ADR Training

Ongoing Advanced Mediation Practice Group: Federal Mediation Practice Group with monthly 2 hour sessions, beginning October, 2009 - Present; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California.  As of June, 2016, led by Tamara Lange, ADR Program Staff Attorney; prior to June, 2016, led by Daniel Bowling, ADR Program Staff Attorney; Earlier Federal Mindful Mediation Practice Group with monthly 2 hour sessions, beginning March, 2007 - June 2009; also led by Daniel Bowling.

Change to Mediation Confidentiality:  An Important Discussion; The Mediation Society; by Fred Hertz; Oakland, CA; August 14, 2017; 1.5 hours.

A Matter of Trust:  The Challenges of Mediating Inheritance Disputes; The Mediation Society; by Richard Collier; San Francisco, CA; June 21, 2017; 1.5 hours.

End-of-Life Care Decisions and Mediator as Facilitator:  A Group Discussion of Alternate Roles for Mediators; The Mediation Society; by Rob Rosborough; San Francisco, CA; May 8, 2017; 1.5 hours. 

Mediator Challenges in the Face of Attorney-Client Conflict; The Mediation Society; by Hon. John True (Ret.) and Randolph W. Hall; San Francisco, CA; April 27, 2017; 1.5 hours.

Advanced Mediation Skills Seminar:  Using Caucus to Maximum Advantage; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by Howard Herman and Tamara Lange; San Francisco, CA; April 25, 2017; 1.5 hours.

ABA 19th Annual Spring ADR Conference; San Francisco, CA; April 19-22, 2017; 3.5 days.

Trustees v. Remainder Beneficiaries, and the Struggle to Deal with an Aging Population; EBTEL; by Steven P. Braccini and Patrick A. Kohlmann; Oakland, CA; April 19, 2017; 1.5 hours.

An Insider's Guide to Mediations with Self-Represented Litigants; Alameda County Bar Association; by Malcolm Sher; Oakland, CA; April 13, 2017; 1.5 hours.

Elder Mediation and Estate Planning:  Dispute Resolution Before They Die; Alameda County Bar Association Trust and Estates and ADR Sections; by Margaret M. Hand and Teri H. Sklar; Oakland, CA; March 16, 2017; 1.0 hour.

How To Mediate Cases Where Worker's Comp Is Involved; The Mediation Society; by Frank Russo; Oakland, CA; March 13, 2017; 1.5 hours.

Bringing Integrative Mediation to Non-Divorce Cases, With a Focus on Probate and Estate Planning Cases; Integrative Mediation Bay Area; by Stephen H. Sulmeyer; Corte Madera, CA; February 28, 2017; 1.5 hours.

Customizing the Mediation: The Mediator's Role as Process Architect; The Mediation Society; by Fred Hertz; San Francisco, CA; February 23, 2017; 1.5 hours.

Federal: Recent Developments in estate planning and related tax law; EBTEL; by Michael C. Gerson, Patrick Kohlmann, John Prokey and Leighton Burrey; Oakland, CA; February 15, 2017; 1.5 hours.

California: Recent Developments in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law; EBTEL; by Michael C. Gerson, Patrick Kohlmann, John Prokey and Julie Woods; Oakland, CA; February 8, 2017; 1.5 hours.

Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits; UC Hastingsj--Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution; by Lainey Feingold; San Francisco, CA; January 24, 2017; 1.0 hour.

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession:  Prevention, Detection and Treatment; Alameda County Bar Association and The Mediation Society; by David Mann; Oakland, CA; January 19, 2017; 1.5 hours.

The Year in Review; The Mediation Society Roundtable; by Paul Dubow and James Madison; San Francisco, CA; December 7, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Landlord Tenant Disputes and the Role of Mediation: Approaches to Successfully Mediating Landlord-Tenant Disputes; Alameda County Bar Association; by Meghan Gordon, Marc S. Janowitz, Malcolm Sher; and Andrew M. Zacks; Oakland, CA; November 15, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Mediator Proposals; The Mediation Society; by Matt Geyer; Oakland, CA; November 2, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Helping Clients Flourish:  Using the Principles of Positive Psychology in Family and Estate Law Disputes; Alameda County Bar Association; by Chandler Hoffman and Kamela Laird; Oakland, CA; October 18, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Developments in Bangladesh; The Mediation Society; by JAMS International Fellow Farjana Yesmin; San Francisco, CA; October 5, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Intellectual Property Disputes and Artists as Clients; Alameda County Bar Association; by Lizbeth Hasse, Linda Joy Kattwinkel and Daniel Riviera; Oakland, CA; September 30, 2016. 

