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Bar Association of San Francisco Member Benefits: Publications

BASF Offers a Suite of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services


By Connie Dunning, Director of ADR Services


BASF has expanded its ADR programs through the years to meet the growing needs of the court, BASF members and the community. In addition to Attorney/Client Fee Disputes, BASF administers Mediation Services, Attorney/Attorney Dispute Resolution, the Early Settlement Program (in conjunction with the Superior Court) and professional ADR trainings.


BASF’s Mediation Services is a trusted source to turn to when in need of an experienced, professional mediator anywhere in the Bay Area. The service was just voted one of the top ADR providers in the Bay Area in The Recorder’s Best of 2010! Mediators are pre-screened and highly experienced, averaging 15 years of mediation experience, and they are available for almost any type or size of case, whether for a few hours or a few weeks. Mediator biographies, photographs and hourly rates are available on the BASF website.


This Mandatory Fee Arbitration program provides an affordable, timely means for attorneys and clients to resolve disputes and avoid the time and expense of litigation.


This program offers an attractive alternative to litigating sensitive disputes by providing confidential resolution assistance. BASF designed this program in response to requests from the legal community for such a service.


The Early Settlement Program began in 1986 as a result of a joint effort between BASF and the San Francisco Superior Court. This program provides an affordable, timely means to attempt settlement and thus avoid the time and expense of litigation.


BASF’s ADR Services provides professional mediator trainings, including a 40-hour Mediation Skills Training and beginning in September, a monthly series for advanced mediation training.
New addition in 2012: Arbitrator Trainings (for arbitration other than Mandatory Fee Arbitration).

The next time you need ADR for a case, think BASF’s ADR Services.

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