An Official Publication of
The Marin County Bar Association
Mary Sackett
Neusha Ghaedi
2023 September Issue


Open the magazine and then Click on Download for PDF of 2023 September Marin Lawyer
Thu | Oct 12 | 12-1P
General | General Membership Meeting (in person)
A Discussion of What to Expect in the 2023-2024 SCOTUS Term
MCBA begins its Fall Programming with Law Professor and SCOTUSblog contributor Rory Little’s update on what to expect in the Court's next term. This annual and very popular discussion offers MCBA members a glimpse of the U.S. Supreme Court's justice positions and their summarized discussions. Professor Little is a frequent NPR commentator on Supreme Court issues. He looks forward to sharing trends and predictions about the Court.

Note: This Event will NOT be recorded.

Event Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Networking & Registration begins at 11:30 AM
Presentation & Lunch: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Club Restaurant at McInnis Park/Golf Center
Lunch includes choice of three entrees:
1.0 CLE | General
Location: McInnis Club Restaurant
Early Bird Members:$70
Early Bird Non-Members: $100
Non-Members: $125
Wed | Oct 25 | 11:30A-1:15P
General | Annual Judges' Luncheon (in person)
Honoring the Marin County Superior Court
Join colleagues and friends as we honor our local bench and commissioners and receive a court update from Presiding Judge James Chou. The event also will celebrate retiring Judge Roy Chernus for his service and commitment to our legal community. This is a popular annual event. Sign up early to reserve your place. Strict venue policies will not allow drop ins unless there is a cancellation. Contact the MCBA office if you wish to purchase 8 tickets for a Firm table.

11:30 AM Registration and Networking
12:00 PM Program and Lunch
1:15 PM Adjournment

Note: This Event will Not be Recorded and No CLE will be offered.
Lunch includes choice of three entrees:
1.0 CLE | General
Location: Four Points Sheraton
Early Bird Members:$75
Early Bird Non-Members: $100
Non-Members: $125
Editor's Introduction
By Mary Sackett
This issue of the Marin Lawyer provides us the opportunity to reflect on community. Contributors write on a range of topics centering around community. MCBA President Athossa Fullerton updates us on the ongoing effort to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the fact that our societal understandings of sex and gender identities have evolved significantly since the ERA was first proposed in 1921. Gustavo Goncalves outlines the County’s progress on implementing AB 1185, civilian oversight of the Sheriff’s Office.  More >
President's Message
By Ahtossa Fullerton
As we move into Fall and our children go back to school, I write on a subject I have been thinking about for too many years – the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  More >
Tue | Sep 19 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting (virtual)
Parenting Coordination 101
Andrea Palash | Coats│Palash, LLP
Dr. Christine D. Pigeon, Ph.D. | Marriage and Family Therapist
1.0 CLE | General
Wed | Sep 20 | 12-1P
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate | Estate Planning & Probate Litigation Sections Meeting (virtual)
A True Story of How A Good Estate Plan And A Good Team Helped Resolve Elder Abuse in Marin
Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN | Aging Parents™
Dr. Mikol Davis | Aging Parents™
Mary L. Symons | Law Offices of Mary L. Symons
1.0 CLE | General
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
Sat | Sep 23 | 9A-12P
General | Clean Marin Coastal Clean Up Service Day (in person)
MCBA Community Service Day
Wed | Sep 27 | 6-9P
Diversity | MCWL Annual Business & Professional Women's Dinner
Keynote UC Law Professor Radhika Rao
Prof. Radhika Rao | UC Law
1.0 CLE | General
Fri | Oct 06 | 6-9P
General | Marin Trial Lawyer's Association (MTLA)
Annual Judge's Dinner
Sat | Oct 07 | 8:30A-5:30P
Alternative Dispute Resolution | Mediator Certificate Training
Mediator Certificate Training--5 Days
40.0 CLE | General
Tue | Oct 17 | 12-1P
Family Law | Family Law Section Meeting (virtual)
OurFamilyWizard--Improving Outcomes for Families with Structured Co-Parenting Communication
Katharine Rupp | Our Family Wizard, LLC
Matt Havrevold | Our Family Wizard, LLC
1.0 CLE | General
Thu | Oct 19 | 12-1P
Alternative Dispute Resolution | ADR Section Meeting (hybrid)
The Art of Bracketing
Tia Welch Maerz | Essential Law Group
Kari Erickson Levine | Erickson Levine Law & Mediation
Diana L. Maier | Maier Law Group
Patricia Prince | Patricia Prince, Prince Law & Mediation
1.0 CLE | General
Tue | Nov 14 | 9A-5P
General | MCBA 2023 MCLE Conference - Two Days (Nov 14-15) with Multiple tracks. One flat fee. (virtual)
A Collaborative Virtual Conference Hosting Scholars, Research Lawyers and Legal Experts
Wed | Dec 06 | 12-1P
Labor and Employment Law | Labor & Employment Law Section Meeting (virtual)
2023 Legislative Updates
Menaka N. Fernando | Partner, Outten & Golden
1.0 CLE | General
Office Space, Employment Opportunities, Services and More...
MCBA encourages submission of articles that may interest the legal community. The editor reserves the right to publish, decline to publish, edit, or otherwise modify any submission. Editorial material should be sent to Marin County Bar Association by email.