An Official Publication of
The Marin County Bar Association
Chelsea Heaney
March 2023
Marin Lawyer Quarterly

Thu | Mar 30 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting (virtual)
A Conversation with Justice Carin Fujisaki on Diversity Equity and Inclusion and A Career in the Judiciary
The MCBA Program Committee along with the Marin County Woman Lawyers (MCWL) invites you to attend a virtual presentation with Justice Carin T. Fujisaki, 1st District Court of Appeal in conversation with Ahtossa Fullerton, MCBA President, to be held on Thursday, March 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Note: This will be a Zoom Meeting and your video/picture will appear onscreen in a small box.

Appellate Justice Carin Fujisaki worked at the State Supreme Court for nearly 30 years. Fujisaki worked on the court's Civil Central Staff, in the chambers of now retired Justice Marvin R. Baxter, and as principal attorney to Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. She always loved research and writing and said working within the court system was an "opportunity for me to fulfill my sense of public service with the strongest skills I had." Outside the courtroom, Fujisaki plays an active role in judicial administration, serving as an advisory member of the Judicial Council, as vice chair of a working group on how the courts can help address the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on homelessness in the state, and as a member of a group charged with addressing bias in court proceedings.

We will discuss Justice Fujisaki's personal trajectory to the bench, eliminating bias in courtroom proceedings, in judicial nominations, and in the community at large.

1.0 CLE will be provided towards Recognition and Elimination of Bias Credits.

***This presentation will not be recorded.***

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

MCBA Program Committee:
Alex Vahdat (Chair), Scott Buell, Morgan Daly, Ahtossa Fullerton, Nestor Schnasse and Mee Mee Wong
1.0 CLE | Bias
Location: Zoom Webinar
Members: $25
Non-Members: $25
President's Message
The Value of Your Local Bar
By Ahtossa Fullerton
Dear Friends, As I write my President’s Message from the Iranian American Bar Association Conference in Los Angeles, I consider the importance and relevance of bar associations in today’s world.  More >
Editor's Introduction
Marin Lawyer March 2023 Issue
By Chelsea Heaney
This issue of the Marin Lawyer picks up where the January 2023 Marin Lawyer left off, with an immigration-related piece profiling the Multicultural Center of Marin, written by MCBA Board Member and elected Marin County Supervisor , Mary Sackett. In her piece, Ms. Sackett details the incredible work performed by the Multicultural Center of Marin over the course of the past twenty years, including the organization’s focus on providing youth leadership opportunities, services for the unhoused, environmental justice working groups, and programs that promote and preserve the cultural assets of our immigrant communities.  More >
Thu | Mar 30 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting (virtual)
A Conversation with Justice Carin Fujisaki on Diversity Equity and Inclusion and A Career in the Judiciary
Justice Carin T. Fujisaki | 1st District Court of Appeal
Ahtossa Fullerton | Wasacz, Hilley & Fullerton LLP
1.0 CLE | Bias
Wed | Mar 22 | 12-1:30P
General | Judicial Mentor Program
What’s Really Stopping You From Applying?
Tue | Mar 21 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting (virtual)
DissoMaster: Advanced Tips & Tricks
Art Grater | DissoMaster Consultant
Megan Thompson, CPA, CVA, CFF | Thompson Accounting
Alex Spaete, CPA-ABV, CITP | Stegner McFarlin Spaete LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Mar 23 | 12-1P
Construction Law | Construction Law Section Meeting (virtual)
The Effective Use of Mediators, Special Masters and Arbitrators in Construction Cases
Sarah F. Burke | Burke ADR
Barbara S. Monty | Resolution Remedies LLC
D. Michael Schoenfeld | Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Mar 29 | 12-2P
Real Property | Real Property Section Meeting (in person)
2022 Year in Review, Significant Developments in California Real Property Law
Elizabeth Brekhus | Brekhus Law Partners
Neusha N. Ghaedi | DeMartini Walker & Ghaedi LLP
Riley F. Hurd, III | Ragghianti Freitas LLP
Timothy S. Galusha | Thompson Welch Soroko & Gilbert LLP
Leonard A. Rifkind | Rifkind Law & Mediation LLP
Spencer P. Scheer | Scheer Law Group, LLP
Derek A. Weller | Law Offices of Derek A. Weller
David F. Feingold | Ragghianti | Freitas LLP
Mark J. Rice | McNeil, Silveira , Rice & Wiley
George 'Josh' Sullivan | Legal Aid of Marin
2.0 CLE | General
Tue | May 09 | 12-1P
Labor and Employment Law | Labor and Employment Law Section Meeting (virtual)
Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations in Today’s Workplace
Diana Maier | Maier Law Group
Emily Harrington | Maier Law Group
1.0 CLE | General
Tue | Apr 18 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting (virtual)
Documenting Co-Parent Sobriety For Child Safety--What Is Effective?
Jason Sweetman | SOBERLINK
1.0 CLE | Substance Abuse
Thu | May 18 | 12-1P
Construction Law | Construction Law & IP Joint Sections Meeting (virtual)
The Intersection Between Copyright and Construction Law
Lawrence G. Townsend | Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, P.C.
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Apr 26 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting (in person)
Navigating a Civil Jury Trial Post COVID
Ronald P. Goldman | The Goldman Law Firm
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | May 10 | 9A-5P
General | CA Metro Bar Associations International CLE Trip
Law and Culture: Lisbon and Northern Portugal
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
Tue | May 16 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting (virtual)
How a Reverse Mortgage Creates Options to Resolve Divorce Issues Related to Division of Community Property
Homa Rassouli | Mutual of Omaha Reverse Mortgage
Shelley Giordano | Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning
Todd Schwartz | Mutual of Omaha Mortgage
1.0 CLE | General
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
Sun | Jun 11 | 9A-5P
General | CA Metro Bar Associations International CLE Trip
Law and Culture: Scotland, UK
Thu | Sep 21 | 12-1P
Alternative Dispute Resolution | ADR Section Meeting (virtual)
The Ethics of Growing a Mediation Practice
Joanna Barron | ADR Services, Inc.
1.0 CLE | Ethics
Office Space, Employment Opportunities, Services and More...
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