Mindfulness in the Practice of Mediation; Integrative Mediation Bay Area; by Daniel Bowling; Corte Madera, CA; September 27, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Mediation Perspective of In House Counsel and Outside Counsel; The Mediation Society Roundtable; by Seth Jaffe and James Gilliand; San Francisco, CA; September 21, 2016;1.5 hours.

Documenting the Deal; The Mediation Society Roundtable; by Hon. Richard Flier and Rachel Erlich; San Francisco, CA; August 10, 2016. 1.0 hour.

Estate of Duke and Trust & Estate Litigation; EBTEL, Litigation and Mediation Committe; by Silvio Regiardo, III; Oakland, CA; July 20, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Crystal Ball Estate Planning--Choosing a Fiduciary to Act in the Future; EBTEL, Estate Planning and Administration Committee; by Meredith Taylor, Leslie Byrne and Virginia Palmer; Oakland, CA; July 13, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Real Estate Mediation: Mediating the Broker Case; S.F. Community Boards JAMS Mediation Program; by Malcolm Sher; San Francisco, CA; July 12, 2016; 2.0 hours.

Half Day Conference:  Appellate Mediation Program, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; Family Law Mediation, Stories From the War Zone, by Nancy Milton; Psychology in Negotiation: How ARE People in Dispute Thinking? By David Miller; Mediating Probate Cases From Estate Planning to Appeal, by Barbara Norman; Sacramento, CA; June 23, 2016; 3.0 hours.

Recent Changes in Testamentary Capacity Rules; Alameda County Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section & JAMS; by Hon. Elaine Rushing, Ret., Dr. Jonathan Canick, Walter Cook and Ronald P. Wargo II;, Oakland, CA; June 21, 2016; 3.0 hours.

Mediator Malpractice:  What You Need to Know To Avoid It; The Mediation Society; By Claudia Viera and John Warnlof; Oakland, CA; May 4, 2016; 1.0 hour.

Dealing with Insurers in Mediation:  How to Make Them Allies for Resolution; S.F. Community Boards JAMS Mediation Clinc; by Steve Schrey; San Francisco, CA; May 3, 2016; 2.0 hours.

Biomedical Ethics:  Conflicts That Truly Are Matters of Life and Death; Alameda County Bar Association ADR Section; by Professor Emeritus Marjorie Shultz; Oakland, CA; April 21, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Elders and Insurance Scams; EBTEL; by Milo Benningfield; Oakland, CA; April 20, 2016; 1 hour

Using Integrative Mediation in Trusts & Estate Litigation; EBTEL; by R. Kamela Laird and Chandler Hoffman; Oakland, CA; April 13, 2016; 1 hour.

What You Need to Know About the New Revocable Transfer on Death Deed; ACBA Real Estate and Trust and Estates Sections; by Jim Hildreth and Peter Shelton; Oakland, CA; March 22, 2016; 1.0 hour.

Integrative Mediation Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced Trainings; IMBA; by Stephen H. Sulmeyer, JD, PhD, Martie H. Leys, JD; Kathleen Adams, LCSW; Novato, CA: March 18-19, 2016; 13 hours.

Introduction to Mediation-Arbitration or "Med-Arb";' Alameda County Bar Association, ADR Section; by James Madison; Oakland, CA; March 17, 2016; 1.0 hour.

Financial Elder Abuse in California; EBTEL by Niall P. McCarthy; Oakland, CA; March 16, 2016; 1.0 hour.

Revocable Transfer on Death Deed (TOD); EBTEL; by Bart Schenone, Jonna M. Thomas and David S. Helsey; Oaklnd, CA; March 9, 2016; 1 hour.

Pre-Hearing Preparation; The Mediation Society; by Ron kelly; Oakland, CA; March 2, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Certification of Mediators; The Mediation Society; by James Madison and Paul Dubow; San Francisco, CA; March 1, 2016; 1 hour.

Advanced Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitrator Training; BASF, ADR Services; San Francisco, CA; February 29, 2016; 1.5 hours.

Tree and View Disputes; Alameda County Bar Association, ADR Section; by Jospeh Mauer; Oakland, CA; February 23, 2016; 1.5 hours.

