An Official Publication of
The Marin County Bar Association
Editor: Robert Rosborough
Marin Bar Association
Events
Thu | Nov 19 | 9A-4:30P
General | Bay Area MCLE Conference
Keynotes: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakayue, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Rory Little
You can still sign up for the conference taking place November 16 - November 19!

In partnership with Bar Associations of San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sonoma, San Francisco Trial Lawyers, Marin Trial Lawyers Association, Marin County Women Lawyers, and California Women Lawyers.



A four-day virtual conference with a wide array of provocative MCLE programs that fulfill Ethics, Competency, Elimination of Bias, and General MCLE credits. Attend all or just a few of the offerings for one flat fee.

Click HERE for Digital Brochure of schedule and speakers.

Deadline for California State Bar MCLE (H-M) February 1, 2021 Period: 2/1/18 - 1/31/21
-Top attorney speakers and relevant topics
-Specialty MCLE credits
-Networking Social
-Classes offered for attorneys, paralegals, and legal support staff
-Virtual event to be attended in the comfort of office/home

Link to Registration Policies

Link to Handouts

3.0 CLE | Elimination of Bias
1.0 CLE | Ethics
1.0 CLE | Substance Abuse / Competency
7.5 CLE | General
1.0 CLE | Estate Planning and Probate Specialty Credit

Click here for PDF of Program Schedule
Location: Zoom Webinar
Members: $165
Non-Members: $225
News
President's Message
Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead
By Susan Feder
As I write this month’s president’s message, the election has not yet happened. However, election day will have come and gone by the time you read this. Uncertainties about the future have caused stress and anxiety for many of us. The election is only one of the many stressors of 2020. While it is hard to remain hopeful and optimistic, this is exactly what we must do. I hope that we have learned something from surviving the myriad of hardships we have faced, and we will emerge stronger, more empathetic to others and more adaptable.  More >
WEBINAR RECAP
Report on the First--and Hopefully Not Annual--Remote Judges' Luncheon
By J. Timothy Nardell
On October 28, MCBA hosted our annual judges’ luncheon. In the COVID-19 era, of course, it was not the usual festive in-person salmon and chicken affair at McInnis or the Four Points. Nonetheless, MCBA Board President Susan Feder presided over a Zoom meeting with grace and style while Presiding Judge Andrew Sweet, Assistant Presiding Judge James Chou, and Marin Superior Court CEO James Kim provided an update far different from last year’s.  More >
Notices
It's Time to Renew Your Membership
The renewal period for the Marin County Bar Association is underway. The deadline to be included in the online directory is January 31st.

Renew today and have one less thing on your end of year to-do list!

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There are many excellent reasons to be a member of MCBA, here are just a few:

NETWORKING
Build relationships with fellow attorneys and other professionals.

EDUCATION
In collaboration with our sections, we offer many CLE programs, covering topical and timely issues.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
MCBA, with The Marin County Law Library, offers free legal consultations through our Lawyers in the Library program.

SUPPORT and RECOGNITION
MCBA supports financially disadvantaged students pursuing a law school degree and all high schools participating in Mock Trial.

INFORMATIVE
MCBA’s website and monthly Marin Lawyer newsletter deliver updates on events, court notices, timely legal articles, and legal community news.

LEADERSHIP
MCBA membership provides access to an exclusive community of attorneys and other legal professionals. Explore your leadership potential through board and committee involvement.

AUTO-RENEWAL
Renewal is even easier with our auto-renewal service.
View step by step instructions for setting up auto-renew

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Not already a member? Join today!
ASK US ABOUT FIRM RENEWAL
Our firm renewal feature makes it easy to renew all your members each year.

We send just one invoice and handle the renewals for all your attorney and non-attorney legal professionals.

Membership in the local Bar is a smart employee perk!

Contact us at membership@marinbar.org to get started.
MCBA Member Listserv for Practice Areas
MCBA Members can join the listservs by clicking HERE. Signing up with your name and email address adds you to the MCBA-wide listserv. You can then check the boxes to be added to listservs for your specific practice areas. Because the listservs are opt-in, MCBA must approve each signup before you can send or receive emails.

