Section Alternative Dispute Resolution


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

Susan Feder
415 453 1659
susan@susanfedermediation.com


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2021 Officers & Board of Directors Slate Announced
Oct 15, 2020
By MCBA

The slate for MCBA's 2021 officers and board of directors has been announced. Please join us on October 28 as the 2021 officers and new board members will be voted on during our virtual general membership meeting, which features an update from the Marin Superior Court.

WEBINAR RECAP
Sep 30, 2020
By Paul Gruwell

MCBA’s probate and estate planning section hosted an extra meeting in September in order to learn the latest news from the probate court about operations during the pandemic. Section Co-Chair Timothy Barteau moderated an insightful question and answer session with Marin Superior Court’s Probate Judge, the Honorable Kelly V. Simmons, and the court’s Probate Examiner, Trudy Verzosa. The meeting featured questions on topics ranging from current court procedures to best practices for remote hearings to what to expect in coming months.

COVID-19 Resources
Jun 30, 2020
By MCBA

Local News & Information Regarding COVID-19. Including Marin County Superior Court updates, Administrative orders, and Emergency orders.

President's Message
Jun 04, 2020
By Susan Feder

Our society and criminal justice system remain plagued by systemic racism and inequality. As much as we know injustice and inequality exist, it is easy to feel powerless in the face of such an overwhelming problem. Videos like the one of George Floyd's murder can reinforce that powerlessness. Or they can spur us to action.

Jun 03, 2020
By DANIEL J. SCHNEIDER

As the owners of the French Laundry, along with numerous other policyholders, litigate insurance coverage of COVID-19-related mandatory closures under their business interruption clauses, some states are considering legislation to mandate such coverage under those clauses. Insurers argue that a mandatory coverage law affecting policies that would not otherwise cover COVID-19 losses would violate the Constitution's Contracts Clause.

Jun 02, 2020
By Daniel J. Schneider

Foodies have long known Thomas Keller for his Michelin-starred restaurants, including The French Laundry, at which until recently, for a small fortune, one could be treated to culinary mastery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with the French Laundry and his other establishments closed, Mr. Keller is becoming known in insurance law circles in California for litigating business interruption coverage for losses from shelter-in-place orders.