Category Archives: Dispute Resolution

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…

Is Your Client’s Case Ready for Mediation?

Guy O. Kornblum and Charles D. Cochran, Kornblum Cochran Erickson & Harbison When considering mediation to resolve your client’s dispute, consider these points: 1. Are the Parties Really Ready for…

Cellar Blindness in Mediation and How to Avoid It

Steve Schrey, Mediator & Arbitrator Most of us have encountered a lawyer who seems to have no perspective about the case. When confronted with a weakness in the case, such…

BASF Welcomes Roger Moss to its Mediation Services Panel

BASF’s newest addition to its Mediation Services panel, Roger Moss, brings a wealth of experience in mediating family, business and real estate cases, including conflicts associated with addiction and mental…