Upcoming Events




Thursday, October 29th , 2020
12:00 to 1:00 P.M. via Zoom 



The Honorable Mark Talamantes 
District Attorney Lori Frugoli 
Deputy Executive Director of Center
​for Domestic Peace ​Kate Kain

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Zoom Video Conference
CLE Credit: 1 General Credit
Cost: Free

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a disturbing increase in domestic violence crimes. With shelter-in-place orders and the closure of workplaces and schools, many domestic violence victims, including children, are trapped at home and unable to escape their abusers. While the need is greater, seeking help and safety is more difficult during these times.
During the National Domestic Violence Awareness month of October, join us for a panel discussion on the impact of the pandemic on the victims of domestic violence, how local authorities and organizations are handling this crisis, and how you can help.






Please join Marin County Women Lawyers for a carpool to
The San Francisco Women’s March.

To learn more visit:


Saturday, January 18
Carpool to SF
Meet in parking lot of Tyson & Mendes
(523 4th Street, San Rafael)
at 8:30am for a 9am departure to carpool.

Bring signs, snacks, and pink hats! Dress warmly!

If you plan to join,
Please RSVP to mcwomenlawyers@gmail.com.

More details will be emailed to all those who RSVP later this week.

























































The Marin County District Attorney is excited to announce they are hosting a free (MCLE credits!) gun violence restraining order training in Marin & Sonoma County. 
*Attendees must register prior to attending. 

Click Here to register July 25th in Marin County.Click Here to register July 24th in Sonoma County.

The San Diego City Attorney’s Office is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.0 hours of general credit (participatory). The Office of the City Attorney certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. 

Click here to visit California Women Lawyers

Wednesday, June 12

Business & Professional Women’s Dinner

Featured Speaker:
Phuong Phillips, Chief Legal Officer of Zynga

June 12, 2019, 6:00pm
The Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito

Monday, May 13

1-Hour MCLE

Time: 12-1pm
Piatti’s at 625 Redwood Highway in Mill Valley

Legal Issues in Education: Title IX Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Schools

Featured Speaker, Elizabeth Estes


Wednesday, April 24, 5-7pm

MCWL Happy Hour

At Terrapin Crossroads 

Let’s celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage over appetizers and cocktails!

MCWL Happy Hour 

Come catch up with fellow MCWL members!

Thursday, Feb. 21st
We’ll be there starting 5:00 PM,
but happy hour starts at 3:30 PM, ends at 6:30 PM

At Sausalito Seahorse
305 Harbor Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965

No host bar. No cost to attend.

Status of Reproductive Rights

Speaker: Amy Everitt
State Director

NARAL Pro-Choice California

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Piatti Restaurant

625 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley

Member Price: $45
Non-Member Price: $55

1 Hour MCLE Credit
Elimination of Bias

To register, click Pay Now.


MCBA 11th Annual MCLE Fair

Presented by:
Marin County Bar Association

Marin County Women Lawyers
Marin County Legal Professionals Associations 

Thursday, November 29, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Embassy Suites, San Rafael
Registration includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

Early Bird Registration (ends 11/9/18)
$250 Members

$300 Non-Members
$125 Non-Attorney Legal Professionals

General Registration (after 11/9/18)
$325 Members
$375 Non-Members
$150 Non-Attorney Legal Professionals

Keynote Speaker:  Ann O’Leary
Lawyering in Age of #MeToo, #TheResistance, #IncomeInequality

7 MCLE CREDITS with Bias, Ethics, and Substance Abuse

Intriguing topics include: Media, Pop Culture, & Crime | Rules of Professional Conduct Update | Navigating the California Legal Landscape for Cannabis Businesses | Breakout Workshops for Legal Professionals | Lawyers and Addiction | Do’s & Don’ts before the Marin Superior Court, and More…

Deadline for California State Bar MCLE (A-G) February 1, 2019.
Period: 2/1/16 – 1/31/19

To register and for more information, click 2018 MCLE Fair Flyer or visit https://marinbar.org/mcle-fair/?id=3 


MCWL Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

December 6, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m.
At the home of Commission Mary Grove in Mill Valley.
(Address to be provided to RSVP’ed guests)

Appetizers, wine, and champagne
followed by a buffet holiday dinner: 
turkey and the trimmings. 

Our unbeatable holiday party pricing:

  • Renew your MCWL membership ($65) to enjoy our holiday party for just $10.