Once you have been approved, use the following email addresses to email the listservs for your practice area(s):

All MCBA mcba@groupvine.com
ADR Section adr.mcba@groupvine.com
Barristers Section barristers.mcba@groupvine.com
Business Law Section business.mcba@groupvine.com
Construction Law Section construction.mcba@groupvine.com
Criminal Law Section criminal.mcba@groupvine.com
Diversity Section diversity.mcba@groupvine.com
Employment and Labor Law Section el.mcba@groupvine.com
Probate and Estate Planning Section ep.mcba@groupvine.com
Mentor Group mentorgrp.mcba@groupvine.com
Family Law Section familylaw.mcba@groupvine.com
Intellectual Property Section ip.mcba@groupvine.com
Litigation Section litigation.mcba@groupvine.com
Probate Litigation Section probatelit.mcba@groupvine.com
Real Property Section realproperty.mcba@groupvine.com
Tax Law Section tax.mcba@groupvine.com

Note: The listservs are for MCBA Members only.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Officers
President J. Timothy Nardell | Nardell Chitsaz & Associates
President Elect Robert Rosborough | Monty White LLP
Treasurer Ahtossa P. Fullerton | Wasacz, Hilley & Fullerton LLP
Secretary Scott Buell |Buell Law & Mediation
Past President Susan Feder | Susan Feder Mediation
5-Year Past President Joel Gumbiner | Williams & Gumbiner LLP

New Directors 2023
Chelsea Heaney | Vance & Wills, P.C.
Valerie Kushel | VGK Law
Thomas McCallister | Marin County District Attorney Office
Thomas McInerney | Ogletree Deakins
Mary Sackett | Office of Supervisor Damon Connolly

2021 Directors
Habib Bentaleb | Ragghianti Freitas LLP
Michael Chaput | Law Offices of J. Michael Chaput
Sarah Léger | Ragghianti Freitas LLP
G. Kelley Reid | Borton Petrini, LLP

2022 Directors
Emily Charley | Hanson Bridgett LLP
Kristine Cirby | Cirby Family Law
Christopher Locke | Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Ann Munene | Jones Clifford LLP
Karthik Raju | Marin County Public Defender Office

Thank you to Past President Charles Dresow, and 5-Year Past President Matthew White and Directors Marie Barnes, Gregory Brockbank, Andres Perez, and Nestor Schnasse, whose terms will expire at the end of 2020, for their invaluable support and stewardship.
News from the Marin County Superior Court
Commissioner Christopher Longaker and Referee Frank Drago to retire at the end of October 2020.
Read the Press Release Here

Janet L. Frankel and Paul J. Slavit Appointed to preside over Child Support and Traffic proceedings.
Read the Press Release Here
MCBA Annual Program Sponsors
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Calendar
Thu | Nov 05 | 12-1:30P
Probate and Estate Planning | Mentor Meeting
Probate and Estate Planning: Mentor Meeting
Fri | Nov 13 | 12-1P
Probate and Estate Planning | Section Meeting
Roundtable with the Marin County Probate Department
Judge Kelly V. Simmons | Marin County Superior Court
Trudy J. Verzosa | Probate Examiner, Marin County Superior Court
Thu | Nov 19 | 9A-4:30P
General | Bay Area MCLE Conference
Keynotes: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakayue, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Rory Little
Thu | Dec 03 | 12-1:30P
Probate and Estate Planning | Mentor Meeting
Probate and Estate Planning: Mentor Meeting
Fri | Jun 04 | 6-9P
General | RESCHEDULED TO 2021: MCBA Lifetime Achievement Dinner
Honoring Gary T. Ragghianti
Plated Dinner
New Members
Stacy Bond
Marin County Superior Court
stacy.bond@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Jennifer Charifa
Marin County Superior Court
jennifer.charifa@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Gina Compton
Marin County Superior Court
gina.compton@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Joey Dale
Marin County Superior Court
joey.dale@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Tahirah Dean
Legal Aid of Marin
tdean@legalaidmarin.org
857 225 4656
Non-Profit

Kristan Diefenbach
Marin County Superior Court
kristan.diefenbach@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Vita Johanson
Marin County Superior Court
vita.johanson@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Diane Kallett
Marin County Superior Court
diane.kallett@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Rachel Leff-Kich
Hanson Crawford Crum Family Law Group
rachel@hansonflg.com
650 358 1011
Attorney Membership

Harmony Mancino
Family and Children's Law Center
HMancino@faclc.org
415 492 9230
Non-Profit

Christina Marine
Marine Family Law
christina@marinefamilylaw.com
619 522 0874
Attorney Membership

Patty Okubo
Marin County Superior Court
Patty.Okubo@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Julie Segura
Marin County Superior Court
julie.segura@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Gloria Wu
Marin County Superior Court
gloria.wu@marin.courts.ca.gov
415 444 7334
Affiliate Legal Personnel

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