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

Wed | Jul 25

11:45A-1:30P

General
1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Aug 02

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch

Thu | Sep 06

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch
News
EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Jul 08, 2018
By Robert Rosborough

Summer is in full swing, vacations abound but the Marin Lawyer keeps on going like the Energizer bunny. I hope that summertime might give you even more time to read us. You would be amply rewarded by Eileen Barker and Barbara Monty’s article on the role of forgiveness in litigation. We also have some different and interesting criminal justice content this month.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Jul 07, 2018
By Thomas Brown

At press time, the week’s top legal highlights include President Trump’s next possible Supreme Court nominee, the challenges with migrant family reunification, and the escalating trade war between the United States and China. Closer to home, and on the eve of the County Fair, County employees settled a labor dispute with the County, Judge Haakenson issued a preliminary injunction against the sale of the San Geronimo Golf Course to the County, and the District Attorney’s race was headed for a run-off in November between Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher.

Jul 06, 2018
By Eileen Barker and Barbara Monty

Forgiveness has the potential to introduce an element of humanity and healing that has been absent from the legal field. This is vital when many in society hold cynicism and mistrust towards the legal system, and many lawyers report great dissatisfaction with their jobs, wishing for careers more in line with their values.

Jul 05, 2018
By Kristi Edwards

I recently returned from the 84th Annual Conference of Legal Secretaries, Inc. (LSI) held in North Hollywood, California. The Marin County Legal Professionals Association (MCLPA) was well represented at this conference for legal support staff from across the state.

Jul 05, 2018
By Charles Dresow

True crime stories have always fascinated the general public. Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood was enormously profitable and is generally accepted as spawning the modern genre of true crime. Some true crime documentaries and podcasts are now being released during the pendency of a proceeding rather than after the criminal justice system’s role has ended.

NONPROFIT PROFILE
Jul 04, 2018
By Charles Dresow

NovatoSpirit is giving a boost to Novato’s most vulnerable children by working to improve their physical and mental health through sport and exercise. According to the Novato Unified School District, about 2,600 Novato students are living in poverty, and at least 130 of them are homeless. Poverty can magnify health problems, and many of these children struggle with health issues, such as asthma, obesity, diabetes, motor-skill difficulties, speech delays, anxiety, depression and PTSD.


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