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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.

August 2012 - Alternative Dispute Resources Edition

August 2012 – Alternative Dispute Resources Edition

Highlights of the August 2012 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on creative case management techniques, preparing for mediation, and avoiding disputes by seeking win-win outcomes from the start

An Alternative Approach to Pre-mediation Discovery

An Alternative Approach to Pre-mediation Discovery

This article explores how disputes may be strategically positioned for early mediation whilst providing for enough core discovery to make mediation meaningful, without breaking the bank.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): Today and Tomorrow

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): Today and Tomorrow

ODR no longer appears to be an interesting curiosity. In numbers of matters resolved, automated ODR processes may already exceed traditional methods.

Avoiding Disputes: Keep the Litigants Out of it

Avoiding Disputes: Keep the Litigants Out of it

The current under-funding of our courts can produce substantial disadvantages for parties wishing to assert their legal rights against those that violate them- and it looks like it is only going to get worse, with increasing delays in obtaining court dates, more issues that are resolved on the pleadings, and increased reliance upon Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) methods, such as mediation and arbitration. Even though ADR methods have helped parties resolve disputes without long and costly litigation, costs associated with conventional ADR approaches can still inhibit parties from asserting their rights.

How to Resolve Fee Disputes with your Client: Fee Arbitration and Mediation Program

How to Resolve Fee Disputes with your Client: Fee Arbitration and Mediation Program

When Your Client Has Not Paid Your Bill

If your client has repeatedly ignored your attempts to communicate and resolve your unpaid fee — follow these steps:

  1. Under Business and Professions Code § …
Meet Your 2016 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2016 Section Leaders

Meet the section chairs and find out how being a member can enhance your practice…

The $5 Baby: Interview with Commissioner Kathleen Murphy

The $5 Baby: Interview with Commissioner Kathleen Murphy

One day I was driving around with my real estate business partner—we were arguing about something—and in the middle of our discussion, he looked at me and said, “You should have been a lawyer.”

Pro Bono Focus: Referral Panel for Artists

Pro Bono Focus: Referral Panel for Artists

California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping artists utilize and navigate through the legal system. Specifically for arts-related issues, CLA offers a lawyer referral service.

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, Sept. 2015

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, Sept. 2015

Several of these articles will introduce you to some areas of the ADR practice field that you may not have encountered or even considered.

The Jury Trial

The Jury Trial

I thought I would examine the natural endpoint after one common form of ADR—mediation—fails: The jury trial.

Proposed Rule Changes for the Discovery Facilitator Program

Proposed Rule Changes for the Discovery Facilitator Program

To respond to concerns raised by litigants and discovery facilitators, many changes have been proposed that are designed to streamline the process and alleviate the burden on the discovery facilitators.

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

We wanted to address the expanding law affecting children and families in a way that provided students both the necessary doctrinal law as well as the specialized practice skills so critical to a modern family practice.

Meet Your 2015 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2015 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our sections and find out why you should join…

Innovative Solutions for Age-old Problems

Innovative Solutions for Age-old Problems

By closing the Help Desk on Fridays, the facilitators have been able to increase the number of appointments to finalize judgments—with a corresponding increase in the number of cases concluded each month.

Civil Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Civil Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Commencing in January 2015, Judge Barry Goode is returning to the Civil Division and the complex litigation calendar.

Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten*

Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten*

We need to restore faith in our courts’ ability to meaningfully enforce modern family rights and responsibilities and ensure everyone equal access to justice.

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

JFKU College of Law implemented a specialized curriculum focused on children and families. To train the most effective practitioners, we combined the expanded substantive law covered with a substantial practice skill component.

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.