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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Service Overview

We invite new and seasoned ADR practitioners and attorneys wishing to enhance their advocacy skills in ADR to attend our workshops and trainings:


Friday, March 30

Top Five Reasons Mediations Fail and How to Avoid Them

This workshop will provide you the insights of the most successful mediators in the Bay Area and their very best methods.


Saturday, June 16; Sunday, June 17; Friday, June 22; Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24

Mediation Certificate Training

In this widely acclaimed intensive 40-hour training, attorneys and business professionals will gain the ability and confidence to resolve almost any dispute, as a mediator, negotiator, or representative.


Thursday, May 17

Effective Advocacy in Mediation

Attendees will participate in an interactive discussion of best practices for effective advocacy in mediation. Speakers will cover mediation related to various types of disputes, including business and commercial disputes, employment and torts.


Saturdays, November 3, 10 and 17

Arbitrator Certificate Training [Certificate issued on completion ]

At this training, you will learn:

  • The solid legal basis for your broad arbitral powers
  • How to handle and rule on procedural and pre-hearing issues, including unwilling parties, disputed discovery, and issuing subpoenas
  • How to manage the formal hearing, including how to effectively handle belligerent participants and evidentiary challenges
  • The essential elements of writing binding awards settling all issues, including different award formats
  • How to maintain ongoing jurisdiction where necessary
  • The many opportunities to gain real world experience as an arbitrator


For a complete list of all of The Bar Association of San Francisco seminars and events, please visit the calendar.