Dec 04, 2019
By Robert W. Wood
Under the Trump tax reform, plaintiffs in many types of litigation will pay tax on 100 percent of their recoveries, including the shares to their contingent fee lawyers, with no deduction for legal fees. He explores who is affected and possible workarounds that litigants may now try.
Dec 01, 2019
By The Marin Lawyer
MCBA thanks the 2019 section chairpersons and highlights some of the CLE programs.
Jul 01, 2019
By Scott Buell
The Marin Lawyer recently sat down with Dan Rossi, the new co-chair of MCBA’s Barristers section, at his office in San Rafael. Also present was Dan’s friendly black Lab, Zita.
Apr 30, 2019
By Cynthia McGuinn and Daniel B. Pleasant
What do Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible have in common? Each playwright used dramatic forms to explore questions of justice, setting the action of each play in a courtroom setting where that theme can be explored.
Apr 04, 2019
By Robert Rosborough
As a mediator, it’s not surprising that I am often encouraging folks to explore alternatives to litigation. Of course, any mediator knows that there are situations where mediation is not going to work (even aside from the situation I often face, which is getting families to the table who are not in litigation.)
Apr 03, 2019
By Charles Dresow
Income inequality is very much in the news. There is no doubt that income inequality and differences in economic status lead to unequal access to justice. Discussion of unequal access and education on causes and solutions is an important role for our Bar Association.