An Official Publication of
The Marin County Bar Association
Valerie G. Kushel, Guest Editor
June 2023 Marin Lawyer

Thu | Jul 27 | 5-8P
General | Marin-SF Mixer
Annual MCBA and CalCPA Midsummer Mixer
Join MCBA and CalCPA for an evening of mixing and mingling among fellow industry professionals - attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, banking and other financial professionals.

Socialize, connect, build professional relationships and friendships at the beautiful space at Own Marin with wine, appetizers and many professionals from the Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma areas.

The Midsummer Mixer will be held at: Own Marin Real Estate office, 109 Corte Madera in Town Center, Corte Madera.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
Estate & Investment Realty Group, Chris J. Henry
The McCarthy + Moe Group, A Compass Realtor
Homa Rassouli, Reverse Mortgage Specialist #NMLS 455497 | Mutual of Omaha
Marin Bail Bonds, Matt Ramsey

Must be 21 or over with proper ID to attend.
Location: Own Marin
Early Bird Members:$30
Early Bird Non-Members: $50
Non-Members: $60
Editor's Introduction
June Issue Marin Lawyer
By Valerie G. Kushel
In this issue of the Marin Lawyer, we discuss a topic very near to me – the issue of aging. As an estate planning attorney, part of what I do is prepare foundational documents to plan for potential incapacity, and assist family members if a loved one with an estate plan becomes incapacitated.  More >
President's Message
By Ahtossa Fullerton
Like the river’s never-ending flow, time passes and with it, the number of days since birth. All living things have this in common. As humans, we are bestowed with the gift of self-awareness and consciousness. We have the ability to plan for our later years and set a goal to age with purpose and enrichment.  More >
Application for ADR Directory Deadline June 15
To be eligible to apply, mediators must have completed at least 40 hours of mediation training and within the last two years have completed at least 5 mediations serving as a mediator (of which two may have been as a co-mediator or a member of a court-sponsored mandatory settlement conference); and commit to earning 10 CLE units on the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution over the next 3 years. Eligible applicants must sign a certificate agreeing to comply with all applicable ethical requirements; and serve as an ADR neutral on a pro bono or modest-means basis in at least one case per year, not to exceed eight hours, if requested by the court. The court must establish the eligibility requirements for litigants to receive (and the application process for them to request) ADR services on a pro bono or modest-means basis.

MCBA ADR Section Members may apply to be listed in the ADR Directory. Additional fees apply.
Link to eligibility and the form is HERE.

Approved applicants can view the Directory at which is connected to the Marin County Court website.
Wed | Jun 14 | 5:30-9P
General | Legal Aid of Marin
Jam for Justice: Celebrating with music from the 80's
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
Tue | Jun 20 | 12-1P
Labor and Employment Law | Labor and Employment Law Section Meeting (virtual)
A Review of Significant CA Wage and Hour Cases in 2022
Hunter Pyle | Hunter Pyle Law
Jennifer Kramer | Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Tue | Jun 20 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting (virtual)
Spousal Support: Difficult Issues, Your Questions Answered
Renee Chernus | Greene Taubman Dias Chernus Simborg & Dominguez LLP
Alexandra 'Lexi' Mussallem | Mussallem Family Law, P.C.
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Jun 21 | 12-1P
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate | Probate & Estate Planning and Probate Litigation Sections Meeting (virtual)
Elder Abuse: How Marin County Agencies and Law Enforcement Investigate and Pursue Elder Abuse Claims (Part 2 of 2)
Investigator York Tsuruta | Marin County District Attorney's Office
Detective Kevin Brady | Marin County Sheriff's Office
Detective Melissa Wichman | Marin County Sheriff's Office
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Sep 07 | 12-1P
Litigation | Litigation and Real Property Sections Meeting (virtual)
Unveiling the Hidden Costs: Exploring the Consequences of Wrongfully Denied Requests for Admissions and the Impact of 998 Offers
James D. Rush | Rush Injury Law
Houman Chitsaz | Nardell Chitsaz & Associates LLP
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Jul 27 | 5-8P
General | Marin-SF Mixer
Annual MCBA and CalCPA Midsummer Mixer
New Members
Wendy Macy

Kyle McLorg Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Rory Campbell Hanson Bridgett

Clayton LaPoint Hanson Bridgett

Cole Benbow Hanson Bridgett

Rory Campbell Hanson Bridgett

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