Section Diversity

The Diversity Section promotes the values of diversity and inclusion throughout the Marin County legal community. It also promotes the interests of residents of color and other underrepresented groups in the county. The Section provides Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on the elimination of bias in the legal system.

Section Chairs

Kevin T. Haroff
415 860 3356

Roni Pomerantz
415 703 1814

There are no upcoming Diversity events

Mar 20, 2023
By Holly Sutton, Rebecca Stephens, and Jamie Talt

California has passed several new or amended employment laws covering topics ranging from off-duty marijuana use, reproductive rights, California Family Rights Act, COVID-19, criminal law and the workplace, new avenues of enforcement against employers, privacy, and pay transparency, among others. Some of these laws took effect January 1, 2023, while others will take effect January 1, 2024. Employers should evaluate their personnel rules and practices to ensure they keep pace with these changes.

Judge's Profile
Mar 20, 2023

MCBA took the opportunity to learn more of the personal side of Judge Verna Adams. Congratulations Judge Adams for serving on the Marin Superior Court for more than 23 years.

President's Message
Mar 20, 2023
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.

A Conversation with Author Paul T. Llewellyn
Mar 20, 2023
By Alex Vahdat

On February 28, 2023, the Marin County Bar Association held its monthly general meeting with Board member Alex Vahdat interviewing Paul Llewellyn about Paul’s new book, Unshackled: Reimagining the Practice of Law. Paul is the founding partner of Lewis & Llewellyn, a boutique litigation firm in San Francisco and he brings a unique perspective to the topic of reforming the legal profession having studied and practiced law in England before coming to the United States. Relying on that experience, Paul discussed a wide variety of ideas ranging from how law students are trained, the billable hour model, and civility amongst attorneys.

Nonprofit Profile
Mar 20, 2023
By Mary Sackett

One organization bringing together our history and cultures is the Multicultural Center of Marin (MCM). 20 years ago, MCM started as a welcome center in the Canal District of San Rafael with a mission to uplift our diverse immigrant population, to hold a space for families in crisis and those experiencing food insecurity, and to provide resources.

Mar 20, 2023
By Christopher Locke and Ann Munene, Co-Chairs of MCBA Legal Scholarship Committee

MCBA founded its Legal Education Scholarship in 2011 under the leadership of MCBA President Otis Bruce. The vision was to establish a scholarship fund to help deserving law students connected to Marin County with their law school expenses. Seeded with an initial $50,000, the fund has provided 36 scholarships to 23 recipients. Every year, MCBA is proud to advance the legal careers of these accomplished students and to expand the ranks of the MCBA Legal Education Scholarship alumni.