Pro Bono Reception Postponed


Postponed (Originally scheduled for April 2, 2020)

Judge Edward M. Chen | United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Judge Andrew Sweet | Presiding Judge, Marin County Superior Court

Due to countywide concerns over the spread of COVID-19, MCBA will reschedule certain upcoming Events.


Once the event has been rescheduled, your registration will be applied to the new date.

If you are not able to attend, we will issue a refund upon request.

Given the uncertainty of this dynamic situation, we are actively looking at virtual programming. Please stay tuned for updates.

For more information about Marin County’s response to the Covid-19, see:

Please attend this festive evening reception to honor our community’s outstanding pro bono legal providers of the past year. We will award the State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for 50 or more hours of pro bono service. And we will honor the many volunteers for Legal Aid of Marin and for MCBA’s Lawyers in the Library who have donated numerous hours to counsel members of the community in need.

Remarks by Hon. Edward Chen, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Presentations by Judge Andrew Sweet, Presiding Judge of the Marin Superior Court.
Acknowledgments by Stephanie Haffner, Executive Director, Legal Aid of Marin and
Robert Rosborough, Officer, Marin County Bar Association.

LAM Attorney Araceli Ontiveros-Venegas speaks at College of Marin

Uncover your tenant rights with LAM Staff Attorney Araceli Ontiveros-Venegas.
LAM Staff Attorney Araceli Ontiveros-Venegas has extensive experience empowering tenants on housing matters.

Join LAM Staff Attorney Araceli Ontiveros-Venegas for a special discussion on renter’s rights at College of Marin on Wednesday, November 12.

Ontiveros-Venegas’ discussion, “Renter’s Rights: Uncover Your Rights As a Tenant,” is part of the free “Student Success Speaker Series,” hosted by College of Marin at noon on Wednesdays in the Deedy Lounge of the Student Services building.

“Knowing your rights as a tenant is so important — especially in areas like Marin where there is no rent control,” said Ontiveros-Venegas, who has been empowering tenants on housing matters since joining LAM as a Staff Attorney in 2012. “I’m looking forward to speaking to COM students about their rights, and offering tips they can use to advocate for themselves.”

Marin City Meet and Greet with LAM’s Ann Munene

LAM and The Hannah Project invite you to a meet and greet with Ralph S. Abascal Fellow Ann Munene
Ralph S. Abascal Fellow Ann Munene joined LAM in September.

LAM invites you in welcoming Ralph S. Abascal Fellow Ann Munene for a special meet and greet at The Hannah Project in Marin City from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24.

Ann joined the LAM staff to provide worker’s rights advocacy with emphasis on outreach to Marin’s African American and Black Immigrant community. Together with LAM, Ann will offer community workshops and legal clinics to educate and advise on employment rights. Ann will hold office hours in Marin City every Wednesday beginning in October.

Come and find out how we can all partner together to serve the Marin City Community around employment related legal issues.

Continental breakfast will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Ann directly at; (415) 492-0230, Ext. 311.

Legal Aid of Marin hosts Post Labor Day Law Clinic

FREE clinic from 1-5 p.m. this Friday
To help level the legal playing field, LAM hosts several free legal clinics throughout the year.

In order to better serve the legal needs of Marin County residents, LAM is continuing its long tradition of hosting at Post Labor Day Law Clinic. The FREE clinic will be from 1-5 p.m. this Friday, September 05 in LAM’s offices at 30 North San Pedro Road, Suite 220. This special clinic will be staffed by attorneys and law students who will address questions from participants concerning  civil legal issues.

UPDATE – appointments are now closed for this clinic. For cancelations call (415) 492-0230, Ext. 0.

Legal Aid of Marin partners with One Justice for Summer Clinics

Free clinics in San Geronimo, Tomales and Point Reyes Station.
LAM and OneJustice's Justice Bus Project will be in Tomales from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday July 10.

Legal Aid of Marin is partnering with the OneJustice’s Justice Bus® Project  this summer to host a series of free legal clinics in the communities of San Geronimo, Point Reyes Station and Tomales. Pro bono attorneys will answer questions about a wide variety of legal issues from housing and employment to consumer debt and senior legal issues. All three events are open to the general public.

