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

Tue | Nov 12

12-1P

Labor and Employment Law
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Nov 14

8A-4:30P

General

Tue | Nov 19

12-1P

Family Law
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Dec 05

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch
News
Editor's Introduction
Nov 04, 2019
By Robert Rosborough

A reminder about our useful December 2017 fire issue of the Marin Lawyer, the new rent control statute and multiple contributions from the District Attorney's office, including an interview with Lori Frugoli.

President's Message
Nov 03, 2019
By Charles Dresow

The dedication of the Marin County Superior Court Bench, staff, security, bailiffs, deputy public defenders and deputy district attorneys shone even as the lights dimmed during the recent blackout. All of these individuals showed up to work and remarkably kept the Court functioning during the unprecedented challenge presented by the power outage.

Nov 02, 2019
By Dori Ahana

The prevention of gun-related violence is a top priority for law enforcement. Accordingly, law enforcement agencies have begun to turn increasingly to the Gun Violence Restraining Order ("GVRO") as a tool to help avert tragedies resulting from gun violence. In California, GVROs are civil court orders that prohibit a person from owning, purchasing, possessing, receiving, or having in their custody or control, any firearms or ammunition.

Nov 02, 2019
By Kristina Warcholski

Did you know that your District Attorney's Office serves the community in more than just a prosecutorial role? For more than 40 years, the Marin County District Attorney's Office has had a Consumer Protection Division which has provided no-cost dispute resolution assistance to thousands of Marin County residents.

Nov 02, 2019
By Len Rifkind

Effective January 1, 2020, millions of California residential units become subject to statewide rent control and just cause eviction controls due to the passage of AB 1482. While tenants may cheer, mind the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” Rent control may well limit rent growth on current occupied units and enable existing tenants to remain in their units longer; however, it discourages new housing starts. Lack of housing supply is the true culprit in causing high rents.

Nov 02, 2019
By Vincent DeMartini

Governor Newsom recently signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 into law, which for the first time enacts statewide just cause eviction limitations and annual rent caps on rental housing. The Act's provisions are effective January 1, 2020 but sunset after 10 years.


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