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Sep 22, 2021

Hot Off the Press! New 2022 California Employment Bills Signed Into Law

Sponsored by the ACBA Labor and employment section and ADR Services, Inc. The Governor has until October 10 at midnight to sign bills into law for 2022. We won’t know until the wee hours on October 11 what all the new laws are–but we’ll be serving them hot for you... read more

Sep 21, 2021

Mediating the Catastrophic Injury: An In-Depth Look at the Key ADR Issues and a Valuable Overview of the Primary Factors to be Considered

[Originally published in the September 2021 issue of Advocate, the Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California] My perspective on catastrophic injuries and medical matters, in general, is a product of personal experience. I married at age 22 and barely four months into the marriage, my husband suffered a... read more

Sep 16, 2021

Destressing Clients (And Us Too): Steps to Improve ADR Efforts and Client Relationships

[Published in Litigation Tips, the Alameda County Bar Association Blog, September 15, 2021] Civil mediations are by their nature stressful events. Disputants can’t agree on who’s likely to win or the shape of a resolution.  So you bring in a third party who may agree or disagree – or at... read more

Sep 16, 2021

Arbitrability: Who Decides Whether the Matter Is Subject To The Contract’s Arbitration Clause?

[Published in Advocate, September 2021, the Journal of Consumer Attorneys’ Associations for Southern California] When you first read an arbitration agreement involved with your client’s dispute, you should determine the exact issues the parties have agreed to submit to arbitration. Although threshold questions of arbitrability (e.g. whether there is valid... read more

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ADR Services
Sep 9, 2021

ADR Services, Inc. Sponsoring Justice for All: Annual Fundraiser for Legal Access Alameda

ADR Services, Inc. is proud to sponsor Justice for All: the Annual Fundraiser for Legal Access Alameda. Legal Access is a charity that provides free, direct legal assistance to Alameda County’s low-income population by mobilizing volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono service.  This year’s fundraiser is more important than ever.... read more

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ADR Services
Sep 1, 2021

Hon. Ming W. Chin (Ret.) and Michael Balmages, Esq. to speak at the OCBA 2021 Labor and Employment Law Symposium

The Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Presents the 2021 Labor and Employment Law Symposium. LIVE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AND ON-DEMAND PROGRAMS KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CASE LAW UPDATES IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW (12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m.)
1.0 General CLE Credit
Hon. Ming W. Chin, (Ret.),... read more

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ADR Services
Aug 26, 2021

ADR Services, Inc. Featured in the ADR Times

ADR Services, Inc. was recently featured in the ADR Times, a leading source of dispute resolution information for people and professionals entangled in conflict. The article includes an overview of the history and key goals of ADR Services, Inc., and what sets us apart from other ADR providers, including our... read more

Aug 25, 2021

Hon. Elizabeth Feffer to Speak at the First Annual CLA Litigation Section Judicial Advisors Roundtable

Join the California Lawyers Association for its First Annual CLA Litigation Section Judicial Advisors Roundtable moderated by CLA Litigation Section Chair, Terrance J. Evans, who is also a partner at Duane Morris LLP. This program will feature the following high profile jurists who serve as judicial advisors to the CLA... read more

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ADR Services
Aug 19, 2021

ADR Services, Inc. Sponsoring: Virtual Fall Cooking Class and Social

Sponsored by ADR Section and Trusts & Estates Section of the Alameda County Bar Association Celebrate the start of fall with the Trusts & Estates and ADR Sections by cooking and eating a delicious California-inspired dinner, all from the comfort of your home! Expert Ben Mastracco of Ben Mastracco Food... read more

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ADR Services
Aug 19, 2021

ADR Services, Inc. Sponsoring: Proposition 65 for Property Owners and Real Estate Developers – What You Need to Know, and Regulatory Changes

Sponsored by the ACBA Environmental and Real Estates Sections and ADR Services, Inc. This program is intended to help practitioners understand Proposition 65 compliance obligations in the real estate context. Speakers will present recent changes in the Proposition 65 regulations that may affect property owners, as well as the nuanced... read more