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ADR Services of the Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Effective Advocacy in Mediation

May 17, 2012: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
MCLE Credits - 1.5 H
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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.


  • Selecting a mediator
  • Writing mediation briefs
  • Preparing your client(s)
  • Working with your client, opposing counsel and the mediator
  • Creative ways to get through impasse with the other party
  • Working with your client to deal with difficult negotiators
  • Closing the deal at the end of the day
  • Best practices for communication after the mediation session has concluded

    Linda DeBene, JAMS, has litigated and resolved complex disputes in a wide variety of areas since 1978. Ms. DeBene's 40-year legal career spans numerous ADR processes as well, having been selected or appointed as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, general and discovery referee, or judge pro-tem in nearly all types of civil cases since 1986.

    Hon. Richard Bennett (Ret.) served on the Napa County Courts for twenty-one years, including three years as Presiding Judge and six years as Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. Since 2006, Judge Bennett has served on the Administrative Office of the Courts Assigned Judges Program in Alameda, Lake, Marin, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, and Solano Counties. Judge Bennett has settled numerous civil, family law, and probate matters on the bench and with JAMS.

    Prices increase by $10 after May 3, 2012.
    Refunds: Full refund if more than 7 days prior to event/ 1/2 refund after that and no refund the day before the event.


    BASF Conference Center
    301 Battery Street
    3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111


    BASF Member$60.00

    Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

    Event Code: ADR122035

    Questions about our seminars and the registration process?

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