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Section | Alternative Dispute Resolution

ADR and Litigation Sections Co-Host

STICKY SITUATIONS: How To Navigate Ethical Issues in Mediation

Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor (Ret.) | JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer
Susan G. Feder | Susan Feder Mediation
David L. Winnett | Liuzzi Murphy Solomon Churton Hale & Winnett LLP

What do you do when an ethical issue arises during a mediation? How do you handle the difficult and awkward discussion that lies ahead? Whether you are acting as a neutral or an advocate, our interactive discussion will provide tools to navigate these difficult decisions and conversations. We will review and discuss various hypothetical situations that present ethical dilemmas.

This will be a virtual Zoom meeting where you will appear in a small box on screen.

***For those that are not able to attend but interested in the post-meeting recording, we require that you Register for the Event. Once the presentation has concluded, if the recording is adequate, we will send it to those that were not able to attend. If the recording is not watchable, MCBA will refund your registration fee. MCBA does not provide CLE for viewing recordings post presentation.***

Join us for this spirited and informative Sections meeting!

Susan Feder and Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor (Ret.)
Co-Chairs, ADR Section

Laura Flynn and Frank Liuzzi
Co-Chairs, Litigation Section


MCLE Notice: To receive MCLE credit, you must connect by digital device; i.e., tablet or computer. Call in by telephone only will not qualify. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. MCBA is a certified provider: Provider #411

Accessibility: People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact MCBA regarding reasonable accommodations.

1.0 CLE | Ethics


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06/16/2022 12:00 PM 06/16/2022 1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles ADR and Litigation Sections Co-Host STICKY SITUATIONS: How To Navigate Ethical Issues in Mediation Zoom Webinar, , , CA, Marin County Bar Association false MM/DD/YYYY


Member Registration

Non-member Registration

Registration ends Jun 16, 2022

Members: $30
Non-Members: $50

$20 for ADR & Litigation Section Members

Date and Location

Thursday | June 16, 2022

Zoom Webinar

Speaker Information

Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor (Ret.) joins JAMS as a full-time neutral, bringing over 35 years’ experience as a trial court judge. In 1982, Judge Taylor was the first woman elected to the court in Marin County. She has served three times as presiding judge. In addition, Judge Taylor has served in Contra Costa, Sonoma, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, and Orange counties and for the last seven years in the San Francisco Superior Court as part of the Judicial Council’s Assigned Judges Program.

As supervising civil law judge in Marin County, Judge Taylor eliminated the court’s civil backlog by settling old cases and managing the remaining cases on realistic time schedules. She encouraged mediation and required settlement conferences for all cases that did not settle in mediation. She settled hundreds of cases in partnership with mediation trained attorneys and experts. While serving in San Francisco, she settled numerous cases assigned to her at the request of other judges.

Treating all with dignity and kindness, Judge Taylor has well-deserved respect from the lawyers and litigants who have appeared before her. She approaches each matter that comes before her with optimism and persistence.

Judge Taylor continues to share her expertise serving as faculty in judicial/legal education programs, including Stanford University Law School, University of San Francisco Law School and the California Judicial College. Most recently she taught a course on Advanced Settlement Conferences at the Center for Judicial Education and Research.


Susan G. Feder

Susan Feder Mediation

Susan Feder is an experienced Bay Area mediator whose practice areas include personal injury, product defect, professional negligence, employment, real estate, commercial litigation, real estate, and cases involving highly charged emotional issues. Susan mediates through Judicate West.

Susan is persistent and diligent, and works with her clients both before and after the mediation to get the job done. She is available to mediate cases throughout the Bay Area.

Prior to starting her own mediation practice, Susan was a commercial litigator at Paul, Hastings, and a litigator with the Legal Department of Bank of America. She has served extensively for the San Francisco Superior Court as a Settlement Conference Officer, as well as for Marin County Superior Court as a settlement panelist. She is a past President of the Marin County Bar Association, and also serves as co-chair of its ADR Section. She has served as a guest lecturer in Mediation at USF Law School. She regularly presents on Mediation and ADR for numerous organizations. Susan is a graduate of UCLA and Hastings College of the Law.

In addition to serving on the Board of MCBA for many years, Susan also is a former board member of The Mediation Society, and was a longstanding board member with Youth in Arts, the leading arts’ education nonprofit in Marin County. Susan splits her time between Marin County and Los Angeles. She is fluent in Spanish as well as French. Her favorite pastimes include biking, hiking, boating and waterskiing.


David L. Winnett

Liuzzi Murphy Solomon Churton Hale & Winnett LLP

David L. Winnett, partner of LMSCHW, is a decorated trial attorney who has tried dozens of civil and criminal cases to verdict. He is CAOC’s 2018 Consumer Attorney of the Year, a two-time finalist for SFTLA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year, and a past finalist for MTLA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year. He is an instructor at USF’s Intensive Advocacy Program and is a member of CAOC’s Board of Governors and numerous community boards.He has been recognized in Best Lawyers® since 2018, has been selected to the Super Lawyers List every year since 2015, and has been rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability by Martindale – Hubbell every year since 2014.

After beginning his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Winnett spent 14 years at an Am Law 200 firm, defending the types of cases he now proudly prosecutes on behalf of injured people and their families. His varied professional background provides him with a unique perspective on the many legal challenges our clients often face and strategies for confronting those challenges.