CLE Program

Complimentary Continuing Legal Education Program

The Road to Hell


Litigating With Difficult Litigants – When Good Intentions Are Not Enough!

Complimentary ADR Services, Inc. In-House Presentation

November 9, 2022 │12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1 Hour General CLE Credit

A sitting judge, an attorney and a retired judge define, discuss and dissect the issues that make these cases problematic, and offer suggestions for improving the chances for effective representation and resolution.

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Breaking a Stalemate

Presented by the Alameda County Bar Association

September 22, 2022 │ 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1 Hour General CLE Credit

Speakers:

In mediation, it is not unusual that parties find themselves at a stalemate with seemingly no way to proceed. Join two of ADR Services, Inc.’s neutrals as they discuss strategies that your mediator can employ to help you move forward to successful resolution. This toolkit includes effective use of bracketing, mediator’s proposals, and when to shift between facilitative and evaluative approaches. As recently retired Judges, they will also provide insight into some differences between mediation and settlement conferences, and give you the resources you need to break through the impasse and resolve disputes.

Free for ACBA Members
Non-Members: $75 $45
Use Offer Code ADRSERVICES for an Exclusive Discount!

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Legends of the Law: Learn From The Pros

Description

This MCLE program will provide you with some litigation tips from the experts. Iconic litigators will engage in a roundtable discussion about the important lessons they have learned during their esteemed careers; tips for optimizing trial, mediation and arbitration outcomes; advice they would give to their younger selves; and opinions regarding how litigation has changed since the pandemic. This is a program you won’t want to miss.

Date/Time: September 27, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1 Hour General MCLE Credit

Panelist:

Speakers:

  • Patricia Glaser, Esq. of Glaser Weil
  • Genie Harrison, Esq. of Genie Harrison Law Firm
  • Brian Panish, Esq. of Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP
  • Bernard Alexander III, Esq. of Alexander Morrison + Fehr

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Written materials







Reframing Representative Actions

Mediating PAGA and Class Claims After Viking River Cruises: Strategies for Settling in the Face of Uncertainty

Date/Time: October 12, 2022 │12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1 Hour General MCLE Credit

Speakers:

Description

Three highly experienced neutrals, former CA Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin, Hon. Winifred Smith of the Alameda Superior Court, and Mark LeHocky, Esq. a former public company general counsel and voted 2022 Mediator of the Year for San Francisco by the Best Lawyers in America, will discuss the recent decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, and how this ruling will change the dispute resolution landscape in relation to PAGA and Class Action matters. Going beyond discussion of the decision itself, these mediators will consider possible reactions and responses to the decision, suggest ways to draft arbitration provisions moving forward, and discuss practical considerations and strategies for mediating PAGA claims based on their own experience and trends they foresee.

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Complimentary MCLE Webinar: 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.

Join us for a complimentary webinar discussing how the law has impacted athletics, entry into various professions, and elimination of sexual harassment/ assault in schools and colleges. Learn about the ins and outs of Title IX litigation on both the plaintiff and defense sides, the range of potential remedies, relevant case law, and best practices.

Eligible for 1.0 hour general CLE credit (CA).
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Navigating Bankruptcy Without Sinking the Ship

A nuts and bolts guide to managing litigation when a party files for bankruptcy.

How and When to Utilize Neutrals in Family Law Disputes

Date: July 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Webinar
MCLE Credit: 1 hour general credit

Moderator:
Michael Cooper, Esq. – ADR Services, Inc.

Panelists:
Ori Katz, Esq. – Sheppard Mullin
Jane Kim, Esq. – Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP

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Handout materials







Family Law MCLE

Who You Gonna Call? Case Busters!
How and When to Utilize Neutrals in Family Law Disputes

Date: May 17, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Webinar
MCLE Credit: 1.5 hours general credit

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Handout materials







PROBATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERIES

I: Conservatorships – May 10, 2022 │12:00 p.m. │1 Hour MCLE Credit │Please click here to register
Handout –  Slides

II: Fiduciaries & Trustees: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – August 10, 2022 │12:00 p.m. │1 Hour MCLE Credit │Please click here to register
Handout –  Slides

III: 850 Petitions & Civil Procedures – November 2, 2022│12:00 p.m. │1 Hour MCLE Credit │Please click here to register







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 mediator (going beyond the surface to understand what your client needs and what the neutral can offer); and share tips on preparation to increase your probability of success.

