Section ADR


The ADR Section (Alternative Dispute Resolution) works to further the knowledge of its members by developing and implementing programs and training in alternative dispute resolution, and to offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE). ADR Section members are lawyers and nonlawyers who serve as mediators, arbitrators, and neutral case evaluators. Attorneys and other professionals who advocate for their clients in ADR proceedings are welcome to join the section.

Section Chair

Scott Buell
415 526 6319
scottbuell@buellmediation.com


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Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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There are no upcoming ADR events

May 30, 2018
By Barbara Monty

Sexual abuse is directly related to gender bias because many women have been sexually abused but have remained silent about it for most of our lives. We have done so because in our families, schools, and work we learned that we must just accept the unequal treatment and abuse and then not cause a stir about it or else we would be seen as troublemakers or as weak. So, many of us kept silent. Those of us in the legal profession are no exception.

May 29, 2018
By Michael Zaidlin, J.D.

Social Security benefits often constitute a majority of retirement income, with the median married couple or individual recipient relying on Social Security for 67% of retirement income. Many married couples will receive over one million dollars in lifetime benefits. In many cases, the amount of benefits a married couple will receive will exceed the amount of income that can reasonably be provided by even a $1,500,000 IRA account.

May 29, 2018
By Jonathan Frieman

Well, if it has been some time since you visited the newly refurbished Marin County Law Library, located at 20 N. San Pedro Rd., it is high time you came in and looked around. You will find a wonderful office away from the office. The new location has been beautifully restored with plenty of tables and space for everyone. It is restful, quiet, spacious, and relaxing. Come down and check it out.

UPDATE FROM A POLITICAL JUNKIE
May 28, 2018
By Greg Brockbank

The June primaries are upon us. Which local races will have run-offs? Who will be the top two candidates in the statewide races? What's going to happen in November? Our political observer fills you in on the candidates and issues and risks a few predictions of his own.

May Member Luncheon
May 28, 2018
By Nestor Schnasse

Just days before Harvey Weinstein would be arrested and charged with rape in New York, MCBA members gathered for a discussion of the #metoo movement he has become a national symbol of. Moderated by MCBA Secretary and Program Chair Susan Feder, the luncheon was not only timely, it was deeply informative and thought provoking thanks to Susan and featured speakers Jennifer Reisch, Legal Director of Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), and Bernice Yeung, Reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). Each speaker brought to the table an impressive background in work on gender inequality.

Apr 30, 2018
By Megan Yip

Today many people access most of their accounts - bank accounts, credit card accounts, investment accounts, mortgage accounts, and more - online via password access. Many professionals advise that in planning for incapacity or death, folks should keep a list of passwords to share with their loved ones or trusted agents who will need to access these accounts. I do not advise clients to share their passwords for many reasons, but the most concerning one is that, seemingly as a direct result of the popularity of the estate planning advice, “share your passwords,” I see a trend in people neglecting key parts of the legal post-death administration process.