The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the philosophical observation that everything is in flux and constantly changing, memorialized in his quotation: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”

It is in that spirit that we dedicate this issue of Marin Lawyer to the multitude of TRANSITIONS we are experiencing throughout the Marin legal community. We are proud to include submissions from our new Presiding Judge, The Honorable Mark Talamantes (who writes about our nationally lauded transition to electronic filing), our new President Scott Buell (who offers his observations on change), our President-Elect Kristine Fowler Cirby (who introduces us to our new Executive Director, Julie Cervetto), MCBA Director Morgan Daly (who introduces us to our newest judge, The Honorable Kevin Murphy), MCBA Barristers Section Co-Chair William Aspinwall (who writes about the recent high school mock trial competition and shows us how some of the best young minds in our community are coming for our jobs), Deputy Public Defender Rachael Keast (who writes about our Public Defender’s Office’s recent recognition as the California Public Defender’s Association’s Program of the Year), and MCBA Director Marrianne Taleghani (who writes about her interview with retired Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and her own recent transition to life as a mediator). We also recap our 2024 Board and Officers Installation Dinner and Legal Education Scholarship Fundraiser and introduce you to our impressive MCBA Scholarship recipients.

Let’s engage with MCBA and enjoy these exciting TRANSITIONS together, shall we?