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- Occupation: Public Interest Attorney
- 18 years experience as a community-based lawyer and small business owner with clients from all cultures and economic backgrounds
- Serves Marin County as a Judge Pro-Tem, hearing evidence and deciding cases
- Legal Director of the Legal Self-Help Center of Marin, increasing access for citizens to our legal system
- Has litigated hundreds of contested legal cases and settled many more
- Chair of Marin Community Foundation's Board of Trustees
- Selected "Lawyer of the Year" by the Marin County Bar Association
- While a Judge should have no "political" priorities, it is my belief that judges should work to improve access to our legal system for all
- I will help our judiciary in its outreach to improve the public's confidence in our court system
- I support, and have worked for innovative solutions to our community's problems including teen and adult drug courts
- Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
- Supervisor of Domestic Violence Unit
- Police liason and prosecutor sexual asault/child abuse unit
- Thousands of hours of courtroom experience
- Over 50 trials in Marin County Courts
- Tough and vigilant prosecution of crimes against women and children
- Prosecutor of many of Marin's most serious and high-profile crimes
- Tough on violent crimes, in particular those perpetrated upon women and children
- Strong believer in treatement for non-violent, mentally ill and drug addicted offenders
- Will uphold reputation for being fair, honest and hard-working
- Occupation: Attorney/Arbitrator
- Judge Pro Tem, judicial arbitrator, mediator for 14 years
- President of Marin County Bar Association
- Courtroom lawyer for 24 years in criminal law, civil law, family law, business law
- Teaches trial skills, ethics and mediation to other attorneys
Bernard H. "Bernie" Meyers
- Fair, honest, impartial application of the law
- Deep respect for legal principles, fair treatment for plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, victims, and jurors
- Extensive experience, dedication to community service
- Occupation: Attorney, Educator, and Novato City Councilmember
- BS Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology; MS Physics, University of Michigan; JD, University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
- Served 15 years with the US Dept. Of Justice, Antitrust Division; Recipient of Dept. of Justice Meritorious Award from the Attorney General
- Judge Pro Tem in San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento, handling settlements, arbitrations, mediations, and small claims appeals
- Elected to Novato City Council 1991-95, 2001; Mayor, 1995; currently Mayor Pro Tem; Novato Planning Commissioner 1987-89
- Taught at San Quentin and Hastings School of Law; Substitute teacher in schools throughout Marin
- Learn more at http://berniemeyers4judge.com/
- Preside fairly and expeditiously over all legal proceedings before me
- Provide efficient and effective management of all court matters
- Encourage use of new procedures and methods for the Marin Superior Court; learn more at http://berniemeyers4judge.com/
- Occupation: Attorney/Legal Educator
- Member and Vice President - Board of Directors for Marin Municipal Water District
- Winner of The Spirit of Marin Award 2003
- Chairman of the Board for the North Bay Watershed Association
- Partner, Gibson & MacPhee
- USF Law School 1970, admitted to the Bar January 1971
- Tradition of pro bono work for many Marin Nonprofit Boards
Peter C. Lagarias
- Community justice requires a more convenient system for jurors
- Marin needs additional diversion programs which provide cost efficient alternatives for first time offenders and those involved in victimless crimes
- I advocate for dedicated court units devoted to special cases like crimes involving the mentally ill
- Occupation: Attorney
- Former Federal Trade Commission attorney enforcing consumer protection and antitrust statutes
- Represented hundreds of individuals and businesses with over two decades of courtroom and trial experience
- Arbitrator (Private Judge) with the American Arbitration Association
- Author of the legal treatise, "Effective Closing Argument"
- Co-Founder of Non-Profit providing surgery for needy children throughout Latin America and Asia
- Past District Governor of Rotary International for District 5150, which includes Marin County
Herbert M. Rowland, Jr.
- Apply the law fully and fairly in every single case
- Reduce repeat offenders by encouraging drug and alcohol treatment for non-violent offenders, as well as the juvenile and adult drug courts
- Maintain an appropriate balance between the rights of criminal defendants and those of victims and their families
- Occupation: Supervising Attorney
- Baccalaureat, Universite` de Bretagne Occidentale, Academine de rennes, France
- B.A. Health Services Administration, St. Mary's College of California
- Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, University of Houston
- former Board Member Inland Empire Health Plan, a NCQA accredited Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan in California with a budget of over $250 Million
- Ironman Triathlete, member USA Triathlon
- Superivising Attorney for the County of Marin, Former Deputy District Attorney
- Fair and impartial justice, equal status for all litigants.
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