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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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.

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.)