Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Our professional neutrals can help you resolve disputes outside of court. ADR services can help you save time, reduce expenses, and avoid the hassle of legal battles.


ADR Referral Program

Mediation Referral Panel

BASF's panel of mediators work to help parties find a mutually agreeable resolution for almost any kind of conflict.

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Conflict Intervention Service (CIS) Program

Funded by the City & County of San Francisco, BASF mediators provide free conflict intervention services to qualifying residential and commercial Tenants and Landlords in SF to help resolve disputes, divert eviction, stabilize housing, and support vibrant neighborhoods.

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Arbitration Referral Panel

BASF's panel of arbitrators make private decisions outside of court to help you resolve your dispute.

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ADR Training Programs

  • 40-Hour Mediator Certificate Training
  • 20-Hour Arbitrator Certificate Training
  • ADR speaker series with interdisciplinary professionals working at the intersection of access to justice and peacemaking.

Write to express interest in upcoming offerings.


Conflict Coaching Referral Panel

BASF conflict coaches consult with you one-on-one to find ways to resolve a dispute, de-escalate a potential conflict, or prepare for a contentious conversation.

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Forms & Rules

Easy access to the ADR forms and rules you need.

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Attorney/Attorney Fee Dispute Referral Panel

BASF's panel of arbitrators resolve fee disputes between attorneys when there is no dispute over fees between attorneys and their clients.


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Attorney/Client Fee Dispute Referral Panel

This program has been discontinued.  For help, consult the State Bar of California at 415-538-2020 or

Become a BASF Mediator or Arbitrator

Join the experienced professionals on BASF’s award-winning mediation panel or the newest addition to BASF's ADR Services, the Arbitration Services Referral Panel.

You must have extensive training and experience to be on these panels.

Become A BASF Mediator

Become A BASF Arbitrator

Volunteer Opportunities

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