Section ADR


The ADR Section (Alternative Dispute Resolution) works to further the knowledge of its members by developing and implementing programs and training in alternative dispute resolution, and to offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE). ADR Section members are lawyers and nonlawyers who serve as mediators, arbitrators, and neutral case evaluators. Attorneys and other professionals who advocate for their clients in ADR proceedings are welcome to join the section.

Section Chairs

Scott Buell
415 526 6319
scottbuell@buellmediation.com

Susan Feder
415 307 9740
susan@susanfedermediation.com


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Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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President's Message
Jun 05, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

A big thank you to Immediate Past President Larry Strick for arranging for Dr. Larry Brilliant to speak at our May General Membership meeting. I did not know Dr. Brilliant personally; I had only read the Wikipedia summary of his education, experiences, and accomplishments, and I was curious to see how he would inspire us to go outside our comfort zone and do good in the world.

May Meeting Recap
Jun 04, 2017
By Anna Pletcher

May’s Member Luncheon featured physician, epidemiologist, and TED sensation Dr. Larry Brilliant in conversation with MCBA Program Chair Barrett Schaefer. A talented storyteller and engaging speaker, Dr. Brilliant reflected on his extraordinary life journey across continents, from eradicating smallpox in India to leading Google’s philanthropic foundation.

JUDGE'S CORNER
Jun 03, 2017
By The Honorable Verna Adams

On Friday, May 12, 2017, all of the active female Marin County Superior Court Judges gathered with our matriarch, Judge Beverly Bloch Savitt (Ret.) for her birthday party. This occasion sparked my interest about the history of the Marin County Superior Court. 104 years elapsed between the election of our first Superior Court Judge in 1879 and 1983, when Bev Savitt and Lynn Taylor together shattered the glass ceiling.

Jun 02, 2017
By Gordon D. McAuley

Mark Twain is seldom mentioned in articles about getting better results in mediation. But he is well recognized as a sage observer about how we get along with one another. Litigation often happens when we do not get along well with others. How we think about that litigated dispute, and the possible solutions to a bad situation, is the concern of the mediator.

May 25, 2017
By Barbara Monty

For the past three years, I have had the great privilege to serve as the one civil attorney on the board of directors of Alternate Defenders, Inc. (ADI) As I complete my term, I thought it important to share with others the good work of this valuable organization. ADI is a non-profit corporation that provides free representation to indigent criminal defendants for whom the Public Defender’s Office has a conflict of interest.

Editor's Introduction
May 09, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Ever had a client question a bill? We wondered what our members could learn from all of the fee arbitrations MCBA conducts. Next, what will the impact of legal recreational marijuana be on the workplace? We also spotlight #cut50, a non-profit founded by the mayor of Mill Valley to reduce the incarceration rate across the United States.