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.

44th Annual Statewide CASCI Conference
Presented by the California Association of Superior Court Investigators

Founded in 1978, CASCI is a professional, non-profit association of dues-paying Superior Court Investigators. The organization was formed because court investigators in each county wanted to meet and learn from others in the same profession.  Over 40 years strong, CASCI remains the primary source of probate court investigation training in California.  Effective January 2008, the Judicial Council of California approved CASCI as a provider for new mandatory training requirements.

Bette Epstein, Esq. has been mediating trust and estate disputes since 2000. Following a remarkable career first as a licensed Psychotherapist and then as a trust and estate litigator for over 30 years, she turned her focus to alternative dispute resolution and has been helping parties settle their disputes ever since. She is now available as a full-time mediator and discovery referee. Ms. Epstein is highly regarded as one of the Bay Area’s leading probate specialists. She spent the last 28 years of her litigation career handling trust and estate disputes, contested conservatorships, elder abuse claims, and serving as an expert witness in conservatorship, trust & estate litigation proceedings. As a neutral, she brings her unique emotional intelligence, sharp legal intellect, and psychotherapy background to highly emotional probate disputes, and is able to manage and successfully resolve even the most challenging and complex issues.

6.25 Hours General Credit

20th Annual Advanced Wage & Hour Seminar
Presented by the California Employment Lawyers Association's

The California Employment Lawyers Association's Wage & Hour Committee presents a hybrid full‐day, advanced‐level seminar on wage and hour law. This high‐quality program will help plaintiffs’ attorneys stay abreast of this rapidly evolving practice area. In addition to an annual case law update and legislative review, panels will feature a discussion regarding best practices for class and aggrieved employee communications; what judges and mediators think about PAGA settlement terms; how to deal with multiple cases against the same defendant; and, best practices in crafting class and PAGA complaints and PAGA letters.

2024 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar
ADR Services, Inc. Speakers

Since 1993, the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar has become an institution, a staple and must go to event for all the members of the construction defect community. In no other single place can one learn so much about the prosecution, defense, insurance coverage, science and technology regarding this specialized subject of claims and litigation . . .  and . . .  in no other place will you be able to meet your colleagues where great long lasting relationships can be established which assist you in your claims and litigation handling throughout the business year. It has been long said about our event that it helps bridge the gap between parties by giving them an opportunity, in a neutral forum, to resolve many disputes that they couldn’t do otherwise.

The West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar series is the largest event of its kind worldwide and continues into its 30th year of bringing the national and international construction defect community its most informative event regarding this specialized subject.

Our attendees, from the legal, insurance, builder, contractor, subcontractor and numerous other communities averaging in number approximately 1200-1400 per year, come from all across the United States and several foreign countries to hear our speakers views on this continuing and emerging area of claims and law.

Generally, 67 different organizations grant West Coast Casualty the ability to provide some level of continuing education accreditation to their licensee/members.

The only reason we have achieved this status is because we concentrate our efforts on the most important people in this community, the attendees of our yearly events. Over the past years, we dedicated a lot of time to listening to those we serve at our seminars and we prepared our events with the ideas, suggestions and goals of our attendees in mind.

. . . we suggest you keep coming back to this website for future updates because May 2024 will be an event like one YOU will have never experienced before.

1 Hour General CLE Credit

Cannabis Crossover: How Cannabis Issues Can Crop Up Onto Civil Counsel’s Caseload
ADR Services, Inc. Complimentary In-House MCLE Program

Join us for an insightful webinar delving into the complex interplay between cannabis law and various realms of civil litigation. As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, its intersection with other areas of law presents unique challenges and opportunities. Led by former Napa Superior Court Judge Victoria Wood and seasoned cannabis law practitioner Lauren Mendelsohn, this program will provide an overview of the current legal landscape, and examine considerations when cannabis-related issues crop up in civil litigation.

1.5 Hours Elimination of Bias

Her Honor: Stories of Challenge and Triumph from Women Judges
Presented by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

SFTLA’s Women’s Caucus invites you to a special evening with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (Ret.), Hon. Angela Bradstreet (Ret.), and Hon. Anne Costin as they share stories of bias, inequality and other barriers that stood in the way of their path to becoming women judges and how they overcame them.