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Thu | Jan 27 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting
The Great Resignation-Is It An Opportunity?
This month's MCBA General Membership Meeting on "The Great Resignation--Is It An Opportunity?" will be held virtually on Thursday, January 27th from Noon to 1:00 PM.
Whether you are preparing to close, sell or buy a law practice - this program will provide insightful advice and tips.

- How does a lawyer decide to hang it up?
- When is it the right time to retire?
- Could you sell your practice?
- What would a prospective buyer be looking for in deciding to buy a practice?
- What are the State Bar Guidelines for closing a practice?
-What is the Duty of Confidentiality under Business & Professions Code section
6068(e)(1) and Evidence Code section 952 and how does this apply to selling a practice?

Get the answers to these and other questions.

***For those that can not attend but are interested in the post meeting recording, we require you to Register for the event. Once the presentation is over, if the recording is adequate, we send it (via DropBox) to those that were not able to attend. If the recording is not adequate, we will refund your registration fee. MCBA does not provide CLE for viewing recordings post presentation.***
1.0 CLE | General
Location: Hosted Webinar
Members: $25
Non-Members: $50
President's Message
Engaging 2022
By Robert Rosborough
Welcome to 2022. And quite a welcome it is. It seems we have more to learn about pandemics. I am hopeful Omicron’s lesson will be shorter than other recent teachings but if we have learned anything, it is to be skeptical of anyone who expresses certainty. I am certain, though (see what I did there?), that flexibility and resilience will continue to be essential to our ability to function, not to mention make progress.  More >
Please see the request below from Judge Haakenson:

Attorney volunteers are needed for the upcoming High School Mock Trial Competition scheduled for Saturday, January 29th and Saturday, February 5th.
  • There are 18 trials scheduled
  • Each trial needs 3 jurors/scoring attorneys
  • Volunteers typically hear 2 trials
  • Each round will be about 2 hours
  • The competition will be conducted via Zoom
We need to fill 54 total slots and currently have 7 volunteers. Your help is greatly appreciated!

If you would like to volunteer, please email with Mock Trial Volunteer in the subject line.
Due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, we tentatively rescheduled the 2022 MCBA Installation Reception to February 17th.

Please stay tuned for updates.
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It is time to renew your membership for the upcoming year. Not already a member of MCBA? Now is the time to join. The deadline to be included in the online directory is January 31st.

The Marin County Bar Association is proud to be a part of our legal community for over 80 years. There are many excellent reasons to be a member of MCBA, here are just a few:

Build relationships with fellow attorneys and other professionals.

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

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

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

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

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

A member only listserv for specific practice areas.

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

Special offers from select partners.

We are here to help!

Please contact us at or 415-499-1314 if you have any questions or need assistance with your MCBA membership.
Program Sponsorship Packages Are Available for All Budgets

Gain visibility and brand recognition for your business throughout the well-heeled, educated Marin County legal and professional community. Our members include public and private sector attorneys across disciplines, as well as legal support professionals including CPAs, bankers, and real estate professionals.

Marin County Bar Association relies on its members and sponsors to support our many valuable legal programs. These programs include our Legal Scholarship Fund, Lawyers in the Library, high school Mock Trial, and our many public education and MCLE events.

Please review our many sponsorship benefits and contact us today at or call 415-499-1314.
Join an elite group committed to and acknowledged for the vitality of our Bar Association. Leadership Circle contributions permit MCBA to better address and expand community programs such as Teens in the Law and Marin County’s Mock Trial Program, among others. Leadership Circle contributions also provide much needed capital to underwrite our MCLE initiatives and keep current with technology advances.

Your $500 contribution is a significant source of support. Leadership Circle members receive expanded visibility throughout the year at Membership Meetings, monthly email newsletter, and at special events.

Interested in the Leadership Circle? Contact MCBA at or call 415-499-1314.
Tue | Jan 18 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting
Court Update with Family Law Judges
Judge Verna A. Adams | Marin County Superior Court
Judge Mark A. Talamantes | Marin County Superior Court
Judge Sheila Shah Lichtblau | Marin County Superior Court
Commissioner Janet L. Frankel | Superior Court of California, County of Marin
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Jan 19 | 4:30-6P
General | MCBA Pro Bono and Community Outreach Committees
Legal Aid of Marin--Virtual Consumer Rights Training
1.5 CLE | General
Thu | Jan 27 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting
The Great Resignation-Is It An Opportunity?
James L. Cunningham, Jr. | CunninghamLegal
Wanden P. Treanor | MCBA Past President
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Mar 17 | 5:30-8P
General | 2022 MCBA Installation Reception (NEW Rescheduled Date)
Thu | Feb 24 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting, Hosted by the Construction Law Section
The Technical and Legal “Underpinnings” of the Millennium Tower Project
Mark J. Rice | McNeil, Silveira , Rice & Wiley
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Jun 29 | 5:30-9P
General | MCBA Lifetime Achievement Dinner (New Rescheduled Date)
Honoring Gary T. Ragghianti
Appetizers and Pre-Selected Entree Stations
New Members
Fred Anderson
415 767 5800
Attorney Membership

Karina Delzell
Brown & Delzell
415 925 9212
Attorney Membership

Carole Gray
McNeil, Silveira, Rice & Wiley
415 472 3434
Attorney Membership

Zachary Harmon
Marin County District Attorney's Office
415 473 3648

Curt Hennecke
Brayton Purcell LLP
415 898 1555
Attorney Membership

Brandy Hillman-Azevedo
Brayton Purcell LLP
415 898 1555
Attorney Membership

Cameron Jones
Marin County District Attorney's Office
415 473 3648

Paul Llewellyn
Lewis & Llewellyn LLP
415 800 0592
Attorney Membership

Kassandra Long
Marin County District Attorney's Office
415 473 3648

Mario Pallari
Law Offices of Helen Olive Milowe
415 256 5400
Attorney Membership

Marvin Pederson
415 785 8293
Attorney Membership

Vineeth Pillai
Brayton Purcell LLP
415 898 1555
Attorney Membership

Brian Roberts
Marin County District Attorney's Office
415 473 6450

Brian Varghese
Marin County District Attorney's Office
415 473 6450

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