Welcome to 2023! I hope all of you are faring well during this incredibly wet January. The beginning of a new year brings the promise of both change and renewal. For me, this new year marks the privilege of a year of service as President of the Marin County Bar Association. I am honored to be a part of this remarkable organization, and I look forward to a year of camaraderie, connection and great programming in the service of our mission.
I would like to express my appreciation to our 2022 outgoing President Robert Rosborough, who gracefully led this organization through the unique challenges of an ongoing pandemic. Rob could always counted upon for his tireless work ethic, level head and kind humor. He has been an essential part of the MCBA Board, serving as Editor of the Marin Lawyer, in addition to his many years of Board and Committee service. As he steps back from his Editor role, we are working on filling a significant vacancy on our newsletter team. MCBA members who have interest in working on the newsletter are encouraged to reach out to MCBA to join us in producing this dynamic, important communication.
We hope to see all of you at our upcoming, annual Installation Dinner, taking place on February 9t at Alexander Hall in San Anselmo. We will celebrate our new board, welcome our 2023 MCBA Scholarship recipients, and present the Ann Diamond Young Lawyer Award to this year’s recipient, the amazing Ann Munene. Please purchase your tickets quickly, as space is limited.
We also hope you will join us for an incredible line-up of upcoming programs. February 23rd, the ADR Section presents “The Art of Listening in the Midst of Conflict: How to Do it and Why it Matters.” On March 15th, the Probate and Estate Planning Section presents “A Year in Review of Recent Probate Case Law.” And, our March 30th membership meeting introduces Justice Carin Fujisaki, who will discuss her work at the Court of Appeal and her experience as Principal Attorney to former Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye.
I hope to spend this year facilitating engagement and participation in MCBA, as well as promoting respect, civility and kindness among our members and the bar as a whole. We are so fortunate to be practicing law in such an incredible place. Together, let’s make 2023 a year to remember!
Ahtossa Fullerton