Section Criminal Law

The Criminal Law Section helps further the achievement of fair, speedy, and effective administration of criminal justice. Prosecutors, private defense counsel, judges, law professors, correctional and law enforcement personnel, law students, public defenders, and other criminal justice professionals are encouraged to join. The Criminal Law Section provides members with continuing legal education (CLE) programs and a network of support.

Section Chair

David I. Brown
415 226 9658

Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated July 1, 2019
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Resources Navigating Your Practice During COVID-19
Apr 01, 2020

MCBA is working to deliver information and essential resources to our membership to navigate their practices during COVID-19 crisis. Our neighboring Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) shared a program to assist small and solo practices.

ALERT from Marin Courts
Mar 16, 2020

As of April 1, 2020. Presiding Judge Andrew Sweet signed a new administrative order closing Marin Superior Courts for non-essential matters till June 1. Link to court order

Dec 04, 2019
By Edmond McGill

Forrest Tucker, unlike so many of us in this beautiful county, was not happy to be here. He didn’t like his small cell at San Quentin Prison so he and two other convicts made a plan to relocate.

Dec 01, 2019
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA thanks the 2019 section chairpersons and highlights some of the CLE programs.

Nov 02, 2019
By Dori Ahana

The prevention of gun-related violence is a top priority for law enforcement. Accordingly, law enforcement agencies have begun to turn increasingly to the Gun Violence Restraining Order ("GVRO") as a tool to help avert tragedies resulting from gun violence. In California, GVROs are civil court orders that prohibit a person from owning, purchasing, possessing, receiving, or having in their custody or control, any firearms or ammunition.

Nonprofit Profile
Aug 02, 2019
By The Marin Lawyer

Elissa Lasserre, a criminal defense lawyer for indigent defendants, founded New Beginnings Law Center in 2015.