2016 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar; by Nossaman Firm; San Francisco, CA; February 10, 2016; 3.0 hours.

2015 Year in Review; The Mediation Society Roundtable; by Paul Dubow and Jim Madison; San Francisco, CA; December 9, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Mediator Arbitrator Malpractice What You Need to Know to Avoid It; ACBA; by Claudia Viera; Oakland, CA; November 3, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Mediation Practice & Process Refresher; PCRC; San Mateo; October 28, 2015; 3 hours.

Vulnerability, Forgiveness, Closure: How Integrative Mediators Can Help Their Clients Dissolve Impasse and Heal; Integrative Mediation Bay Area; Colloquium by Eileen Barker and Steve Sulmeyer; Corte Madera; October 27, 2015; 1.0 hour.

Litigation and Mediation Roundtable 2015; EBTEL; by Bette Epstein, Virginia Palmer and Thomas Latham; Oakland, Ca; October 21, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Barriers to Settlement Psychiatric and Behavioral; ACBA; by Robert Terris; Oakland, CA; October 20, 2015; 1 hour.

What Lies Behind "No"?  Effective Negotiation in Practice and in Business; ACBA; by Elaine Betts; Oakland, CA; October 15, 2015; 1 hour.

Forgiveness as a Tool for Conflict Coaches; ACR Teleconference; by Eileen Barker; October 15, 2015; 1 hour.

Do You Want to Protect Mediation Confidentiality?  The Mediation Society Roundtable; San Francisco, CA; September 30, 2015; 1 hour.

The Anatomy of a Partition Action; ACBA; by Jim Hildreth; Oakland, CA; September 24, 2015; 1 hour.

Fiduciary Accounting in California Probate Court; EBTEL; Oakland, CA; September 22, 2015; 1 hour.

Family Mediation and Domestic Violence; ACR Teleconference; by Jon Graham; July 13, 2015; 1 hour.

Transformational Conflict Coaching;: The Art of Waking People Up; ACR Teleconference; by Ken Cloke; July 8, 2015; 1.0 hour.

Easements and Boundary Disputes: Recent Developments; Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) Real Estate Section Seminar; by David Roth; Oakland, CA; June 17, 2015; 1.5 hours.

The Prevalence and Destructive Effect of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession; The Mediation Scoiety; by Cameron G. Stout; San Franciscok, CA; May 27, 2015; 1.0 hour.

Managing the "Money Dance" in Negotiation and Mediation; ACBA ADR, Labor and Employment and Real Estate Sections Seminar; by Jessica Notini; Oakland, CA; May 26, 2015; 1.0 hour.

10th Annual Conference on Elder Abuse; by Legal Assistance for Seniors; UC Hastings, San Francisco, CA; May 19, 2015; 8 hours.

The Bay Area Mediation Summit; hosted by The Mediation Society; San Francisco, CA; May 15, 2015; 5.0 hours.

Estate Planning for Valuable Tangible Personal Property; EBTEL; by Allyson Bradley; Oakland, CA; May 13, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Does Meditation Make You a Better Mediator? The Mediation Society; by Robert Rosborough; San Francisco, CA; May 6, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Utilize Technology to Enhance Your Mediation and Law Practice; ACBA ADR, Barristers, Labor and Employment, and Trial Practice Sections Seminar; by Shahrad Milanfar; Oakland, CA; April 8, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Insurance in Mediation; The Mediation Society; by Rachel Erlich; San Francisco, CA; March 19, 2015; 1.0 hour.

Recent Developments in Federal Estate Planning and Related Tax Law; EBTEL; by Elizabeth Engh, Michael Gerson, Patrick Kohlmann and John Prokey; Oakland, CA; February 18, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Advanced Mediation--When Push Comes to Shove in the Bargaining Stage; Northern California Mediation Center; by Jessica Notini; San Rafael, CA; February 12-13, 2015; 12 hours.

Recent Developments in California Estate Planning and Related Tax Law; EBTEL; by Elizabeth Engh; Michael Gerson, Patrick Kohlmann and John Prokey; Oakland, CA; February 11, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Decision Making and Mediation Strategies Inside & Outside the Courtroom; ACBA ADR Section Seminar; by Judge Patrick Mahoney (Ret.); Oakland, CA; January 27, 2015; 1 hour.

Challenges and Opportunities of Mediating with Elders and Their Families; The Mediation Society; by Dana Curtis; San Francisco, CA; January 27, 2015; 1 hour.

