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May 28, 2021

Employment Mediations and Arbitrations in 2021 and Beyond

Join us for this complimentary webinar: “Employment Mediations and Arbitrations in 2021 and Beyond.” Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:00pm to 1:30pm Featuring three experienced employment law mediators:

  • Phyllis Cheng, Esq.
  • Mark LeHocky, Esq.
  • Hon. Michelle Rosenblatt (Ret.)
Eligible for 1.5 hour general CLE credit. ... read more

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ADR Services
May 27, 2021

Eye of the Tiger

Join us for this complimentary webinar: “Eye of the Tiger”. Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm Featuring three experienced and respected women in the field of dispute resolution:

  • Hon. Elizabeth Feffer (Ret.)
  • Stacie Hausner, Esq.
  • Mayra Fornos, Esq.
Eligible for 1.0 hour general CLE credit.... read more

May 19, 2021

When Families, Money, and Assets Collide: Managing Tense Family Dynamics

Stacie Hausner, Esq. recently joined Diana Clark and Arden O’Connor on the Beyond the Balance Sheet podcast. Stacie is an expert on the issue of conflict in general and finding solutions that work with everybody, even when it doesn’t make everyone happy. Tune in as Stacie gives advice to family... read more

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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ADR Services
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