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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Service Overview

Going to court is not always the answer. Our ADR Services arbitrators, mediators and settlement panelists are skilled professionals who have helped thousands resolve issues outside the courtroom.

Our Services

You may save time, reduce expenses and avoid the hassle of a legal battle when you use our services.

  • Attorney Client Fee Dispute Program: Resolves disagreements with attorney bills and fees
  • Early Settlement Program: Court approved settlement program
  • Mediation Services: Professional mediation service to resolve almost any dispute
  • Conflict Intervention Service: Mediation and conflict resolution consulting in affordable housing.  This is a grant based program through the City & County of San Francisco.
  • SFUSD - BASF Mediation Services Program in Special Education: Skilled mediators conduct Collaborative Conference mediations and provide Communication Strategy Sessions for District Personnel to resolve differences regarding accommodations for special education students.  This is a grant based partnership through the California Department of Education.
  • Forms & Rules: Easy access to the ADR forms and rules you use daily
  • Training & Workshops: For new and seasoned ADR practitioners and attorneys who want to enhance advocacy skills

Volunteer Opportunities

Expand your skill set with the below volunteer opportunities. Email ADR@sfbar.org for more information.

Become a BASF Mediator