Roundtable About Elder Law, Conservatorships and Guardianships; EBTEL; Oakland, CA; January 21, 2015; 1.5 hours.

Trusts and Estates: Real Property and The Parent-Child Exclusion; EBTEL; by Sandra Humphrey, Alameda County Assessor's Office; Oakland, CA; January 14, 2015; 1.0 hour.

Gender Issues in Mediation and Negotiation; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Emily Epstein; San Francisco, CA; January 13, 2015; 2.0 hours.

The Year in Review: A Discussion led by Paul Dubow and Jim Madison; The Mediation Society; San Francisco, CA; December 10, 2014; 1.5 hours.

The Road to Cultural Understanding in a Diverse World: Recognizing and Avoiding Bias for More Successfuol Mediations; ACBA ADR Section Seminar; by Patricia Prince and Malcolm Sher; Oakland, CA; November 20, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Litigation Decision Tree--What It Is and How It Can Best Be Used in Mediation; The Mediation Society; by Bruce L. Beron; Oakland, CA; November 5, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Mediating With Self-Represented Litigants; The Mediation Society; by Malcolm Sher; San Francisco, CA; October 8, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Brave New World: Bio-Medical Ethics and Trusts and Estates; EBTEL; by Berkeley Law Professor Marjorie Shultz; Oakland, CA; September 17, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Ethical Dilemmas in Elder Estate and Trust Mediations; ACBA ADR Section Seminar; by Dana Curtis and John O'Grady; Oakland, CA; September 16, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Undue Influence Update: Statutory Undue Influence and Transfers Between Spouses; EBTEL; Oakland, CA; August 20, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Adult Protective Services Overview & The Public Guardian's Role in Conservatorships; EBTEL; by Lisa Brand and Jennifer Stephens-Pierre; Oakland, CA; July 16, 2014; 1 hour.

Leverage and the Psychology of Influence; ACBA ADR Section Seminar; by Jessica Notini; Oakland, CA; June 25, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Implicit Bias: Awareness and Tools for Change; S.F. Community Boards Workshop; by Claudia Viera; San Francisco, CA; June 6, 2014; 2 hours.

Coaching the Conflict Pivot: Three Steps to Help Free People From Conflict; ACR Workplace Coaching Committee Teleseminar; by Tammy Lenski; June 5,2014; 1 hour.

Mediating From the Inside Out: Skillfully Managing Our Internal Dialogue During Mediations; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California ADR Program; by Daniel Bowling and Dana Curtis; San Francisco, CA; June 4, 2014; 1.5 hours.

EBTEL (East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers) 5th Annual Spring Symposium on Probate, Trusts and Estates; Oakland, CA; June 3, 2014; 4 hours.

Secrets to Settling Cases: Tips from the Bench; ACBA ADR Section Seminar; by Judge Paul Herbert; Oakland, CA; May 29, 2014; 1 hour.

Guardianships; EBTEL; Oakland, CA; May 21, 2014; 1 hour.

When Both Sides are Righteously Indignant-Mediator Tools Derived from Fee-Shifting Cases; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California ADR Program; by Claudia Bernard and Howard Herman; Oakland, CA; May 15, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Recognizing and Understanding Mental Health Issues During Negotiations; ACBA ADR Section Seminar; by Robert Terris; Oakland, CA; April 10, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Your Most Challenging Mediations; The Mediation Society; a Roundtable led by Teri Sklar; Oakland, CA; April 2, 2014; 1.5 hours.

Elder Abuse Restraining Orders; EBTEL; by James Treggiari; Oakland, CA; March 19, 2014; 1 hour.

Establishing a Probate Mediation Program in the Court; ACR Elder Section Teleseminar; March 19, 2014; 1 hour.

Advance Health Care Directives; EBTEL; by Sandy Shih Andrada; Oakland, CA; March 12, 2014; 1 hour.

Most Recent Developments in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law; EBTEL; by Elizabeth Engh, Michael C. Gerson, Patrick Kohlmann and John Prokey; Oakland, CA; February 12 and 19, 2014; 3.0 hours.

Ethics in Mediating Financial Abuse; ADRNC; by John O'Grady; San Francisco, CA; February 6, 2014; 1.5 hours.

"Because I Said So", Dealing with Power Imbalances in the Workplace; S.F. Community Boards JAMS Mediation Clinic; by Maureen Hochler and Michal Longfelder; San Francisco, CA; February 4, 2014; 2 hours.

