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

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Uniform Local Rules 2

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

Oct 02, 2019
By Eileen Barker & Barbara Monty

Any discussion of forgiveness must start with at least a brief summary of what we are talking about when using the term “forgiveness.”

Oct 02, 2019
By Gordon D. McAuley, Esq.

Robert Fulghum’s poem, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” reminds us of the guidelines for living a good life in our global schoolhouse filled with other classmates. Arguments sometimes result from forgetting these guidelines.

Aug 03, 2019
By Kira Reginato

When clients come to you because they are struggling with care for an aging parent or other relative, disentangling legal, medical and family issues can be challenging.

Jul 02, 2019
By Andrew R. Verriere

Clients frequently demand “bulletproof” trusts from their estate planning attorneys. Concerns about contests based on lack of capacity, undue influence, or even claims that a family member procured the trust through financial elder abuse weigh on our clients’ minds. Unequal distributions or family members’ feelings of entitlement to certain property amplify these concerns.

Jul 02, 2019
By Randy Wallace

I cannot count how many times I have heard these four words uttered about mediation. No matter how hard, complex, emotionally charged, anxiety producing, or chaotic, the magic of mediation seems to find a way for intelligent people to make sensible decisions to solve their problems.

Jul 02, 2019
By Mary McLain, LLM, JD

Mediation plays a critical role in our justice system and faces a difficult, yet glaring, challenge with respect to a lack of diversity. Organizations, including but not limited to the American Bar Association and the United Nations, strongly believe that enhancing diversity in dispute resolution is integral to increasing the sustainability and relevance of mediation and arbitration.