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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
Sep 08, 2021
By Robert Rosborough

Ten years ago, would you have guessed that public health law would be a hot topic now? (Or election law, for that matter?) As much as the Affordable Care Act has withstood repeated assaults since its passage, the realm of public health law had remained something of an obscure redoubt. No longer. Since the start of the pandemic, the Marin Lawyer has covered some of the attendant legal issues and we continue to do so with this issue that brings you updates on health regulation.

President's Message
Sep 07, 2021
By J. Timothy Nardell

In this video message MCBA President J. Timothy Nardell sits down with Laura McMahon, the Pro Bono Manager of Legal Aid of Marin.

Sep 06, 2021
By Diane Marie O'Malley and Sandra L. Rappaport

The Vaccine Mandate Landscape The landscape is evolving almost every day on the subject of mandatory vaccinations despite the fact that government mandates of vaccines are not new. In Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905), the United States Supreme Court upheld the authority of states to enforce compulsory vaccination laws. On May 28, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 guidance, permitting employers (including federal and state governments) to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates, subject to certain exemptions. A disability or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination are they only exemptions to any vaccine requirements that employers must consider.

Sep 06, 2021
By Cynthia Moreno of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association

Last September, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1159, which codified the COVID-19 presumption created through an Executive Order (N-62-20) that stated an employee’s COVID-19 illness is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for worker’s compensation benefits if certain criteria are met.

Sep 06, 2021
By Cari Cohorn

More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus continues to present challenging legal issues to employers struggling to balance the competing goals of resuming full business operations versus protecting the health and safety of employees, clients, and vendors. This article presents a broad overview of the current legal status of employer efforts to require or encourage vaccinations.

Nonprofit Profile
Sep 05, 2021
By The Marin Lawyer

When a person does not have sufficient food, or cannot find safety while sleeping on the streets or in a vehicle, what is the likelihood they can follow medical advice, or even remember their next appointment if they are fortunate enough to have access to sporadic healthcare? Living on the streets is traumatic and the resulting impact on mental and physical health creates a self-perpetuating cycle of homelessness.


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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