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 March 26, 2019
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There are no upcoming ADR events

Jun 05, 2019

The Probate Examiner for the Marin Superior Court, Dean Ross, will be retiring as of June 28. The court is actively pursuing a replacement but it will be a few months before that position is filled and the new employee is current with the position. This will likely impact the probate department and there will likely be many continuance requests made by the court during the months of July/August.

Jun 03, 2019
By David Nahmias

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans employment discrimination “because of sex.” Courts’ interpretation of this language has evolved to prohibit discrimination in hiring and promotion, sexual harassment, employment decisions motivated by sex stereotypes, and same-sex harassment.

Apr 30, 2019
By John M. Feder

A successful premises liability claim will almost certainly require the taking of depositions. This article discusses some tried-and-true strategies for positioning your premises liability case into a winning one, including sample questions, when the defendant is not an individual.

Apr 30, 2019
By Cynthia McGuinn and Daniel B. Pleasant

What do Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible have in common? Each playwright used dramatic forms to explore questions of justice, setting the action of each play in a courtroom setting where that theme can be explored.

Apr 30, 2019
By Rachel Ehrlich

Evidence Code section 1129 requires that all lawyers representing clients in mediation obtain their client’s written consent to mediate before mediating and after explaining the ramifications of mediation confidentiality (as provided in Evidence Code section 1115, et seq.)

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.)