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.

Editor's Introduction
Jul 04, 2019
By Robert Rosborough

In the trusts and estates world, stories of children suing their parents are, sadly, unsurprising. Stories of parents suing their children are rare.

President's Message
Jul 03, 2019
By Charles Dresow

The Marin County Bar Association is thriving. Our Association’s membership is full of a diverse group of amazing lawyers who care about their clients and their communities.

Jul 02, 2019
By Andrew R. Verriere

Clients frequently demand “bulletproof” trusts from their estate planning attorneys. Concerns about contests based on lack of capacity, undue influence, or even claims that a family member procured the trust through financial elder abuse weigh on our clients’ minds. Unequal distributions or family members’ feelings of entitlement to certain property amplify these concerns.

Jul 02, 2019
By Randy Wallace

I cannot count how many times I have heard these four words uttered about mediation. No matter how hard, complex, emotionally charged, anxiety producing, or chaotic, the magic of mediation seems to find a way for intelligent people to make sensible decisions to solve their problems.

Jul 02, 2019
By Mary McLain, LLM, JD

Mediation plays a critical role in our justice system and faces a difficult, yet glaring, challenge with respect to a lack of diversity. Organizations, including but not limited to the American Bar Association and the United Nations, strongly believe that enhancing diversity in dispute resolution is integral to increasing the sustainability and relevance of mediation and arbitration.

Jul 02, 2019
By Patricia Prince

“To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” Although addressing The Art of War, Sun Tzu’s axiom applies equally to litigated cases and speaks to the promise of mediation. One of the best offensive strategies for succeeding in mediation, as in war according to Sun Tzu, is to “[k]now the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.”


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.


Browse our member directory for member listings in numerous legal practice areas.


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