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May 6, 2021

Temporary or Partial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose and Pandemic Affected Contracts and Leases

The Restatement 2d of Contracts, adopted in 1981, added concepts of temporary and partial impracticability and also restitution or reliance damages to ameliorate loss.  While traditional application of such doctrines would lead to a finding that the contract automatically terminates, other cases state that if the frustration or impracticability is... read more

Apr 22, 2021

Hon. Michelle Rosenblatt (Ret.) to Speak on “Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession 2021”

Hon. Michelle Rosenblatt (Ret.) will speak to the Orange County Bar Association’s Business Litigation Section on “Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession 2021.” This program examines the impact of implicit bias in litigation and the practice of law and provides tools to overcome it. Eligible for 1.0 hour Elimination of... read more

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Apr 18, 2021

Mediation Advocacy: Everything You Wanted to Know from A to Z, Before, During and After the Mediation

The LACBA Small Firm & Sole Practitioner Section and ADR Services, Inc. present “Mediation Advocacy: Everything You Wanted to Know from A to Z, Before, During and After the Mediation”. Three experienced professional mediators with ADR Services, Inc. will discuss tips and techniques for preparing your case and your client... read more

Apr 16, 2021

Hon. Ramona See (Ret.) to Speak at the Virtual Spring Meeting of the ABA’s Trial Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)

Hon. Ramona See (Ret.), a neutral with ADR Services, Inc., will speak on a panel discussion at the Virtual Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Trial Tort and Insurance Practice Session (TIPS). Topic: “Has the COVID Pandemic Changed the Courtroom Forever?” The COVID pandemic has forced courts to rethink... read more

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ADR Services
Apr 16, 2021

Ralph Lombardi and John Drath to Speak on Effective Mediation: Navigating Insurance Disputes and Obstacles

Join us for this informative presentation by Ralph Lombardi, Esq. and John Drath, Esq., “Effective Mediation: Navigating Insurance Disputes and Obstacles.” Hosted by the Alameda County Bar Association and Sponsored by ADR Services, Inc. Thursday, May 20, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eligible for 1.5 hours General CLE... read more

Apr 16, 2021

Phyllis Cheng, Esq. to Speak at the 2021 CLA Public Sector Conference

Phyllis Cheng, Esq., a mediator with ADR Services, Inc., will present on Reasonable Accommodations for the 2021 California Lawyers Association (CLA) Public Sector Conference. For nearly seven years, Ms. Cheng was Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the largest state civil rights agency in the United... read more

Apr 9, 2021

An Offer You Can’t Accept: Section 998 Pitfalls to Avoid

[Published in the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, April 5, 2021] Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 was enacted to encourage settlement of lawsuits before trial. The statute provides a cost shifting financial disincentive to a party who fails to achieve a better result at trial than that... read more

Apr 9, 2021

The Case for Mediating Wrongful-Death Actions

[Published in Advocate, April 2021, the Journal of Consumer Attorneys’ Associations for Southern California] Why Mediation Can Make More Sense in Wrongful-Death Cases, and How to Best Prepare Your Clients Experiencing the death of a loved one is truly the only thing that is both universal and inevitable in our... read more

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ADR Services
Apr 7, 2021

MCLE – Landmark New Bad-Faith/Excess Verdict Decision Tête-À-Tête

Join ADR Services, Inc. for a webinar discussion of the significance of the new Insurance Bad Faith/Excess Verdict decision, Pinto v. Farmers Ins. Exch.  Does the Court’s holding mean that an insurer can avoid an excess judgment even where it fails to accept a reasonable policy limit demand? One of... read more

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ADR Services
Mar 29, 2021

MCLE – So You Want to Be a Neutral

Join four of ADR Services, Inc.’s esteemed neutrals as they discuss their varying paths to becoming mediators, arbitrators and referees, and offer insight into how lawyers can prepare themselves to do the same. Participants will learn about the different services neutrals may offer, how to navigate the road to becoming... read more