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 Chairs

Susan Feder
415 453 1659
susan@susanfedermediation.com

Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor (ret.)
415 860 0405
ltaylor@jamsadr.com


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There are no upcoming Alternative Dispute Resolution events

Sep 04, 2022
By Patricia Tobin

Assembly Bill No. 133, signed by Governor Newsom on July 27, 2021, made major changes to Medi-Cal (also called the California Medical Assistance Program), California’s version of Medicaid, which provides medical care to low-income residents. These changes also have implications for middle-class clients.

Jun 06, 2022
By Jake Walker

Most of us have relied on a spouse’s signed, delivered, and recorded quitclaim deed to conclude that the real estate is separate property. That is not necessarily so under the California Appellate Court’s recent decision in Estate of Wall (2021) 68 Cal.App.5th 168. The surprising decision is important to estate attorneys, as well as family and real property attorneys dealing with real estate titles involving married people.

Pro Bono
Apr 20, 2022
By Patricia Medina, Chairperson MCBA Pro Bono Committee

The Lawyers in the Library program will be having a special session on Saturday, May 14, and we need volunteers for 2 hour shifts to assist Marin community members via Zoom.

Marin Superior Court Accepting eDelivery
Apr 13, 2022

Effective April 13, 2022, eDelivery, a service that will allow for the electronic submission of filing documents for Civil, Family, Probate, and Small Claims will be available on the Court’s website at http://www.marincourt.org/edelivery.htm. eDelivery is not mandatory, and also does not replace the Court’s future goal of implementing eFiling. The Court is in the process of updating its case management system which is a requirement for implementing eFiling. Please see Local Rule 1.51 and Emergency Local Rule 22.01 which govern the use of eDelivery.

New Administrative Orders and Local Rules Proposed
Apr 04, 2022
By Court Executive

New Administrative Orders posted

Celebration of Life for Judge Richard H. Breiner
Mar 02, 2022
By Gary T. Ragghianti

A Celebration of Life honoring the Honorable Richard H. Breiner will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at the Marin County Civic Center. We all lost a simply remarkable and iconic leader, lawyer, and judge when Richard H. Breiner died on February 26, 2022, at his home in San Rafael. He was 87 years old.