News & Events

Jan 19, 2021

A Woman’s Work – A Film Screening and Discussion, Moderated by Phyllis Cheng

[Co-sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association and Women Lawyers of Alameda County] Join ACBA and WLAC for an exclusive film screening of A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem. The documentary follows two former NFL cheerleaders who file class-action lawsuits against the league alleging wage theft and illegal employment... read more

Jan 12, 2021

Code of Civil Procedure Section 664.6 Is Now Lawyer-Friendly

[Published in the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, January 5, 2021] Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of Civil Procedure Section 664.6 to enforce the settlement terms. Voluntary dismissal of an action terminates the court’s... read more

Jan 11, 2021

Ana Sambold, Esq. Named ADR Section Chair for the San Diego County Bar Association

Ana Sambold, Esq., a mediator with ADR Services, Inc. was recently named ADR Section Chair for the San Diego County Bar Association. “It my greatest pleasure to give back to the community that has given me so much.  We are at a crossroads in history where ADR professionals and conflict resolution... read more

Dec 18, 2020

8 Keys to a Successful Virtual Mediation

[Published in the Winter 2021 Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter] Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most mediations throughout the country are now being conducted virtually rather in person. Many believe this trend will continue long after the pandemic is over because of the many benefits of... read more

Dec 14, 2020

MCLE – Mediation, Settlement Conferences and Negotiation Tactics – February 4, 2021

Trial lawyer John Worden and mediator Mark LeHocky — co-chairs of BASF’s ADR/Arbitration Section – will discuss the nuts and bolts of how mediations and settlement conferences work, with particular emphasis on prepping clients and yourselves to improve everyone’s negotiating prospects. This interactive program will explore critical pre-work as... read more

Dec 7, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Mediation

Who could have imagined that 2020 would wind down with Californians still in basic lockdown, conducting business mostly via virtual platforms such as Zoom, Webex, and FaceTime? Who would have imagined how swiftly lawyers and mediators would take a deep dive into new technology and rapidly gain proficiency? Lawyers are... read more

ADR Services
Dec 4, 2020

Complimentary MCLE Days

Join us for a full day of MCLE Programs and earn up to 7 hours of MCLE credits, including the 6 required specialty MCLE credits.

Nov 26, 2020

Hon. Joe Hilberman elected to the National Board of ABOTA

Hon. Joe Hilberman, a full-time neutral with ADR Services since 2009,  has been elected by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as a National Board Representative ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials.... read more

Nov 25, 2020

Jake Courtney Joins the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Jake Courtney Joins the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Jake Courtney, Esq. of ADR Services, Inc. in Los Angeles became a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) in 2020. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States, and... read more

Nov 6, 2020

Mediating and Resolving COVID-19-Related Contract and Commercial Lease Disputes

The COVID-19 pandemic and a series of government shutdown orders have negatively impacted many contracts and commercial leases, either preventing or slowing performance and upending the expectations of contracting parties. As resulting contract and lease actions enter the court systems, the parties and the court will have to unravel complex... read more