An Official Publication of
The Marin County Bar Association
Editor: Robert Rosborough
Guest Editor: Tim Nardell
Wed | Sep 27 | 11:45A-1:30P
General | MCBA Member Lunch
Growing like weeds: What you need to know about expanding cannabis laws
Habib Bentaleb. Esq.
Lauren Vazquez, Esq.
Learn what is happening around cannabis federal policies, state laws, banking and taxes that will affect your law practice. Discussion will cover legal issues for recreational and medical uses.
Buffet Lunch
1.0 CLE | General
Location: Four Points Sheraton
Early Bird Members:$45.00
Early Bird Non-Members: $55.00
Non-Members: $60.00

Habib Bentaleb. Esq.

Lauren Vazquez, Esq.

Tue | Sep 26 | 3-6P
General | State Bar Fee Arbitration Training
Basic Training and Updates on Fee Arbitration
Michael Fish
Kenneth Bacon
Clark Stone
This training session is offered to all prospective and current volunteers who arbitrate attorney-client fee disputes for the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs through the Marin County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. The course will provide the basic training required to serve on a bar program’s fee arbitration panel. Non-lawyer (lay) arbitrators, in addition to attorneys, are encouraged to attend this valuable training session and join the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program.
1.8 CLE | General | 1.0 CLE | Ethics
Location: Town Center Community Room
Call for 2018 Officer and Board Nominations: Deadline for Applications Extended until September 13
By Mee Mee Wong, Executive Director
Would you like to be part of the Marin County Bar Association leadership team? MCBA wants you to apply for an Officer or Board position. Board service is a unique opportunity to give back to your community, hone your leadership skills, and work with fellow board members to deliver valuable benefits to our member organization.  More >
Editor's Introduction
Lucasfilm, Improvised Easements, and Don't Say "You're Fired!"
By Robert Rosborough
Welcome to our August Marin Lawyer. Many of us might be found in exotic locales this time of year; I am often in Marfa, Texas, which no doubt is exotic to many of you (I guess the mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert could count as exotic.) But thanks to the wonders of the internet and email, the Marin Lawyer is still available to all of us.  More >
President's Message
Constructive Exclusion From the Profession: How Far Have We Really Come Since Hong Yen Chang?
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot
Recently, Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association jointly published a study, "A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law.” Four Yale Law graduates and California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu conducted a two-year study that tracked the rise of Asian Americans in the law over the last three decades and some of its findings caused me to think about my own place in the law.  More >
July Meeting Recap
Rhonda Hjort, A Force to Reckon With: Practicing Law at Lucasfilm
By Michael Chaput
On July 26, Marin Bar was introduced to Rhonda Hjort who spoke to our members about working as Deputy Chief Counsel to Lucasfilm, Ltd. . . . Rhonda oversees the spectrum of issues attendant to such arenas as employment law, business law, global IP, entertainment law, and the multitude of ever-present security issues.  More >
An Easement Update:
New Twists on Old Roads
By Tim Nardell
Easement disputes are common fare for Marin County real estate lawyers. The laws governing easements are fairly well-trodden and well understood. But even these well-trodden paths can lead to surprising results.  More >
Avoiding Wrongful Termination Liability
By Andrew M. Wolfe
Employee terminations are, far and away, the number one cause of lawsuits against employers. In California, it often seems like it's open season on employers. Why are there so many wrongful termination lawsuits?  More >
The Marin Child Care Council
By Aideen Gaidmore, Executive Director
A broad consensus has developed among economists and politicians that providing access to high-quality early childhood learning programs is the most effective way to level the playing field for children from all social backgrounds. MC3 serves as the focal point between preschools and daycare providers, parents, and the State and County.  More >
Changes to the Marin Superior Court Public Wi-Fi Network
This is to inform you of a recent change to the Court's public Wi-Fi. On Friday, July 28, the Court changed the public Wi-Fi in two ways. The first change eliminates the need for a username and password and the second changed the SSID name from Guest to Court Public.

Previously, guests of the Court joined the ‘Guest’ Wi-Fi network by entering a username and password. The first change simplifies joining the Wi-Fi by simply clicking the ‘Accept' button on the welcome page; the second change makes the Wi-Fi easier to identify as the Court Public Wi-Fi.
Tue | Aug 15 | 12-1P
Family Law | Section Meeting
Our Family Wizard
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
Wed | Sep 13 | 12-1:30P
Real Property | Section Meeting
Effective Mediation Skills Every Attorney Must Utilize (A Discourse on the Art of Mediation Advocacy)
Lunch included with program
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Sep 20 | 12-1:30P
ADR | Section Meeting
Bridging the Gap: Suggested Tools for Dealing with Impasse when the Parties Seem Hopelessly Apart
1.0 CLE | General
New Members
Neusha Ghaedi
DeMartini & Walker LLP
415 472 7880

Christopher Hanson
Hanson Law Firm
415 362 9181

Tamara Hull
415 898 5300
Affiliate Non-Attorney

Augustus Merlo
617 767 6267
Affiliate Student

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