Category Archives: Dispute Resolution

Spring Mediation Training: A Conversation with Ron Kelly

Larry Lindsey In March 2015, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Alternative Dispute Resolution department will hold its annual Mediation Certificate Training. Over five successive Saturdays, participants will gain the…

Four Steps to Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Mediation

By Theodora Lee, Littler Mendelson Mediation is an important component of the civil justice system. Mediation allows a neutral third party who is in a unique position of seeing both…

Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

The 1855 Prenup for Women’s Rights In most mid-nineteenth-century American states, a married woman had little legal standing. For starters, she didn’t have the right to use her own name,…

Legal Ethics: Some Thoughts On Issues Raised, But Not Resolved, By Cassel v. Superior Court

By Kevin Sullivan, Griffin & Sullivan The Supreme Court in Cassel v. Superior Court (2011) 51 Cal.4th 113, 244 P.3d 1080, held that evidence of what occurred during or in…

BASF’s Mediation Program Just Got Better for Members

By Marilyn King, Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Manager This year The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Mediation Services was selected for The Recorder’s Best “Hall of Fame” for five continuous…

Destination Australia and Cambodia: Construction and ADR

Elizabeth Tippin During August I had a wonderful adventure in Australia and Cambodia lecturing at Melbourne University and researching construction and dispute resolution. As guest lecturer for a “Risk in…

Meet BASF Mediation Services Newest Panelist: Gabriel Bellman

BASF Mediation Services is pleased to welcome Gabriel L. Bellman to our panel of mediators. Before becoming a mediator, Bellman helped start several award-winning television series for MTV, and directed…

Staying Present at Contentious Mediations

With BASF’s Putting for the Pipeline golf tournament coming in October, my mind turned to the similarities between the most mental of all sports and mediation. Playing golf is much more than hitting a ball with…

Mediating Environmental Disputes, Part 2: Challenges of NGO and Government Agency Participants

Lizbeth Hasse, Creative Industry Law Read the first part: Mediating Environmental Disputes, Part I: Addressing the Long Term in the Present Mediation is an especially useful forum for environmental disputes because it…

Mediating Environmental Disputes, Part I: Addressing the Long Term in the Present

Lizbeth Hasse, Creative Industry Law Disputes over environmental degradation and natural re-sources were a growth industry in the 1970’s. New federal statutes and agencies provided focused ways to address environmental…