CLE Program

ADR Services, Inc., is a California State Bar certified MCLE provider that offers legal education programs to our clients throughout California at no charge.

Beyond the Dissomaster: Selected Advanced Child Support Issues – Part 2

Join two experienced retired judicial officers in the highly requested part 2 of this program as they delve beyond the Dissomaster into advanced child support issues in family law disputes. The speakers will get into the real details as they discuss deviations from guideline child support, child support add-ons, imputed and unusual income items, and proof of income. This program is targeted towards family law practitioners. Make sure to check out Part 1, available through the Alameda County Bar Association MCLE online catalog.

Successfully Mediating Real Estate Cases

As more than 95% of civil cases resolve before trial, it is critical to be just as skilled in mediation as in the courtroom. This CLE will cover:


  • Mediation Basics
  • Getting to Mediation
  • Mediator’s Role
  • Opening Mediation Session and Counsel’s Remarks
  • Addressing Common Issues at Mediation
  • Mediation Strategies
  • Nailing Down a Settlement

What Were You Thinking!?

Underlying every stage of the mediation process are hidden assumptions and biases which often go unexamined:

  • Settlement negotiations should focus on objective criteria and outcome predictions
  • Participants are rational actors looking out for their own economic interests
  • Mediators should persuade, cajole, argue, twist arms, etc. in the same way regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or other characteristics
  • It is not the job of the mediator to call out prejudice or bias in the mediation