MCBA held its 2019 Installation Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser on February 3rd at the Marin Country Club in Novato. Over 150 MCBA members and friends attended the sold-out event, helping to celebrate the incoming Officers and Board of Directors and support a future generation of lawyers through MCBA's legal scholarship fund.

Past President Thomas Brown passed the gavel to incoming President Charles Dresow. The Honorable Kelly V. Simmons swore in the 2019 Officers and Board of Directors: President Charles Dresow, President Elect Susan Feder, Treasurer J. Timothy Nardell, Secretary Robert Rosborough, Past President Thomas Brown, Five Year Past President David Feingold and Directors Marie Barnes, Habib Bentaleb, Gregory Brockbank, Scott Buell, Michael Chaput, Ahtossa Fullerton, Sarah Léger, Andres Perez, Anna Pletcher, Kelley Reid, and Nestor Schnasse.

Three of our 2018 Legal Scholarship recipients, Christine Chong, Nadim Houssain, and Vanessa Sibrian, spoke passionately about their families and their plans after law school. MCBA Director Anna Pletcher led the fundraising portion of the evening and guests generously pledged nearly $11,000 to the MCBA Legal Scholarship Fund.

Attendees enjoyed a lively cocktail hour and a delicious plated dinner with a tasty dessert. Following the swearing-in ceremony was a Bourbon Tasting in the library where guests continued to mingle and socialize.

A special thank you to our Table Sponsors: Ragghianti Freitas LLP, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Marin County District Attorneys, Marin County Public Defenders, Marin County Counsel, and Alternate Defenders Inc. We also want to thank our Premier Wine Sponsor Thirty-Seven Wines, donated by Brayton Purcell, and our Wine Sponsors: Buell Law and Mediation, Foley & Lardner LLP, Greene Taubman Dias & Chernus LLP, Law Offices of Barrett RP Schaefer, Law Offices of Jonathan Pickett, Marie Barnes/MB Law, Resolution Remedies LLC, and Strick Schnasse Lawyers. We are truly grateful for your support of this event and the Marin County Bar Association.

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