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 Chairs

Andres Perez
415 473 6450
aperez@marincounty.org

Mary Stearns
415 492 1039
marystearns@marin-adi.org

There are no upcoming Criminal Law events

WEBINAR RECAP
Jun 01, 2022
By Morgan H. Daly

At MCBA’s April General Membership Meeting, panelists from the three pillars of our local criminal justice system—the Bench, the District Attorney’s office, and the Public Defender’s office—each shared their perspectives on the local impacts of legislation aimed at reforming our criminal justice system.

Marin Superior Court Accepting eDelivery
Apr 13, 2022

Effective April 13, 2022, eDelivery, a service that will allow for the electronic submission of filing documents for Civil, Family, Probate, and Small Claims will be available on the Court’s website at http://www.marincourt.org/edelivery.htm. eDelivery is not mandatory, and also does not replace the Court’s future goal of implementing eFiling. The Court is in the process of updating its case management system which is a requirement for implementing eFiling. Please see Local Rule 1.51 and Emergency Local Rule 22.01 which govern the use of eDelivery.

New Administrative Orders and Local Rules Proposed
Apr 04, 2022
By Court Executive

New Administrative Orders posted

Celebration of Life for Judge Richard H. Breiner
Mar 02, 2022
By Gary T. Ragghianti

A Celebration of Life honoring the Honorable Richard H. Breiner will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at the Marin County Civic Center. We all lost a simply remarkable and iconic leader, lawyer, and judge when Richard H. Breiner died on February 26, 2022, at his home in San Rafael. He was 87 years old.

Dec 03, 2021
By Joel Gumbiner

It is an exciting time of the year for “new law” buffs. As always, California’s new laws are a mix of added protections for workers, consumers, citizens in general and the press. Some of these new laws may start trends across the country. What’s the saying? “As California goes, so goes the nation.”

Sep 04, 2021
By Laurie Vaala-Olsen

Patrons are slowly returning to the Marin County Law Library after our reopening to the public in May 2021. At present, we require all patrons to wear masks but have mostly returned to normal operations. Two of the Library's major public programs continue on Zoom, rather than in person: Lawyers in the Library and First Thursdays at the Marin County Law Library.