  • Join both MCWL and California Women Lawyers (a total of $150) to enjoy our holiday party on us!  FREE!

  • Bring a guest who joins MCWL for the first time at $65 and your membership renewal will be reduced to $55 and you and your guest will enjoy the party with our compliments. FREE!

  • Can’t join this year but want to join in the festivities?  The cost of the party is $40.

You may pay through PayPal ( use the drop-down menu below) or at the door. If you plan to pay at the door, please email lorenachandler@comcast.net to RSVP.








2018 Holiday Party



MCWL Social Lunch

November 9, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 PM
Taj of Marin Restaurant, in the back room
909 4th Street, San Rafael
No-host buffet

California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct: What You Need to Know

1.5 Hours Ethics CLE
October 18, 2018
11:45 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at
Jason’s Restaurant
300 Drakes Landing Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Registration (includes lunch): $55.00

Joanna Storey, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Sarah Banola, Cooper, White & Cooper LLP
Kendra Basner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Starting November 1, 2018, California attorneys will be governed by a new set of Rules of Professional Conduct. Join us to learn about the key changes and how they may affect your practice. Topics include:
What is New (and not so new) in Conflicts?
What is a “True Retainer” and Can You Demand One?
What Are Your Duties to Prospective Clients?
How Do the New Rules Address Discrimination in the Law Practice?
Can You Have Sexual Relations with A Client?
How Other Changes to the Rules May Affect Your Practice


Sunday, July 15, 2018
Piper Park
250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
1:00-4:00 PM

Please join MCWL in celebrating summer by gathering with family and friends for a BBQ.

MCWL will provide gourmet BBQ for the grill (meat and veggie burgers, hot dogs and vegetables) and beverages, and we welcome guests to bring sides and snacks to share.

Click here to view the map of the park. We will have tables 26-28.

 To RSVP, email Claudia Brisson at cwbrisson@gmail.com


The Conversation Series: Wanden Treanor & Judge Faye D’Opal

(Open to members of Queen’s Bench and Marin County Women Lawyers only)

August 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM

Greenbrae (address provided upon registration) 


Join Wanden Treanor and the Hon. Faye D’Opal (Ret.) in Greenbrae for a unique, intimate conversation with the women of Queen’s Bench and Marin County Women Lawyers in our first inter-organizational Conversation Series! Ms. Treanor and Judge D’Opal will share experiences and insights about how they became leaders in their community, and discussion will focus on how Queen’s Bench and Marin County Women Lawyers can support, equip and assist their members to reach for, attain and excel in positions of public leadership and influence. This event is for lawyers early in their career. If you’re further along in your career, please refrain from registering at this time, but drop us a line letting us know you’re interested in a similar event and we’ll do our best to develop programs based on interest and demand.


Registration fee: $10
Registration is limited to 12 participants
Wine, sparkling water, and heavy appetizers will be served. 



Annual Business and Professional Women’s Dinner

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00-9:00 PM
The Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito

Guest Speaker: Vicki Trapalis 

Vicki Trapalis is a San Francisco attorney who devoted the past two and one half years volunteering in refugee camps in Greece and collaborates with Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need, which is dedicated to supporting, educating, sheltering, and showing compassion to all refugees. 

To learn more about Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need, visit http://lovewithoutborders4refugees.com.


MCWL May Social – RBG Documentary

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Meet at the State Room at 5:00 PM

(1132 4th Street, San Rafael)
Walk to Smith Rafael Film Center at 6:00 PM
(1118 4th Street, San Rafael)

Join us for a showing of the new documentary “RBG” in celebrating the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

For more information on the film or to purchase tickets in advance please visit: https://rafaelfilm.cafilm.org/rbg


Meet the Candidates for Marin County District Attorney

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
La Toscana, 3751 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael

Come mix and mingle with the three candidates for Marin County District Attorney: A.J. Brady, Lori Frugoli, and Anna Pletcher.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided, and the event is open to the public!



MCWL Holiday Party

Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:00-9:30 PM
At the home of the Honorable Commissioner Mary Grove

Ticket Prices:
2018 MCWL Membership + Holiday Party + 2018 CWL Membership = $200 (value of $300)
 2018 MCWL Membership + Holiday Party = $115
Holiday Party only for Members = $50
Holiday Party only for Non-Members = $60
Membership Renewal only = $65

To register, click here and follow the simple steps.
If you are experiencing any issues, please call Jasmine Davaloo at 415-226-4046