Category Archives: Dispute Resolution

Probate Mediator Joins BASF Mediation Panel

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Margaret Hand to its Bay Area Mediation Services panel. Margaret M. Hand, Hartog, Baer & Hand, has been mediating disputes arising under the…

Former BASF President, a Business Trial Lawyer and a Psychology Expert Join BASF Mediation Services

Elizabeth Bader, Bader Conflict Resolution Services Elizabeth Bader’s mediation practice has included the successful resolution of a wide variety of cases, including complex, multi-party, tort-related litigation. Her unique approach to…

BASF Welcomes Mediator to its Panel

The Bar Association of San Francisco welcomes Allan Schwartz to its Bay Area Mediation Services panel. Schwartz’s specialty is small to medium sized cases. His fee structure is commensurate. Schwartz…

San Francisco Superior Court

San Francisco Superior Court Launches Pilot Judicial Settlement Program to Settle Larger, High-Exposure Cases

News Release: Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco   The San Francisco Superior Court is offering litigants a new Judicial Settlement Conference (JSC) program aimed at cases with…

Networking: Why Your Upside Down Laminated Name-Tag Holds the Key to Your Eternal Happiness

By Gabriel Leif Bellman, Bellman Legal Networking is a word that strikes fear in the soul of introverts and challenges extroverts to compare imagery of a beach in Mexico with…

ADR War Stories: When it Really is All About the Money

By Fred Carr Carr & Venner ADR Mediation Services As a full-time mediator of litigated matters, I often hear one, or both, of the parties proclaim, “It’s not about the…

ADR Neutral with Labor Relations Expertise Joins BASF Mediation Services Panel

The newest addition to BASF’s Mediation panel, Susan Joan Davidson, has 40 years’ experience as a successful, respected ADR neutral. After earning an LLM in labor relations with an emphasis…

What’s the Difference Between Domestic and International ADR?

By Urs Martin Laeuchli, Mediator/Arbitrator How does international Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) differ from domestic ADR? While domestic ADR provides an alternative to a court disposition, often times in international…

Are You Applying the Right Strategy to Settle Your Case?

Whether you are an experienced or more junior lawyer, are you applying the right techniques for settling your client’s case? First and foremost, make sure you have a professional rapport…

Mediator’s Proposals — Not So Fast!

Matthew J. Geyer … When parties and their counsel get antsy early on in a mediation, they often want to cut to the chase. “Can’t you just make a mediator’s…