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ADR Services
Mar 11, 2022

Getting to the Mediation Table – A Path to Success

Presented by the Alameda County Bar Association Sponsored by ADR Services, Inc. More cases are being mediated than ever before, but getting there takes skill. We will help you broach the topic of mediation with opposing counsel while not seeming weak or desperate; show you how to choose the right... read more

Mar 1, 2022

Hon. Angela M. Bradstreet (Ret.) Joins ADR Services, Inc.

ADR Services, Inc. is thrilled to announce that Hon. Angela M. Bradstreet (Ret.) has joined our exclusive panel of distinguished neutrals.During her tenure as a Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Bradstreet spearheaded the Court’s highly successful judicial settlements program and presided over Civil Trials and Settlements for... read more

Feb 14, 2022

Pandemic’s Silver Lining for the Courts

The coronavirus has led to inconvenience, case backlogs, and court closures across the nation. Yet thanks to Zoom and other videoconferencing platforms, commercial mediators and arbitrators have stepped up to fill the void and remained on the front line to help parties resolve disputes out of court. Virtual bargaining tables... read more

ADR Services
Feb 3, 2022

Resolving Cannabis Disputes

Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. This program offers 1. 0 General MCLE Credit. Featuring:

  • Hon. Jacqueline Connor (Ret), Neutral, ADR Services, Inc.
  • Hon. James Lambden (Ret), Neutral, ADR Services, Inc.
More than half the states have now decriminalized, permitted... read more

Feb 2, 2022

Privileged Remarks (Determining the Scope of a Nondisparagement Clause in a Settlement Agreement)

Nondisparagement clauses are commonly used in settlement agreements. Some clauses are simple one-liners such as “The parties agree not to disparage each other.” The agreement in Monster Energy Co. v. Schechter (2019) 7 Cal.5th 781 had a more detailed clause that did not limit “Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ ability to disparage (within... read more

Jan 31, 2022

PINCUS Professional Education 7th Annual Advanced Appellate Program, featuring Hon. Ming Chin (Ret.)

PINCUS Professional Education has gathered an all-star panel for its 7th Annual Advanced Appellate Seminar. This year it will be a two-part webinar. PART 1: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
PART 2: Thursday, February 17, 2022 Times for both sessions: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST Speakers include multiple justices... read more

Jan 18, 2022

Title IX at 50

2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, a groundbreaking federal law that has significantly expanded educational opportunities for women and girls in education and in every facet of society. Title IX has its genesis during the summer of 1970, when Congress focused on sex bias in education at a... read more

Jan 18, 2022

Mediating Post-Pandemic: Maximizing the Benefits and Managing the Challenges That Lie Ahead

The Attorney Outreach Committee of the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) invites you to attend a free one-hour webinar (hosted on Zoom) on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. PST. Its title: “Mediating Post-Pandemic: Maximizing the Benefits and Managing the Challenges that Lie Ahead”. The program... read more

Jan 7, 2022

Attracting Attention: How To Write Effective Petitions For Review & Amicus Briefs

Sponsored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (“WLALA”) There is both art and science to getting the attention of our highest courts. Our panelists will guide practitioners on how to write effective amicus briefs and petitions for review, and offer an insider’s perspective on the Supreme Court of... read more

ADR Services
Jan 6, 2022

ADR Services, Inc. Sponsoring the ACBA Installation and Distinguished Service Awards

ADR Services, Inc. is proud to sponsor the Alameda County Bar Association’s Installation and Distinguished Service Awards on April 7, 2022. Please join the Alameda County legal community as we install the 2022 Alameda County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and honor the work of the 2022 Distinguished Service Award... read more