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Thu | Feb 09 | 5:30-8P
General | 2023 MCBA Installation Reception
Registration Closes Wednesday, February 8th

Honoring President Ahtossa Fullerton and the 2023 Officers & Board of Directors.

Please join Marin County's legal community as we install the 2023 Marin County Bar Association’s Officers and Board of Directors at Alexander Hall, University of the Redlands in San Anselmo. Join your colleagues and friends on Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 PM for an in-person event as we re-connect and celebrate with wine/beer and while we nosh on a variety of delicious savory appetizers from Fork Full of Earth, an organic catering company.

Installation Reception Schedule:

5:30 PM Doors Open, Registration and Networking

6:45-7:15 PM Program | The Ann Diamond Young Lawyer of Year Award to Ann Munene
Oath and Installation of 2023 Officers and Board of Directors

7:15-8:00 PM Celebration


Oath of Office Administered by: Judge Beverly Wood

2023 MCBA Officers:

President: Ahtossa P. Fullerton | Wasacz, Hilley & Fullerton LLP
President-Elect: Scott Buell | Buell Law and Mediation
Treasurer: Kristine Fowler Cirby | Cirby Family Law
Secretary: Thomas (Tom) M. McInerney | Ogletree Deakins

Past President: Robert S. Rosborough | Monty White LLP
5 Year Past President: Mary McLain | McLain Mediation

MCBA Board of Directors:
(to serve through 2023)
Chelsea E. Heaney | Vance & Wills, PC
Valerie G. Kushel | VGK Law
Thomas M. McCallister | Marin County District Attorney's Office
Mary M. Sackett | Marin County Supervisor, District 1

(to serve through 2024)
Neusha N. Ghaedi | DeMartini, Walker & Ghaedi LLP
Jeffrey G. Knowles | Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Mary A. Stearns | Alternate Defenders, Inc.
Alexander S. Vahdat | Berman Tabacco LLP
David L. Winnett | Liuzzi Murphy Solomon Churton Hale & Winnett LLP

(to serve through 2025)
Robyn B. Christo | Epstein Holtzapple Christo LLP
Morgan H. Daly | Morgan Daly Law Office
Shanti Eagle | Farella Braun + Martel
Lucie C. Hollingsworth | Legal Aid of Marin
Elisha J. Yang | Hanson Bridgett LLP

We will also recognize and celebrate our recipients of the 2023 MCBA Legal Education Scholarship while raising money for the MCBA Legal Education Scholarship Fund. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

2023 MCBA Scholarship Recipients:
Katiuska Pimental Vargas, 3L University of San Francisco School of Law
Alejandra Chumbes, 2L University of San Francisco School of Law
Samantha Cox Parra, 2L Berkeley School of Law
Natalie Dybeck, 1L University of California, San Francisco School of Law
Alexandria Kozak, 2L Golden Gate University Law School

Reception Appetizers
Location: Alexander Hall, Redlands University
Members: $100
Non-Members: $100
President's Message
Welcome Message
By Ahtossa Fullerton
Welcome to 2023! I hope all of you are faring well during this incredibly wet January. The beginning of a new year brings the promise of both change and renewal. For me, this new year marks the privilege of a year of service as President of the Marin County Bar Association. I am honored to be a part of this remarkable organization, and I look forward to a year of camaraderie, connection and great programming in the service of our mission.  More >
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Thu | Feb 09 | 5:30-8P
General | 2023 MCBA Installation Reception
Reception Appetizers
Thu | Feb 16 | 12-1P
Labor and Employment Law | Labor and Employment Law Section Meeting (in person)
Top Strategies to Break Impasse in Mediation
Debra F. Bogaards | Bogaards Mediation
Allan J. Gomes | Anderies & Gomes LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Feb 23 | 12-1P
Alternative Dispute Resolution | ADR Section Meeting (virtual)
The Art of Listening in the Midst of Conflict: How to Do it and Why it Matters
Stephen H. Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D | Mediation and Clinical Psychology
1.0 CLE | General
Tue | Feb 28 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting (virtual)
Unshackled: Reimagining The Practice of Law
Paul T. Llewellyn | Lewis & Llewellyn LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Mar 15 | 12-1:30P
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate | Probate & Estate Planning and Probate Litigation Sections Meeting (virtual)
2022 Year In Review: A Trivalent Dose for the Tridemic
Patrick A. Kohlmann | Temmerman, Cilley, & Kohlmann
John W. Prokey | Ramsbacher Prokey Leonard LLP
Steven P. Braccini | Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
1.5 CLE | General
Fri | Feb 24 | 9A-5P
General | 2023 Bay Area Women Lawyers Retreat (BAWLR)
February 24 - 26 Join us for this special two and half day retreat in stunning Napa Valley
5.0 CLE | General
Wed | May 10 | 9A-5P
General | CA Metro Bar Associations International CLE Trip
Law and Culture: Lisbon and Northern Portugal
Wed | May 17 | 12-1P
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate | Probate and Estate Planning & Probate Litigation Sections Meeting (in person)
Update with the Marin County Probate Court
Judge Kelly V. Simmons | Marin County Superior Court
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | May 11 | 12-1P
Alternative Dispute Resolution | ADR and Real Property Sections Meeting (virtual)
Mediating Real Property Disputes
Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor (Ret.) | JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer
Dolores B. Dalton | Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Sun | Jun 11 | 9A-5P
General | CA Metro Bar Associations International CLE Trip
Law and Culture: Scotland, UK
Office Space, Employment Opportunities, Services and More...
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