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2021 Officers & Board of Directors Slate Announced
Oct 15, 2020
The slate for MCBA's 2021 officers and board of directors has been announced. Please join us on October 28 as the 2021 officers and new board members will be voted on during our virtual general membership meeting, which features an update from the Marin Superior Court.
Oct 01, 2020
By Susan Feder
On September 18, our nation lost a fierce leader for justice and equality: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fondly known as “Notorious RBG” or just “RBG.” Both as an advocate and a jurist, she was instrumental in furthering the cause of gender equality in our country.
Sep 30, 2020
By Paul Gruwell
MCBA’s probate and estate planning section hosted an extra meeting in September in order to learn the latest news from the probate court about operations during the pandemic. Section Co-Chair Timothy Barteau moderated an insightful question and answer session with Marin Superior Court’s Probate Judge, the Honorable Kelly V. Simmons, and the court’s Probate Examiner, Trudy Verzosa. The meeting featured questions on topics ranging from current court procedures to best practices for remote hearings to what to expect in coming months.
Sep 04, 2020
By Robert Rosborough
We chose our criminal justice theme for this issue back in December. Little did we know just how prominently many of the issues addressed in this month’s articles would figure in today’s headlines, not to mention the political landscape.
Sep 03, 2020
By Susan Feder
Last month, our nation celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The 19th Amendment boldly proclaims that, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” The road to this amendment was long and difficult. The organized movement began in 1848 at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. While the faces of the many courageous women who fought for its passage were diverse, the new law did not benefit all women. Black women and other women of color had to wait another 45 years until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be able to exercise their right to vote.