Aug 02, 2018
By Robert Rosborough
Immigration has been front-page news more times than I can count in the last several months, not to mention since the start of the 2016 election cycle. I would like to thank our guest editor this month, Anna Pletcher, for curating a topical immigration-themed issue. The vast majority of the immigration news coverage has been about illegal immigration. Melissa Harms has written an eye-opening article on the Trump administration’s changes to legal immigration.
Aug 01, 2018
By Thomas Brown
We have crossed the 50-yard line of 2018 and I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on what we’ve accomplished at the Marin County Bar Association and what we still hope to do this year. In my January message, I reminded you of MCBA’s Mission Statement: “To involve, encourage, and support bar association members, to serve as a liaison to the Marin County Courts, and to educate the community and enhance access to legal services.” One of the ways we advance those goals is through our monthly membership programs.
Jul 30, 2018
By Marin Lawyer
The Marin Lawyer sat down with Scott Buell, mediator and MCBA’s newest board member, who stepped in when Toussaint Bailey stepped down to run a wealth management firm. Scott shared with us an interesting look at his career and the role the Affordable Care Act played in making his current career feasible.
JULY MEMBER LUNCHEON
Jul 29, 2018
By Susan Feder
MCBA members who attended our July membership meeting and lunch heard an informative and interesting presentation on how the gig economy is changing the legal landscape. Exploding developments in technology and the popularity of online app-based companies have shifted the business paradigm in many areas. With these increased business opportunities come significant legal challenges, however.
4th Annual Midsummer Mixer: MCBA, CalCPA, and CFA
Jul 28, 2018
By Mee Mee Wong
Over 120 professionals enjoyed shared conversations, networking and nibbles. Old friendships were nurtured and new acquaintances were made at the 999 Fifth Street patio.
UPDATE FROM A POLITICAL JUNKIE
Jul 27, 2018
By Gregory Brockbank
Our political columnist assesses the June primary election results and begins a discussion of what's going to happen in November.