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The Marin County Bar Association
February News, Notes & Events
Events
Sat | Feb 08 | 6-10P
General | 2020 Gala and Installation Dinner
MCBA WILL HONOR OUR 2020 SLATE OF OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Online registration has closed. Please call MCBA to be added to the wait list in the event of a cancellation.

Oath of Office Administered by (Ret.) Judge Lynn Duryee, Marin County Superior Court | 1991 MCBA President
Cocktail Reception 6 - 7 pm
Dinner and Program 7 - 9:30 pm

We will recognize the recipients of the 2019 MCBA Legal Scholarship while raising money for the 2020 MCBA Legal Scholarship Fund. DONATE
Dinner
Location: Stone Tree Golf Club
Members: $135
Non-Members: $135
News
President's Message
Trials, Tribulations and Testimony
By Susan Feder
Evidence is, of course, at the heart of our trial process. In fact, we learned this in Trial Practice 101. So when did it become acceptable to eschew this evidence-based process that we have abided by since our nation’s founding? Last week, apparently, as our nation witnessed a profound aberration of this process. We learned that, in the impeachment context, a trial may proceed without witness testimony.  More >
SAVE THE DATE: May 8
MCBA Proudly Congratulates Gary T. Ragghianti as Lifetime Achievement Honoree
By Mee Mee Wong
The Marin County Bar Association is pleased to announce the award of its coveted Lifetime Achievement Award to Gary T. Ragghianti. This award is made in recognition of his distinguished half-century-long legal and public service career. His impact on both our County and our Bar Association has been significant and profoundly positive.  More >
Movers & Shakers
Kelley & Farren, LLP
Kelley & Farren, LLP is moving.
The firm will be located at 1099 E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Welcome to your new office!
www.kelleyfarren.com >
Notices
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MCBA 2019 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Marin County Bar Association would like to congratulate this year's recipients of the MCBA Legal Scholarship. Each year, the MCBA Scholarship Committee awards scholarships from a pool of qualified applicants. The committee selected three deserving individuals with excellent academic records and service to their communities.

Nadim Houssain, Berkeley Law
Vanessa Sibrian, Santa Clara Law
Samantha Zurcher, UCLA School of Law

The recipients will be honored at the 2020 Installation Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at StoneTree Golf Club.

The MCBA Legal Education Scholarship program provides funds to financially disadvantaged students pursuing a law school degree. Funded with contributions from the MCBA, it is a collaboration with 10,000 Degrees, and the Marin Community Foundation (MCF), which administers the fund.

Donate today and support future legal educational opportunities for deserving Marin County students.

Donations to MCBA Legal Education Scholarship Fund are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all contributions are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.
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2020 MEMBERSHIP OPEN FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS
Enrollment for 2020 Marin County Bar Association membership is now open to attorneys and professionals. MCBA relies on your involvement and membership dues to continue its work. Members like you who make time to meet with their colleagues at MCBA events realize the value they derive from local connections. Please note: the deadline to renew without a lapse in benefits has been extended to February 15, 2020

Don't let your MCBA membership and benefits lapse. Enroll in Auto Renewal and Store Your Credit Card Information to simplify your membership renewals, event and program registrations.

If you have problems accessing your account, please contact Denise Belli, at dbelli@marinbar.org or call (415) 499-1314.
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Calendar
Thu | Feb 06 | 12-1:30P
Probate and Estate Planning | Mentor Meeting
Probate and Estate Planning: Mentor Meeting
Sat | Feb 08 | 6-10P
General | 2020 Gala and Installation Dinner
MCBA WILL HONOR OUR 2020 SLATE OF OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dinner
Wed | Feb 12 | 12-1:15P
Labor and Employment Law | Section Meeting
What’s New in Employment Law Other Than The 'Gig' Economy Rules--A Lot! Year 2019 in Review and Highlights for 2020
Kelly Savage Day
Nancy P. McCarthy
1.0 CLE | General
Tue | Feb 18 | 12-1:15P
Family Law | SECTION MEETING
How To Help Clients Talk So Their Kids Will Listen: A Presentation for Family Law Attorneys
Julie King | Parent Educator, J.D.
Joanna Farber | Co-Author
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Feb 19 | 12-1:15P
Probate and Estate Planning | Section Meeting
Attorney's Fees and Fee Shifting in Probate Proceedings
Steven P. Braccini | Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Kendal Fletcher | Associate, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Thu | Feb 20 | 12-1:15P
Construction Law | Section Meeting
Roundtable Discussion
Scott Williams | Williams & Gumbiner
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Mar 05 | 12-2:15P
Real Property | 2019 Year in Review
Significant Developments in California Real Property Law
Leonard A. Rifkind | Rifkind Law Group
Spencer P. Scheer | Scheer Law Group LLP
Neusha N. Ghaedi | DeMartini, Walker & Ghaedi LLP
David F. Feingold | Ragghianti Freitas LLP
Scott Williams | Williams & Gumbiner LLP
Derek A. Weller | Law Offices of Derek Weller
Riley F. Hurd, III | Ragghianti Freitas LLP
Piatti Meal Selections:
2.0 CLE | General
Thu | Mar 05 | 12-1:30P
Probate and Estate Planning | Mentor Meeting
Probate and Estate Planning: Mentor Meeting
New Members
Kadin Blonski
kblonski@njblaw.com
415 454 2294
Attorney Membership

Edward Briggs
edwardbriggs@sbcglobal.net
415 457 3936
Attorney Membership

Lucie Hollingsworth
Legal Aid of Marin
lhollingsworth@legalaidmarin.org
628 253 5730
Non-Profit

Lauren Jones
Kaufman Dolowich &Voluck
ljones@kdvlaw.com
530 305 6211
Affiliate Attorney

Andrew Kingsdale
andrew@omarfigueroa.com
707 829 0215
Attorney Membership

Bridget Mackay
Law Offices of Bridget Mackay, APC
bridget@bridgetmackaylaw.com
707 769 9975
Affiliate Attorney

Eric Meckley
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
eric.meckley@morganlewis.com
415 442 1013
Attorney Membership

Paul Pfeilschiefter
Bailey Law Partners LLP
paul.pfeilschiefter@gmail.com
415 999 4460
Attorney Membership

Dennis Sarni
dsarni@teamarcadia.com
415 464 2060
Affiliate Non-Attorney Member

Richard Schoenberger
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
rschoenberger@walkuplawoffice.com
415 981 7210
Attorney Membership

George Sullivan
Legal Aid of Marin
jsullivan@legalaidmarin.org
415 492 0230
Non-Profit

Samantha Zurcher
samanthazurcher@gmail.com
415 246 5594
Affiliate Student

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