Dates:
Tuesday, March 29, 2022  – 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Cost:
FREE for ACBA Members
$75 for Non Members
40% off for partner bar members – Discount code: ADRSERVICES
If you’re not a member, instead of paying for this MCLE, join ACBA and get all MCLEs for free!

Location:
Livestreaming

Credits:
1 hour general MCLE credit per session

Speakers:

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Cannabis Industry Civil Litigation and ADR

Join Moderator Frank Burke of ADR Services, Katy Young of Ad Astra Law Group and Ian Stewart of Wilson Elser as they discuss strategies, tactics and recent developments in Cannabis business litigation, product liability and consumer class actions, insurance issues, IP disputes involving trademarks and patents, Prop 65 and local government litigation, ADR and forum selection, the implications of Federal illegality, and bankruptcy and insolvency.

This program is Co-sponsored by ADR Services, Inc. and The International Cannabis Bar Association

1.5 hours of general credit
Date: March 30, 2022 at 12 PM

Speakers:

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Written Materials







Surviving Arbitration

Three veteran LA Superior Court Judges, now battle-tested arbitrators, will weigh in on various issues regarding Arbitrations via Zoom, In-Person Arbitrations, and Arbitrations with both an in-person and virtual component.
These esteemed ADR Services, Inc.’s neutrals will share their thoughts, perspectives, problems, and some solutions to help you survive the rigors of putting on your case in this Covid-19 environment.

1 hour general credit
Date: February 17, 2022 at 12 PM

Speakers:

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Written Materials







NorCal MCLE Day Details

January 19, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Consolidated Written Materials

SoCal MCLE Day Details

January 12, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Consolidated Written Materials

Speakers:

Ethics (2 hours):
Written Materials
Video links and supplemental Civility Matters PowerPoint content

General Credit (1 hour):
Written Materials

Competence Issues (1 hour):
Written Materials

Elimination of Bias (1 hour):
Written Materials

Ethics (2 hours):
Written Materials







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 California.

Date: January 12, 2022 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

WLALA Member – $ 20.00
Non-Member – $ 25.00
Government, Public Interest, Solo Fir, Retired WLALA Member – $ 15.00
Law Student WLALA Member – Free

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De-stressing Mediations: Reducing Client (and Counsel) Anxiety While Improving Results

Sponsored by the ACBA ADR and Wellness Sections

Mediations are often anxiety-laden events for clients and counsel. The speakers – a former Solano County Superior Court judge turned mediator and arbitrator, and a former litigator turned general counsel turned neutral – will share best practices to prepare clients to mediate by minimizing unpleasant surprises that undermine settlement efforts and client relationships. Topics include:

• Pre-mediation steps to reduce surprises and help set reasonable expectations
• What to put in your brief, what to leave out, who should see it and when
• Successful advocacy at the mediation and things never to do

1 hour general credit
Date: January 4, 2022 – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FREE for ACBA Members
$75 for Non Members

Speakers:

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Artificial Intelligence & Privacy in the Workplace

1.5 Hours Ethics CLE Credit
Date: December 2, 2021 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Speakers:

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Handout materials







You Can Choose Your Friends, But You Can’t Choose Your Family

1.5 Hours General CLE Credit
Date: November 9, 2021 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Probate Dispute Resolution – Season 1, Episode 1
The Neutrals at ADR Services, Inc. are Here to Help

Speakers:

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Handout materials







Legends of the Law

1 hour General CLE Credit
Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:00 P.M.

Trial, Arbitration and Mediation Tips from the Experts.

Featuring Stacie F. Hausner, Esq. as moderator, with guest panelists Bruce Broillet, Esq., Lawrence Grassini, Esq., Buddy Herzog, Esq. and Larry Feldman, Esq.

