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Feb 19, 2021

Comm. Glenn Oleon (Ret.) to Speak on “Parenting Coordination: The Swiss Army Knife of Custody Tools”

“Parenting Coordination: The Swiss Army Knife of Custody Tools” Presented by the Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section Wednesday, March 3, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Parenting Coordinators, sometimes known as Custody Special Masters, provide an efficient and cost-effective tool for dispute resolution in cases... read more

Feb 19, 2021

Frank Burke, Esq. to Speak on Residential Landlord Tenant Actions: The New Senate Bill 91

Residential Landlord Tenant Actions: The New Senate Bill 91, and Updates on Unlawful Detainers, Rent Relief and Rent Collection Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join Frank Burke, Esq. and an expert panel of lawyers and Judges as they discuss the newly enacted California Senate... read more

Feb 16, 2021

Hon. Barbara R. Johnson (Ret.) Joins ADR Services, Inc.

ADR Services, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Hon. Barbara R. Johnson (Ret.) to our panel of distinguished neutrals. Judge Johnson recently retired from the Los Angeles Superior Court after 27 years on the bench. She enjoyed a distinguished judicial career as a respected trial judge with an... read more

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Feb 10, 2021

A Look Back at the Career of the Honorable (Retired) Judge Patricia Cowett

Published in the Lawyers Club of San Diego, January 2021 Newsletter] 2021 marks 30 years since the Honorable (Retired) Judge Patricia Cowett was elected by her colleagues to be the San Diego Municipal Court’s Presiding Judge in 1991. Judge Cowett was the second woman to serve in this position, following... read more

Feb 8, 2021

Bob Friedenberg, Esq. to speak at CASD Virtual Workshop: Mediation and Arbitration in the Continuing Void

Resolving cases virtually during the continuing global pandemic is the new normal. With not much hope for in-person jury trials, litigants are left in limbo. Rather than wait an eternity for the resumption of traditional jury trials, counsel are choosing virtual mediations and arbitrations to bring their matters to closure.... read more

Jan 26, 2021

Michael R. Diliberto, Esq. Appointed to the LACBA Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations

Michael R. Diliberto, Esq., a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Services, Inc., was recently appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations. Mr. Diliberto and his fellow Delegates will debate and vote on sponsored resolutions that may ultimately pass through the California... read more

Jan 21, 2021

Don’t Make Your First Witness Your First Mistake

[Published in the January 2021 issue of The Advocate, the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California] There’s a school of thought that teaches plaintiffs’ lawyers to call a defense witness as the first witness at trial because it makes the jury focus immediately on the bad acts of... read more

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ADR Services
Jan 19, 2021

ADR Services, Inc. is a Proud Sponsor of the ACBA Virtual Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Night

ADR Services, Inc. is proud to sponsor the Alameda County Bar Association’s Virtual Installation and Distinguished Service Awards Night on January 21, 2021. We extend our congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients and the ACBA Board of Directors. ... read more

Jan 19, 2021

A Woman’s Work – A Film Screening and Discussion, Moderated by Phyllis Cheng

[Co-sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Alameda County] Join ACBA and WLAC for an exclusive film screening of A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem. The documentary follows two former NFL cheerleaders who file class-action lawsuits against the league alleging wage theft and illegal employment... read more

Jan 12, 2021

Code of Civil Procedure Section 664.6 Is Now Lawyer-Friendly

[Published in the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, January 5, 2021] Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of Civil Procedure Section 664.6 to enforce the settlement terms. Voluntary dismissal of an action terminates the court’s... read more