Category Archives: Dispute Resolution

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…

Bay Area Mediation Services Panelists Bring Wide Spectrum of Skills to the Table

Below you will find a selection of some of BASF’s more than 50 Mediation Services Panelists and their areas of expertise. BASF mediators can assist with almost any type of…

Are You Applying the Right Strategy to Settle Your Case?

By Guy Kornblum, Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison   Experienced lawyer or more junior, I ask the question:  are you applying the right techniques for giving you the best chances…

Need a Mediator? BASF’s Mediation Services Panelists Offer a Wide Spectrum of Skills

This month we are highlighting some of BASF’s more than 50 Mediation Services Panelists and their areas of expertise. BASF mediators can assist with almost any type of dispute, whether for…

BASF Welcomes Bill Helvestine and Tonya Salehi as Mediation Services Panelists

Bill Helvestine, Crowell & Moring, has more than 40 years’ experience handling complex business litigation. His recent work concentrated on the healthcare industry where he is a widely recognized expert,…

Silence is Just Plain Sound

“Hello darkness, my old friend,” begins Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence” made famous by the movie The Graduate. “People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening.” As mediators and lawyers…

Mediator Ron Kelly Receives President’s Award from ADR Association

The Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC) presented BASF member Ron Kelly with a President’s Award at their annual conference in March. This award is presented to recognize…

When to Call It Quits: Mediation Doesn’t Serve All Clients

Nicole Gesher As a mediator, I like to think that alternative dispute resolution is the best kind of conflict resolution for most disputes (call me biased!). But, occasionally, a case…

Your Ethics Are Implicated by Mediation Confidentiality

Rachel Ehrlich, Ehrlich Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services In 2014, this Legal Ethics Corner column provided readers with “Some Thoughts On Issues Raised, But Not Resolved, by Cassel v. Superior…

Deciding on the Decider: Tips on Arbitrator Selection

Steve Schrey Arbitration can arise in a variety of legal matters facing solo and small firm lawyers, such as in real estate, employment, and construction, or in drafting a dispute…