An Official Publication of
The Marin County Bar Association
Editor: Robert Rosborough
Guest Editor: Dotty LeMieux
Wed | Jul 26 | 11:45-1:30P
General | Members Lunch
Get Right with the LucasFilm Legal Force: Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Employment Law
Rhonda Hjort | Deputy Chief Counsel, Lucasfilm
What is it like to practice law “a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away?” Our guest Rhonda Hjort will discuss what it’s like to work in the General Counsel’s office of Lucasfilm, Marin’s most famous business. The program will offer content for all practicing lawyers, regardless of your interest or area of practice. Please join us and bring your colleagues.
Buffet Lunch
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Rhonda Hjort

Editor's Introduction
Treason, Smartphones and Deportation
By Rob Rosborough
It is hard to believe that this is our seventh issue of the year already. Many thanks to our Guest Editor Dotty LeMieux for helping to round up some great articles for you, including a recap our recent 2017 Supreme Court roundup.  More >
President's Message
Coasting Home or Revving Up: We're Halfway through the Year Already!?
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot
The June General Membership Meeting usually signals a great time of year for MCBA. We look forward to a great turnout at the MCBA/CalCPA Mixer on July 12, and the General Membership Meeting on July 26 with Rhonda Hjort (Lucasfilm Deputy Chief Counsel) . . .  More >
June Meeting Recap
Professor Rory Little Presents 2017 Supreme Court Year in Review
By Dotty LeMieux
“There hasn’t been a lower output for the U.S. Supreme Court since 1865,” Hastings Law Professor Rory Little told the sold-out crowd at the annual Supreme Court review membership luncheon on June 28. So began a lively look at the recently-ended term of a Supreme Court . . .  More >
Con Law 2017: Constitutional Law for the Trump Era
By Tim Nardell
Difficult times in our nation’s political life make for interesting questions in constitutional law. Before this past November, who had even heard of the Emoluments Clause or given any thought to the 25th Amendment to the Constitution? In no particular order, with no particular emphasis, here is a handy overview.  More >
Who's in Charge? Custody Issues in the Smartphone Age
By Romy Taubman
This article explores issues that I have seen in my own life, and with my clients, regarding the pros and cons of the smartphone as it relates to custody. It proposes that parents discuss parameters for how digital communication will be used on each parent’s custody time.  More >
California Creates "Do-Over" Remedy for Immigrants to Avert Deportation
By Charles Dresow
In recognition of the large number of immigrants who have finished serving criminal sentences who may not have received proper advice about their convictions’ effect on their immigration status, the California Legislature last year enacted Assembly Bill 813 as codified in Penal Code section 1473.7.  More >
Marlene Getchell
By Dotty LeMieux
This month we spotlight MCBA Board Member Marlene Getchell, our five-year past President. Marlene served as Board President in 2009, and during her tenure instituted some lasting programs, including getting the MCLE Fair off the ground in her term as President Elect.  More >
The California Alliance for Retired Americans
By Dotty LeMieux
The California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) is dedicated to protecting the rights of older Americans. Its efforts range from advocating for affordable housing and maintaining Social Security and Medicare, to educating seniors to know and assert their rights such as when hospitalized.  More >
2017 Food from the Bar exceeds goal!
By Mee Mee Wong
Thank you to everyone who attended the May 30 Throckmorton Comedy Café in support of the 2017 Food from the Bar and signed up to “Bag with Phil” in the fall. We appreciate your generous donations to the campaign. Food from the Bar met their Marin Challenge Match and was able to receive a $10,000 match from the Marin Community Foundation.  More >
Movers & Shakers
Robert Rosborough joins Monty White LLP
Monty White LLP is happy to announce that Robert Rosborough has joined the firm Of Counsel. Rob is a conflict resolution professor who mediates adult family conflicts, as well as HOA and other disputes arising out of long-term relationships. His law practice includes elder law, estate planning, land use and small business issues. Rob, editor of The Marin Lawyer, received his law degree from Stanford University and previously worked at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in San Francisco.
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Jon Rankin announces publication of his first novel "Running from the Sunrise"
Attorney and MCBA Member Jon Rankin announces publication of his novel "Running From the Sunrise," a hard-boiled detective story set on the beaches of Florida and Southern California. It is a story of love, fear, horror, and revenge. A thriller sure to leave you breathless from start to finish. Jon Rankin has a degree in Political Science from UCLA and a J.D. from Southwestern Law School. He's been a general practice lawyer for over 30 years. He lives in Tiburon, CA.

Join Jon at his book launch party August 23, 7:00 pm at Book Passage.
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Wed | Jul 12 | 6-8:30P
General | After Work Mixer
3rd Annual MCBA & CalCPA Midsummer Mixer
Tue | Jul 18 | 12-1:30P
Family Law | Section Meeting
Soberlink and Drug Counseling
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Jul 19 | 12-1:30P
Probate and Estate Planning | Section Meeting
Special Needs Planning for Individuals and Families – An overview with the latest developments
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Aug 16 | 12-1:30P
Probate and Estate Planning | Section Meeting
401K Kung Fu: Investment Planning in Law Firm Retirement Plans
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