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.


Wed | Jun 14



Thu | Jun 15


Alternative Dispute Resolution
1.0 CLE | Ethics

Tue | Jun 20


Labor and Employment Law
1.0 CLE | General

Tue | Jun 20


Family Law
1.0 CLE | General
Jun 01, 2023
By Tanis Kelly and John Dudek, Sage Settlements

How to Minimize Taxes and Create Lasting Financial Security Long-term financial planning requires a balance between present needs and future goals. As trusted advisors, it is essential to understand the tax-advantaged tools that enable our clients to make informed decisions. Plaintiffs receiving a settlement, individuals involved in the sale of real estate or a business, and attorneys receiving contingency fees can all benefit from structuring their funds.

Jun 01, 2023
By Nancy Hoffman PsyD.

Americans are living and working longer than they ever have. According to the California Bar Association in 2020 there were 253,968 attorneys in the state. Of those attorneys, 189,971 are active with an average age of 50. They also note that 16% are over the age of 65. The likelihood of developing dementia doubles every five years after age 65. By 85, the risk is nearly 50%. These statistics suggest that it is more likely than not that you or one of your colleagues will develop cognitive impairment that will adversely affect the ability to function in multiple areas of life, including work.

Jun 01, 2023
By Carolyn Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney

In this case study, excellent work by an estate planner and others stopped an elder abuser. The names below are changed.

Jun 01, 2023
By Bonnie Ross, Attorney, Legal Aid of Marin

You might think estate planning is only for the most-wealthy of the top 1%. Maybe, you’ve heard there is an exemption currently allowing each of us to shelter almost $13 million from combined federal estate and gift taxes. So, it’s understandable why someone would be a bit surprised (maybe even confused or shocked) to hear that Legal Aid of Marin (yes, Legal Aid!) is partnering with Vivalon and The Spahr Center to create a series of free estate planning clinics for older adults.

Recap March General Membership Meeting
Jun 01, 2023
By Leila K. Mongan, Esq.

Upon visiting Justice Carin T. Fujisaki’s chambers in the California Court of Appeal, you will encounter three items on the wall. They are framed documents from the Justice’s parents’ time as children in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, including a crayon drawing of the camp made by her mother, a war identification card, and a document showing the education her mother received at the camp. Justice Fujisaki displays these items prominently on her wall because she does not want to forget her parents’ experience of being sent to the camps, and the hardships they endured there.

Jun 01, 2023
By Marin Health and Human Services and Marin County Counsel’s Office

Elder abuse is a growing problem in the United States and is projected to swell with the rapidly growing aging population. In Marin County, 29% percent - or nearly one out of every three people - is an “Older Adult” defined as aged 60 years and over, and by 2030, 38% of Marin residents will be considered an older adult. The biggest increase will be among those over 85. According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten Americans over the age of 60 has experienced some form of elder abuse. This can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation.


Members who make time to meet with their colleagues at MCBA events gain value from local connections and stay current with updates in the courts. Marin Superior Court Judges often comment that the most skilled lawyers are usually active MCBA members.


MCBA offers Sections in 12 legal practice areas. Each Section provides continuing legal education (CLE) and offers networking opportunities tailored to its members.


MCBA provides resource listings for community services including low cost legal services, attorney referral services, partnerships with community legal organizations, and mediation services.


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