An Official Publication of
The Marin County Bar Association
Editor: Robert Rosborough
Guest Editor: Tom Brown
January 2018 Articles
Click here for a PDF of all the January 2018 Articles.
Sat | Jan 20 | 6-10P
General | 2018 Installation Dinner
Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser
President Thomas Brown, Foley & Lardner
President Elect Charles Dresow, Ragghianti Freitas
Treasurer Caroline Joachim, Law Offices of Benjamin Graves
Secretary Susan Feder, Judicate West/Susan Feder Mediation
Five Year Past President Jessica Karner, Keegin Harrison

New Directors (to serve through 2020)
Marie Barnes, MB Law
Gregory Brockbank, Marin Law Center
C. Clay Greene, Greene Jordan Taubman & Dias
Nestor Schnasse, Strick Law Offices
Michael Wear, Marin County District Attorney’s Office

Toussaint S. Bailey
Eva Bennett
J. Timothy Nardell
Robert Rosborough
Anna T. Pletcher

Alan Brayton
Nicole Çabalette
Damon Connolly
Christian Martinez

For sponsorship information, contact Mee Mee Wong.
Three Plated Dinner Options
Location: Marin Country Club
Members: $125
Non-Members: $125
Wed | Jan 24 | 11:45A-1:30P
General | MCBA Members Luncheon
First Amendment: Navigating the Balance in the Trump Era
Join us for an informative and topical discussion on protecting the First Amendment and the delicate balance during the Trump administration. Hear from noted communications expert, Dan Mogulof, who serves as a communications and media relations strategist to the University of California leadership. Mr. Mogulof has over 25 years serving as a Executive Director for Public Affairs, as a Producer/Bureau Chief for PBS Northern CA, New York Digital and CBS in international centers.

Link to articles
California Magazine, Milo’s College Tour and the First Amendment: An Explainer

California Magazine, Should “Harmful Speech” Be Punished in the U.S.?
Buffet lunch included with registration
1.0 CLE | General
Location: McInnis Club Restaurant
Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $60.00
Editor's Introduction
It's 2018. Do you know where your documents are?
Welcome to a new year of the Marin Lawyer. . . When you hear the word, “security,” what comes to mind? The line at Civic Center? . . . cybersecurity is much in the news . . . I would like this to be a theme for 2018 and if you have advice about it or just want to share the good practices you take, please consider sharing it through the Marin Lawyer.  More >
President's Message
Gratitude and Resolutions
By Thomas Brown
How are those New Year’s resolutions going so far? . . . A few months ago, Past President Wanden Treanor candidly asked me what my goals were for the upcoming year. As a trial attorney, prone to thinking on his feet, I deftly dodged the question by offering up a vague comment about wanting to provide meaningful services to the membership.  More >
Six Resolutions for a Secure New Year: Actions to Increase Your Cybersecurity
By Michael Overly
As we begin 2018, businesses, including law firms, should be considering potential resolutions for improving their security practices in the year ahead. Here are six action items that have the potential to substantially increase overall cybersecurity.  More >
Press Delete, Go Directly to Jail? The Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's Damage Provision
By Jaime Dorenbaum
Can deleting information, even personal information, from your work computer land you in prison? That was the central question posed in USA v. Zeng, Case No. 4:16-cr-00172 in the Northern District of California.  More >
Marie Barnes
By Thomas Brown
Get to know Marie Barnes, one of the newest members of the Marin County Bar Association Board of Directors.  More >
Let's Play Ball: The Canal Baseball Academy Expands Opportunity for Marin Youth
By Thomas Brown
While Major League executives have been busy improving their teams in the off season, the Canal Baseball Academy, one of Marin County’s local non-profit baseball organizations, has spent the hot stove league also getting ready for the upcoming season.  More >
The January Scoop
The Gossip According to Matthew
By Matt White
Dorothy Proudfoot, 2017 MCBA president, has abandoned the DA’s office (and all of us) for differently colored pastures. Here it is . . . the recent news, gossip, and all the information you need to know about the Marin County legal and judicial community.  More >
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Tue | Jan 16 | 12-1:30P
Family Law | Section Meeting
A View From The Bench: Annual Update from Judge Adams and Judge Talamantes
Honorable Verna Adams
Honorable Mark Talamantes
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Jan 17 | 12-1:30P
Probate and Estate Planning | Section Meeting
Charitable Lead Trusts-Fundamentals and Planning Opportunities
Kirsten Wolff | Counsel, Sideman & Bancroft
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Jan 18 | 12-1:30P
Real Property | Section Meeting
CANCELLED - How Your Expert Can Make You, the Attorney Client, Look Good
Joseph Perry P.E. | Professional Electrical Engineer
David Saldivar, CCIM, CPM, CCRM, CCAM, CFLC | Professional Property Manager
Joseph Quilici P.E. | Professional Civil and Structural Engineer
Plated Lunch
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Jan 18 | 12-1:30P
ADR | Section Meeting
Mediator Resilience in High Conflict Cases
Stephen H. Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D.
Lunch Included with Program
1.0 CLE | General
New Members
Gillian Edmonds
Plastiras & Terrizzi
415 472 8100

Caroline Ham
Kaspar & Lugay, LLP
415 789 5881

Jonathan Kathrein
415 299 0878
Affliliate Student

Jeremy Paul
415 509 1635
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Eric Christopher Solomon
Brayton Purcell LLP
415 898 1555

Michael Terrizzi
Plastiras & Terrizzi
415 472 8100

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