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Wed | May 18 | 5:30-7:30P
General | General Membership Meeting
Pizza, Beer, Wine: Meet the Candidates Running for Marin County Supervisor--District 1 and District 5
Gather with a cold beer, a glass of good wine and pizza. Learn about the candidate's positions and how they will address county issues.

Join MCBA at the lovely Loch Lomond Yacht Club to increase your civic knowledge of the Candidates running for Marin County Supervisor in District 1 and District 5.

Hear the candidates' views on issues important to Marin County, such as the economic recovery, the homelessness crisis, climate change, and racial justice.

District 1: Gina Daly and Mary Sackett

District 5: Eric Lucan, Colin Medalie, Kevin J. Morrison, and Jason Sarris


Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

No CLE will be provided.

Registration Fees: $20 for Early Bird (extended to FRIDAY May 13); then $25. Registration closes on Monday, May 16th.

COVID Vaccination: MCBA requires that each attendee be fully vaccinated (with one Booster) to attend this Event. All attendees & guests will be required to show proof of vaccination. No exceptions.

Alex Vahdat (Chair), Emily M. Charley, Morgan Daly, Matthew C. Lewis, and Nestor Schnasse

MCBA Program Committee
Location: Loch Lomond Yacht Club
Early Bird Members:$20
Early Bird Non-Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
President's Message
Being Well
By Robert Rosborough
The California Lawyers Association has designated this week Well-Being Week in Law. Since all of April was poetry month (admittedly, not a CLA designation), having just a week of well-being seems to give short shrift to a critical issue but I still applaud the CLA for focusing on the issue. In fact, the CLA addresses mental health every year the first week in May to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month. If you click through to its Health and Wellness page, you’ll find some helpful resources, including several live webinars this week, as well as past webinars, articles, and further links.  More >
Volunteers Needed
Lawyers In The Library Returns! Volunteers needed Saturday, May 14

We welcome and need volunteers from many substantive areas: Family Law, Probate and other Estate Planning, Landlord/Tenant, General Civil (procedural questions, small claims, or general questions), and Employment. You’ll meet in a breakout room during a shift for a 20 minute consultations, and provide guidance or suggestions on next steps. There is no further obligation for representation of the persons you meet with.

This program has assisted hundreds of Marin County residents over the last SEVEN years and fills an important gap to provide access and information about the justice system in our community.

Please click the link below for times when you can volunteer, and thank you!
Volunteer Sign Up >
The Honorable Richard H. Breiner
A Celebration of Life honoring the Honorable Richard H. Breiner will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at the Marin County Civic Center.

Please R.S.V.P. by sending an email to by May 15th.

Per request from the Breiner family, vaccinated guests only, please. Masks optional.
Help MCBA Fight Hunger in Marin

For over 30 years, the legal community has come together to help end hunger in San Francisco and Marin by supporting the SF-Marin Food Bank through their annual Food From the Bar campaign.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Food Bank is facing an unprecedented challenge to support the growing number of neighbors who are facing food insecurity. The Food Bank is currently serving almost twice as many households compared to before the pandemic.

Please donate whatever you can to support our community. The easiest way to donate is directly through the link below, which will take you to the Marin County Bar Association’s contribution page.

Together we can help our most vulnerable neighbors.

Thank you so much for supporting the Food Bank during the 2022 Food From The Bar campaign!
Thank You Event Sponsors





Mon | May 09 | 5-6:30P
General | The US Supreme Court and Abortion - What Happened, and What Does the Future Hold?
Presented by the ACBA, CCCBA, SMCBA, SCCBA, SFTLA, and the MCBA
Noreen Farrell | Equal Rights Advocates
Professor Rory Little | UC Hastings School of Law
Professor Michelle Oberman | Santa Clara University School of Law
Professor Radhika Rao | UC Hastings School of Law
1.5 CLE | General
Tue | May 17 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting
Beyond Moore/Marsden: Untangling Complex Real Property Reimbursements
Natalie McFarlin, CPA-ABV | Stegner McFarlin Spaete LLP
Alex Spaete, CPA-ABV, CITP | Stegner McFarlin Spaete LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | May 18 | 5:30-7:30P
General | General Membership Meeting
Pizza, Beer, Wine: Meet the Candidates Running for Marin County Supervisor--District 1 and District 5
Gina Daly | Member, San Rafael City Schools Board Of Education
Mary Sackett | Supervisor Aide / Attorney
Eric Lucan | Novato Councilmember / Businessman
Kevin J. Morrison | Nonprofit Community Advocate
Jason Sarris | Housing Advocate / Union Organizer
Colin Medalie | Deputy Sheriff
Thu | May 26 | 5:30-7:30P
Barristers | Spring Section Mixer Hosted by MCBA's Barristers Section
A Chance to Cross Pollinate--And Have a Beer
Appetizers | Wine | Beer | Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Thu | Jun 16 | 12-1P
Alternative Dispute Resolution | ADR and Litigation Sections Co-Host
STICKY SITUATIONS: How To Navigate Ethical Issues in Mediation
Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor (Ret.) | JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer
Susan G. Feder | Susan Feder Mediation
David L. Winnett | Liuzzi Murphy Solomon Churton Hale & Winnett LLP
1.0 CLE | Ethics
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
Ralph Cochran

Affiliate Member Retired

Andria Jaramillo
Legal Aid of Marin

415 492 0230

Theresa Macellaro
The Macellaro Firm, P.C.
310 399 8585
Affiliate Attorney

JC Willetts
Epstein Holtzapple Christo LLP
628 240 3847
Affiliate Legal Personnel

Office Space, Employment Opportunities, Services and More...
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