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ADREvolution: ADR Services, Inc. 4th Annual MCLE Day Event 2024

ADR Services, Inc. Complimentary In-House MCLE Programs

January 18 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PST

8 hours of Participatory MCLE Credit

Description: (January 18, 2024)
Catch up on credits, while looking to the future. Join ADR Services, Inc. for our 4th Annual Complimentary MCLE Day event! This event will feature a full day of MCLE programming covering all of the hard to get “special” credits – four (4) hours of Legal Ethics, one (1) hour of Competence, one (1) hour of general Elimination of Bias, and one (1) hour of Elimination of Bias with Emphasis on Implicit Bias. As a bonus, we will also feature a one (1) hour general credit session. Attend one session, or all!


  • Robert Hamilton, Esq. & Mark LeHocky, Esq.
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Competence

    Nurturing Resilience: Mental Health in the Legal Profession

    Over 40% of employees globally report that they are stressed, and this figure is even higher in the legal industry, a profession well-known for stressors such as tight deadlines, high conflict and overbearing workloads. Failures to address these issues before they metastasize further can lead to increasingly bad mental health and diminished competence as an attorney. In this program, we will explore sources of mental health challenges and identification of incompetence both in yourself and others.

    Written Material

  • Carmen Alberio, Esq., Ed Weiss, Esq. & Chris White, Esq.
    10:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Ethics

    Legal Ethics In An Evolving Landscape

    The legal landscape is constantly evolving. Embark on a dynamic exploration of the shifting legal landscape in this Legal Ethics Program, where we delve into the latest developments transforming the practice of law. From the integration of technology in the courtroom to enhanced reporting requirements and the blurred lines between virtual and real life, this program is designed to equip legal professionals with the knowledge and ethical guidelines necessary to navigate these contemporary challenges.

    Written Material

  • Geri Green, Esq. & Margaret Levy, Esq.
    12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. –Implicit Bias 

    Bias Disrupters: Implicit Bias in Mediation

    Biases, especially implicit biases, are unavoidable. We all make snap assessments every day of our lives. Some of these assessments, however, in a mediation context may serve to undermine confidence in the legal system. In this program, we will explore different types of implicit biases, how they may manifest throughout the process of dispute resolution, and most especially how you can harness the power of time to reduce their impact.

    Written Material

  • Hon. Craig Karlan (Ret.)
    1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. – General

    Law & Motion: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth – A Perspective from the Bench

    This program will focus on the art of persuasion, the “Dos and Don’ts” of law and motion. Tune in to learn everything you ever wanted to know about law and motion but were too afraid to ask.

    Having served as an Independent Calendar Judge in the Los Angeles West District for over 14 years, ruling on upwards of 7,500 motions, if not more, with as many as 730 general jurisdiction cases assigned to him at one time, recently retired Judge Karlan has handled a complex and complicated law and motion calendar under a variety of circumstances and time constraints.

    In this program Judge Karlan will provide insight from his over twenty years on the bench, including motions to quash, demurrers, motions to strike/anti-SLAPP motions, MSJs, electronic service, discovery and motions in limine. HOWEVER, beyond the technical legal requirements, successful motion practice requires careful crafting, a compelling argument and attention to detail. It also involves thinking of and paying attention to your Judge, both with respect to what you submit and how you argue.

    Written Material

  • Hon. Chester Horn (Ret.) & Richard Segal, Esq.
    2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Elimination of Bias

    Getting Rid of Bright Lines: Advancing Equity in the Legal Profession

    Each case is different, and may benefit from a different attorney – one with shared experience with a client; one with specific background expertise; one with a certain personality or affect. In order to find the best fit for each case, law firms need to examine their hiring practices and consider prospective sources of bias. In this program, we will look at possible biasing elements in the hiring process, how to reduce their impact, and the numerous benefits both in court and in mediation, or maintaining a diverse workforce in the legal profession.

    Written Material

  • Jeanne Behling, Esq., Sanford Jossen, Esq. & Steve Sepassi, Esq.
    4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Ethics 

    Navigating Ethical Waters: A Dive into Legal Ethics in Mediation

    How do legal ethics apply to mediation and alternative dispute resolution? This program will explore this question. From reporting requirements, exceptions, confidentiality and privilege, to the duty of diligence and competence and how those apply in mediation, our speakers will provide insight into a lawyer’s ethical obligations, along with real-world applications of these issues to gain practical knowledge.

    Written Material

Each day will offer 8 hours of Participatory MCLE Credit:

  • Four (4) hours Legal Ethics
  • One (1) hour Competence
  • One (1) hour Elimination of Bias
  • One (1) hour Implicit Bias
  • One (1) hour General Credit

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