Category Archives: Dispute Resolution

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…

The Power of Intuitive Awareness

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law “Beware the Ides of March,” a soothsayer warned Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s famous historical tragedy. But Caesar didn’t heed the seer’s premonition, and on that…

Mindfulness

Upping our Game: Mindfulness and Meaning in Mediation

By Barbara Bryant, Esq. Whether you are a relatively new mediator or have been mediating for decades, you may ask yourself on occasion why a mediation didn’t settle, or even…

Carol Kingsley Rejoins BASF Mediation Services Panel

Carol M. Kingsley is an experienced and flexible mediator with over 30 years of experience practicing law and resolving conflicts. She has had an AV rating, the highest attorney rating,…

SFUSD Partners with BASF’s Mediation Program to Bring ADR into the Schools

Beginning in the fall of 2014, and under the initial leadership provided by retired San Francisco Judge Patrick Mahoney, representatives from BASF’s Mediation Services Program and key personnel at the…