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 | Aug 06

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch

Wed | Aug 26

4-5:30P

Criminal Law
1.0 CLE | General

Tue | Sep 01

12-1:15P

Probate and Estate Planning
1.0 CLE | General

Thu | Sep 03

12-1:30P

Probate and Estate Planning
Brown Bag Lunch
News
President's Message
Aug 04, 2020
By Susan Feder

On July 17, our country laid to rest an icon of the Civil Rights Movement: Congressman John Lewis. At his funeral, numerous dignitaries, including three former U.S. Presidents, honored his lifetime of contributions to our country. Lewis served in Congress for 33 years, dedicating his life to the fight for equality and justice. And fight he did. Arrested over 40 times, beaten on numerous occasions, he is known to have counseled others to, “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”

President's Message
Jul 02, 2020
By Susan Feder

While we are unfortunately still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, the month of June did bring some positive news in the form of several actions by the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court that came with varying degrees of surprise to many observers. The Independence Day holiday is an appropriate time to celebrate the continued independence of our judicial system, and its ability to protect the rights of marginalized communities in our society.

Jul 01, 2020
By David Nahmias and David Maxson Harris

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a watershed decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, holding that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and transgender status. The decision has implications for numerous other statutes, and offers insight into the judicial philosophy of the author of the majority opinion—the Court’s second-newest justice, Neil Gorsuch.

COVID-19 Resources
Jun 30, 2020
By MCBA

Local News & Information Regarding COVID-19. Including Marin County Superior Court updates, Administrative orders, and Emergency orders.

Editor's Introduction
Jun 05, 2020
By Robert Rosborough

When I wrote my introduction for the last Marin Lawyer, the world was a different place. We had originally planned the theme for this issue to be the environment. As SARS-CoV-2 (the official name for the novel coronavirus) made its way around the world, articles relating to the virus seemed a natural extension of our theme. And when sheltering in place separated us not only from our colleagues but from much of our ordinary lives, there seemed to be little else to talk about besides the virus. Hence we bring you an issue mostly about the pandemic and just a few of the many unusual legal issues it raises.

President's Message
Jun 04, 2020
By Susan Feder

Our society and criminal justice system remain plagued by systemic racism and inequality. As much as we know injustice and inequality exist, it is easy to feel powerless in the face of such an overwhelming problem. Videos like the one of George Floyd's murder can reinforce that powerlessness. Or they can spur us to action.


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