These free legal clinics are part of OneJustice’s award-winning Justice Bus Project, which supports and expands the capacity of legal services organizations like Legal Aid of Marin to serve clients by connecting urban law student and attorney volunteers with rural and isolated communities in need.

“Rural Californians face barriers to basic services that most of us take for granted, like assistance with housing, employment, consumer debt, and other civil legal matters,” said Renée Schomp, OneJustice’s Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. Last year, the Justice Bus Project and Legal Aid of Marin served 60 individuals over the course of two one-day clinics in San Geronimo and Point Reyes Station. This year, the program has expanded to include a third clinic in Tomales.

Clinic Schedules:

San Geronimo: Thursday, June 19, 2014

1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

San Geronimo Valley Community Center

6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo,CA

Tomales: Thursday, July 10, 2014

1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

Tomales Town Hall

27150Main St., Tomales, CA


Point Reyes: Friday, July 25, 2014

1:15 p.m.—5:15 p.m.

Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center

503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA



Legal Aid of Marin – (415) 492-0230 ext. 0

All Stars de Marin – Nuestra Gala 2013

Únase a nosotros en nuestra gala anual que celebra 55 años de servicio al Condado de Marin!

Legal Aid of Marin celebra el trabajo en equipo y la excelencia de este año. Patrocinadores, voluntarios, colaboradores y un gran personal son el punto de partida para la Asistencia Legal de la visión de un nivel de juego y una pasión por ayudar a los demás de Marin. Cualquier persona que apoya nuestro trabajo es un All Star de Marin!
Viernes, 31 May 2013 6:00-10:30pm
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, California
Compre sus entradas ahora!

Nuestros Patrocinadores





Bank of Marin
Cynthia Abesa & Sean Hogle
Shartsis Fries


Chavez & Gertler
Renee & Roy Chernus
David Sutton
Mediation & Arbitration
Charles Dresow
Duane Morris
Emison Hullverson
Freitas McCarthy
MacMahon & Keating
The Resolution Experts
Philip Levin & Associates
Alexandra Mussallem
Sonoma Bank
Charles & Maryanna Stockholm
Walker Hamilton & Koenig
Warren Law Firm
Warren & Christie Webster


Robert Erickson
Mechanics Bank
Peter & Ellen
Presidio Bank




Encuentre los Homenajeados Marin Justice League 2013


Fenwick & West LLP

Senior F&W Associate Saundra Riley (pictured at left) and our phenomenal Equal Justice Works Fellow Joanna Shalleck-Klein successfully co-counseled a worker’s rights case. Fenwick & West has partnered with LAM for many years through Pro bono work, law clinics and a Summer Justice Bus in West Marin. LAM is grateful for the support of F&W.

Chris Locke

Environmental Attorney and Senior Partner with Farella Braun + Martel
LAM Board Member; Part-time Race Car Driver

When it comes to helping the community, Chris Locke does not know how to say no. Over the past 25 years, he has shown this time and again through his remarkable wisdom as both a volunteer attorney and as a LAM Board Member (and past Board President). LAM would not be what it is today without Chris Locke.

Rocio “Cio” Hernandez, MFT

Licensed Mental Health Practioner

With her infectious personanlity and committment to social justice, Cio Hernandez has become one of LAM’s strongest allies. Whether through her work in the Bi-National Health Week, client referrals or contributions to Medical Legal Partnership programs, Cio improves Marin every step of the way.

Vinh Luu

Project Director for Asian Advocacy Project

Time and again, LAM has been the beneficiary of Vinh Luu‘s groundbreaking work in leveling the playing field for Marin’s Asian Community. His efforts in ensuring that the County provide information in multiple languages directly led to improved legal services for the Asian community. Vinh is a leader and a true visionary.


Major League Supper Plates by Stacy Scott Catering


Jump Shot Cocktails at the Home Bench Bar


High Card Walk-off to win Sports Prizes


Victory Dancing in the End Zone with the Soul Satellites Band Featuring Bonnie Hayes

Ir de Compras

Score Wine + Sports Memorablia at the Silent Auction


Dress as your favorite athlete. Business or cocktail attire acceptable.

Festejar por una Causa!

For more information, please contact Jan Baldwin at

or call (415) 492-0230 x309
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