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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Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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There are no upcoming ADR events

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION
Apr 04, 2019
By Robert Rosborough

As a mediator, it’s not surprising that I am often encouraging folks to explore alternatives to litigation. Of course, any mediator knows that there are situations where mediation is not going to work (even aside from the situation I often face, which is getting families to the table who are not in litigation.)

President's Message
Apr 03, 2019
By Charles Dresow

Income inequality is very much in the news. There is no doubt that income inequality and differences in economic status lead to unequal access to justice. Discussion of unequal access and education on causes and solutions is an important role for our Bar Association.

Apr 02, 2019
By Howard M. Ullman

I come at arbitration from the perspective of someone who works as outside counsel at a large firm. In that connection, I have recently worked on arbitrations involving (or purporting to involve) a professional association asserting claims on behalf of its members against a health plan and complex international patent claims between two large companies.

Apr 02, 2019
By Dannielle Campbell, Houman Chitsaz and Constance Yu

California’s anti-SLAPP statute can be one of the most powerful tools in any litigator’s tool box. Whether you practice in landlord tenant law, family law, business litigation or general civil litigation, claims that arise out of a defendant’s protected free-speech or right-to-petition activity under the statute expose the claims to an anti-SLAPP special motion to strike.

MARCH LUNCHEON RECAP
Apr 01, 2019
By Tim Nardell

Legal Aid of Marin and MCBA hosted the 2019 Pro Bono Appreciation Awards lunch on Wednesday, March 28 at MCBA’s favorite lunchtime haunt, the McInnis Park Club Restaurant. More than one hundred turned out as the skies cleared momentarily. Scattered showers of bar members and Legal Aid staff mixed it up with sprinklings of local dignitaries, judges, and honorees.

COMMUNITY PROFILE
Apr 01, 2019
By Tim Nardell

This month the Marin Lawyer spotlights Laurie Vaala-Olsen, head librarian at the Marin County Law Library. Tim Nardell interviewed her and learned not just about her but even more about what’s happening at the library.