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February 2014 - ADR Edition

February 2014 – ADR Edition

Highlights of the February 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on alternative dispute resolution, mediation, conflict resolution programs and more.

Inside Guest Editor's Column, February 2014

Inside Guest Editor’s Column, February 2014

This month, we are focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution—a topic that is relevant to almost all areas in the practice of law.

Updates on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Updates on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Effective July 1, 2014, a new disclosure requirement has been added to Ethics Standard 7.

Mediation Confidentiality: How Far Should It Go?

Mediation Confidentiality: How Far Should It Go?

California’s statutory scheme of mediation confidentiality is very broad. Essentially, the “Las Vegas Rule” applies: “What happens in mediation, stays in mediation.”

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

The program has changed the lives of these women and they are now duplicating the work among other prisoners.

Conflict Resolution Programs in Contra Costa County

Conflict Resolution Programs in Contra Costa County

Conflict Resolution Programs at the Center for Human Development has provided services to Contra Costa Superior Court since 2003. Three CRP programs are described here.

Mediation, Communication and Corrupt Speech

Mediation, Communication and Corrupt Speech

The uses and misuses of language are a fascinating part of mediation. If you like people watching, go to an airport or become a mediator.

View of the Court: A Freelance Court Reporter’s Perspective

View of the Court: A Freelance Court Reporter’s Perspective

So how do you BYOCR? Schedule your court reporter through a court reporting firm ahead of time.

Unintended Consequences of ADR

Unintended Consequences of ADR

The renaissance of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in California civil law in the last 30 years has generated an extraordinary rippling effect of five unintended consequences.

When the State Bar Audits Your MCLE Compliance

When the State Bar Audits Your MCLE Compliance

If you check the box that you have complied when you know you have not, that is lying, and involves moral turpitude, giving the State Bar a basis to suspend you from practice.

Inns of Court: Indian Law

Inns of Court: Indian Law

It was a great history lesson on the growth of tribes supplemented with a lesson on the modern day application of civil law as it intersects with tribal law.

Coffee Talk: What’s the most creative solution you’ve come up with in mediation?

Coffee Talk: What’s the most creative solution you’ve come up with in mediation?

As I sat with the parties at the large conference table with a settlement close but about to blow up, I picked up the piece of jewelry in my hand and suddenly felt as if divinely inspired.

CCCBA Holiday Party [photos]

CCCBA Holiday Party [photos]

Thank you for joining us at the CCCBA Holiday Party on December 19, 2013.

Tracking Your MCLE Certificates: CCCBA Can Help!

Tracking Your MCLE Certificates: CCCBA Can Help!

If you have attend a CCCBA event or Section program, then your MCLE certificates are on file in your online membership profile.

Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Please welcome our newest members that have recently joined the CCCBA…

Target Your Search with CCCBA's Job Board

Target Your Search with CCCBA’s Job Board

Whether you are hiring or looking for a job, our Job Board is a great place to target your search. CCCBA members receive special pricing to post jobs.