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.

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415 499 1314
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There are no upcoming Criminal Law events

Mar 02, 2021
By George Usi

In a world where hackers seem to be able to break into just about any computer connected to the internet, have you considered the security of the tech you use every day? An important question at any time, it’s even more critical in our current work-from-home era.

Mar 02, 2021
By Daniel J. Schneider

Owning a young bi-coastal law practice has meant both growing pains and delights. COVID-19 added an entirely unexpected twist. After a year of change and uncertainty, my firm is now fortunate enough to need to hire our first associate. The most popular question during interviews is, “Are we expected to be in the office every day?”

Mar 02, 2021
By Cordell Wesselink, M.A.

There you are, scrolling through an email thread or the news feed of your favorite social media site, when what do you see? A comment by a colleague or friend that’s utterly outlandish! You can hardly believe it—how could they believe that? You limber up your fingers and thumbs and get ready to tell them how wrong they are…or you decide it’s not worth it and either do your best to ignore them or unfriend them immediately and never have contact with them again.

Dec 06, 2020
By Elaine Quinn

Between September and December 2018, students of the Amsterdam Law School (UvA) and Architectural Design students of the Rietveld Academy engaged in a collaborative project that involved challenging the current structures of the criminal courtroom and developing design concepts for the ideal space for justice. Thirteen innovative, inspired and thought-provoking designs were created. After a presentation to members of the courthouse in Amsterdam, including senior judges, it was agreed that two new juvenile justice courtrooms should be created, inspired by the students’ designs. The new courtrooms are due to open in early 2021, and represent a great step forward for a more human approach to criminal law. Similar projects are now underway in other Dutch cities.

Dec 06, 2020
By Marlon Washington

As the new chief probation officer for Marin County, I am excited to join a probation team that is well-regarded statewide amongst its peers, as well as a local criminal justice system that is cohesive and focused on constant improvement. I truly appreciate the welcome and support I have received in my first 90 days. Joining and leading a department during a pandemic, not to mention a period of social unrest and major legislative changes, is totally out of the norm but our team has been up to the task of adjusting to this new normal.

MCLE FAIR RECAP
Dec 04, 2020
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA hosted its first-ever all-virtual MCLE Fair last month. In another first, we partnered with multiple Bay Area bar associations, which allowed more people to attend at member rates. The Bay Area-wide audience and ability to appear via Zoom enabled us to attract prominent speakers and panelists from around the Bay Area and beyond. With thirteen separate programs over four days, including several panel discussions, program highlights will have to suffice for our recap.