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 | Jan 27


1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Jan 28



Sat | Mar 13


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President's Message
Jan 14, 2021
By J. Timothy Nardell

MCBA's new president, Tim Nardell, discusses the new year, building community and helping others during these challenging times and previews upcoming MCBA events.

Editor's Introduction
Dec 09, 2020
By Robert Rosborough

How did such a terrible year go by so quickly? Perhaps some of you disagree and felt endless hours at home made the year drag on endlessly. However quickly it passed, it was not uneventful. With so many dramatic events unfolding so rapidly, one unsurprising result is conflict. And conflict leads to new law, from both courts and legislatures. This final 2020 issue of the Marin Lawyer covers just a few of the recent developments in the law—many, but not all, of them stemming from the pandemic.

President's Message
Dec 08, 2020
By Susan Feder

As I write my final message as MCBA President, I am filled with bittersweet memories of a year unlike any other. At the beginning of my term, I hoped to inspire connection and collegiality, having no idea that these aspirations would be even harder to achieve as of mid-March. Our country, our colleagues and our values have been put to the test this year. Yet I believe there is now a light at the end of the tunnel, and we have cause to be optimistic about 2021.

Quarterly Issue
Dec 07, 2020

The Marin Lawyer December 2020

Dec 06, 2020
By Lisa Spann Maslow

Starting January 1, 2021, a dramatic expansion of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) requires California employers with a mere five or more employees to grant workers up to 12 weeks unpaid leave per year for family care, medical leave and/or military family leave. The new law repeals and replaces both the existing CFRA and the New Parent Leave Act, which currently apply to employers with at least 50 and 20 employees, respectively. To qualify for leave, an employee must have completed at least one year’s service (including 1,250 hours worked in the preceding 12 months). An employer must reinstate the employee to the same or a comparable position upon termination of the leave.

Dec 06, 2020
By Elaine Quinn

Between September and December 2018, students of the Amsterdam Law School (UvA) and Architectural Design students of the Rietveld Academy engaged in a collaborative project that involved challenging the current structures of the criminal courtroom and developing design concepts for the ideal space for justice. Thirteen innovative, inspired and thought-provoking designs were created. After a presentation to members of the courthouse in Amsterdam, including senior judges, it was agreed that two new juvenile justice courtrooms should be created, inspired by the students’ designs. The new courtrooms are due to open in early 2021, and represent a great step forward for a more human approach to criminal law. Similar projects are now underway in other Dutch cities.


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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