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

Scott Buell
415 526 6319
scottbuell@buellmediation.com


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Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated July 1, 2019
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There are no upcoming Alternative Dispute Resolution events

Dec 04, 2019
By Carrie Ann Colton, Esq.

We are no longer dog or cat owners: we are dog or cat parents! Long gone are the days of doghouses in the distant backyard. Our pets live inside with us, in extravagant surroundings, lavished with toys, ensembles for all seasons, and their own Christmas stockings hanging on the mantle. They have salon days, grocery shop with us, attend soccer games, and are now an integral part of our family. It should be no surprise that they now have trusts too.

Dec 04, 2019
By Robert W. Wood

Under the Trump tax reform, plaintiffs in many types of litigation will pay tax on 100 percent of their recoveries, including the shares to their contingent fee lawyers, with no deduction for legal fees. He explores who is affected and possible workarounds that litigants may now try.

Dec 01, 2019
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA thanks the 2019 section chairpersons and highlights some of the CLE programs.

Nov 02, 2019
By Len Rifkind

Effective January 1, 2020, millions of California residential units become subject to statewide rent control and just cause eviction controls due to the passage of AB 1482. While tenants may cheer, mind the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.” Rent control may well limit rent growth on current occupied units and enable existing tenants to remain in their units longer; however, it discourages new housing starts. Lack of housing supply is the true culprit in causing high rents.

Nov 02, 2019
By Vincent DeMartini

Governor Newsom recently signed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 into law, which for the first time enacts statewide just cause eviction limitations and annual rent caps on rental housing. The Act's provisions are effective January 1, 2020 but sunset after 10 years.

Nov 02, 2019
By David Levin

Marin renters have long struggled to cope with a regional housing crisis that has displaced seniors, families, and local workers, but new California legislation will strengthen communities by protecting renters’ access to local jobs and educational opportunities.