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.

Calendar

Thu | Jan 02

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch

Thu | Jan 16

11:45A-1:15P

Construction Law
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Feb 06

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch
News
Editor's Introduction
Dec 06, 2019
By Robert Rosborough

“Change is the law of life.” - John F. Kennedy Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe another MCBA holiday party has come and gone. Time sometimes passes swiftly and before you know it, your kids are far older than you ever imagined, you barely recognize that person in the mirror and the Legislature has completely rewritten the statute you’ve spent the last ten years interpreting. Is each of those changes good? Bad? Does it have to be one or the other?

President's Message
Dec 05, 2019
By Charles Dresow

Thank you to the members of the Marin County Bar Association for allowing me the privilege of serving as your President. Susan Feder will take over the ceremonial gavel and will have a great year. Our Association continues to grow and thrive, with new members from diverse backgrounds bringing vibrancy to the organization. No doubt, there will be challenges in the future much as there have been in the past and I am confident we are well-positioned to face them.

Dec 04, 2019
By Edmond McGill

Forrest Tucker, unlike so many of us in this beautiful county, was not happy to be here. He didn’t like his small cell at San Quentin Prison so he and two other convicts made a plan to relocate.

Dec 04, 2019
By Carrie Ann Colton, Esq.

We are no longer dog or cat owners: we are dog or cat parents! Long gone are the days of doghouses in the distant backyard. Our pets live inside with us, in extravagant surroundings, lavished with toys, ensembles for all seasons, and their own Christmas stockings hanging on the mantle. They have salon days, grocery shop with us, attend soccer games, and are now an integral part of our family. It should be no surprise that they now have trusts too.

Dec 04, 2019
By Robert W. Wood

Under the Trump tax reform, plaintiffs in many types of litigation will pay tax on 100 percent of their recoveries, including the shares to their contingent fee lawyers, with no deduction for legal fees. He explores who is affected and possible workarounds that litigants may now try.

Nonprofit Profile
Dec 03, 2019
By The Marin Lawyer

The wildfires of recent years have introduced many of us to the term, “Wildland-Urban Interface,” the rapidly expanding border where human habitation meets the wilderness. Fire is not the only thing humans are encountering more of: people and wildlife increasingly find themselves calling the same places home, leading to risks for both humans and animals. Ample open spaces mean that human-wildlife encounters are common in Marin. Wildcare’s mission is to make sure that all species can coexist.


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