch heard an informative and interesting presentation on how the gig economy is changing the legal landscape. Exploding developments in technology and the popularity of online app-based companies have shifted the business paradigm in many areas. With these increased business opportunities come significant legal challenges, however.


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