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

1.5 Hours General CLE Credit
Date: October 14, 2021 – 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Speakers:

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What About Cannabis: Substance Abuse, the Professional, and Cases in the Field

1.0 hour Competency + 0.5 hour General MCLE Credit
Date: October 6, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Webinar)

Speakers:

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Handout materials







A Conversation with Retired California Supreme Court Justice Ming W. Chin

1 Hour CLE Credit, including Appellate Courts Specialization
Date: September 30, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Featuring ADR Services, Inc. Panelist:

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Mediation from Plaintiff & Defense Perspective

1 hour General CLE Credit
Date: September 29, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Mediator Mayra Fornos, Esq. will Moderate this conversation with Plaintiff’s counsel Gretchen Nelson, Esq. and Defense counsel Edith Matthai, Esq.

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Handout materials







Practical Tips on Privacy Law and Cybersecurity for General Business Practitioners

1.5 hour General CLE Credit
Date: September 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

A panel of transactional and litigation experts cover the most important privacy, cybersecirity, and data breach issues that general business prectitioners need to konw to counsel their clients. Featuring mediator Frank Burke, Esq. of ADR Services, Inc.

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Employment Mediations and Arbitrations in 2021 and Beyond

1.5 hours General Credit
Date: June 23, 2021  –  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Speakers:

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PowerPoint Presentation

Articles:
Article 1 – Phyllis Cheng Cases Pending
Article 2 – LeHocky Behavioral Science Article
Article 3 – When Confidentiality Agreements Operate as de Facto Non-Competes







Eye of the Tiger

1 hour General Credit
Date: June 10, 2021  –  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Handout materials
PowerPoint Presentation







Landmark New Bad-Faith/Excess Verdict Decision Tête-À-Tête

1 hour General Credit
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021  –  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Speakers:

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Handout materials

Click here to view online for self-study credit







So You Want to Be a Neutral

MCLE Credit Offered:
1/2 hour Elimination of Bias & 1 hour General Credit

Date:
April 27, 2021  – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join four of ADR Services, Inc.’s esteemed neutrals as they discuss their varying paths to becoming mediators, arbitrators and referees, and offer insight into how lawyers can prepare themselves to do the same. Participants will learn about the different services neutrals may offer, how to navigate the road to becoming a successful neutral, and get a chance to speak directly with each neutral in a breakout chat section at the conclusion of the presentation.

Speakers:

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Handout materials

 







Please click on the link below to download the January 13, 2021 ADR Services, Inc.’s MCLE Day Presentations materials:

Ethics Panel 1: Ethical Mediation Strategies and Lessons Part 1

Competence Issues: Mental health and substance abuse during a pandemic

Elimination of Bias: Bias in the Law: Mitigating an Inherent Human Condition

General Credit: Mastering Mediation: Tips for Optimizing Settlement Outcomes

Ethics Panel 2: Ethical Mediation Strategies and Lessons Part 2


Please click on the link below to download the January 6, 2021 ADR Services, Inc.’s MCLE Day Presentations materials:

http://www.adrservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ADRS-Nor-Cal-MCLE-Day-1.6.21-Consolidated-Handout-Materials.pdf

Ethics Panel 1: Strategy, Civility, Ethics and Sanity in an Uncivil Time

Competence Issues: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Legal Profession

Elimination of Bias: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know About Elimination of Bias

Ethics Panel 2: California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct Two Years Out – How Is It Going?


Please click on the links below to download the webinar handout materials:

If you have not received your certificate of attendance, please email katy@adrservices.com and indicate which presentations you attended and require a certificate for.

   


About Our CLE Program

ADR Services, Inc., is a California State Bar certified MCLE provider that offers legal education programs to our clients throughout California at no charge.

Our panel of neutrals consists of attorneys and retired judges who have the experience and legal knowledge that make them not only skilled, effective ADR professionals, but also arm them with the practiced legal expertise and communications skills essential to effective legal education. Presenters are available to conduct complimentary CLE programs at law firms, events, or in one of our ADR Services, Inc. offices across the state.

   

Presenters

Our award-winning panel of neutrals offers substantial experience as mediators and arbitrators in every area of civil litigation.

Our neutrals have given MCLE presentations at many of the top 100 law firms in Los Angeles, corporate legal departments, government legal departments, bar associations, and non-profit organizations.

   

Topics

Presenters have taught a wide variety of MCLE topics through this program, including the following subjects required by the California State Bar:

  • Legal Ethics
  • Competence Issues
  • Elimination of Bias

   

Inquiries & Scheduling

For a list of current topics and instructors, or to inquire about scheduling, please contact us.