The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World; U.C. Hastings CNDR; by Michael Wheeler; San Francisco, CA; January 30, 2014; 1 hour.

Why Dispute Resolutionn Practitioners Should Care About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; ACR Workplace Section Diversity Teleconference; by Marvin Johnson and Lou Gieszi; January 30, 2014; 1 hour.

Tips for the Toolbox for Mediating Disability Cases; ACR Workplace Section Teleseminar; by Arthur L. Finkle; January 22, 2014; 1 hour.

Living in a World of Conflict: Reflections on Dispute Resolution in Today's Middle East; TMS; by Fred Hertz and Robert Terris; Oakland, CA; December 4, 2013; 1.5 hours.

Mediating End of Life & Inheritance Battles to Save Relationships, Parts 1 and 2; S.F. Community Boards JAMS Mediation Clinic; by John O'Grady and Steven Rosenberg; San Francisco, CA; November 12 and Decemberr 3, 2013; 4 hours.

Ethical Dilemmas Mediators Face; The Mediation Society; by Claudia Viera; San Francisco, CA; November 6, 2013; 1.0 hour.

Coaching in Mediation & its Effect on Mediation Success; a Roundtable led by Wayne Brazil; The Mediation Society; San Francisco, CA; October 9, 2014; 1.0 hour.

Will Your Mediation Stay Confidential?  The Mediation Society; by Ron kelly; Oakland, CA; October 2, 2013; 1.5 hours.

Conflict Management Coaching Practice Talk; ACR Workplace Conflict Coaching Committee Teleseminar; by  Cinnie Noble; September 12, 2013; 1 hour.

How to Navigate Epic Estate Battles Before They Start; S.F. Commonwealth Club; by John O'Grady; San Francisco, CA; September 5, 2013; 2 hours.

POLST & the Role of the Fiduciary: Life, Death & Ethical Considerations; PFAC; by Laureal Etheridge; Lafayette, CA; August 8, 2013; 1 hour.

Warning Signs & Red Flags of Elder Abuse; ACR Elder Section Webinar; by Chuck Hurd; July 24, 2013; 1 hour.

High-Stakes Emotions: The Unique Challenges of Resolving Workplace Conflict; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Michal Longfelder; San Francisco, CA; June 4, 2013; 2.0 hours.

Strategies for Preparing and Mediating an Employment Case; Alameda County Bar Association; by Kathryn Burkett Dickson, Margaret Hart Edwards and Claudia Viera; Oakland, CA; May 29, 2013; 1 hour.

Essential Tips For Mediators; The Mediation Society; by Professor Jean R. Sternlight; San Francisco, CA; May 14, 2013; 1 hour.

Trust Litigation and Five Landmines To Avoid; Professional Fiduciary Association; by Frank Acuma and Tracy Regli; San Leandro, CA May 9, 2013; 1 hour.

Mediation Today: What Is It, How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?  The Mediation Society; San Francisco, CA; May 3, 2013; 3.5 hours.

Forgiveness Forum; Monthly Hour-Long Teleseminars; Organized and Hosted by Eileen Barker; June, 2010 - March, 2013; Various topics related to the Role of Forgiveness in Mediation, each led by an authority in the field; 1 hour each.

Crisis Communication: Tips From Law Enforcement For Mediators; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Scott Ruiz; San Francisco, CA; April 9, 2013; 2 hours.

The Self of Peace: What Conflict Resolution Teaches Us About Who We Really Are; The Mediation Society; by Elizabeth Bader; Oakland, CA; April 3, 2013; 1.5 hours.

Conflict Coaching Training; S.F. Community Boards; by Cordell Wesselink and Betsy Zeger; San Francisco, CA; March 2, 2013; 7 hours.

Stay Ahead: 2013 Emerging Employment Issues; by Nossaman Law Firm; San Francisco, CA; February 28, 2013; 2.5 hours.

Time To Change Mediation Confidentiality Laws? Alameda County Bar Association; by Ron Kelly; Oakland, CA; February 27, 2013; 1.5 hours.

5 Ways To Improve Your Mediation Performance; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Masters Workshop; by Georgio Piccagli; San Francisco, CA; Feburary 20, 2013; 2.5 hours.

Probate Mediation: Psychology, Law and Practice; by Jessica M. Notini, Dana L. Curtis, Judge Marshall Whitley, Bette B. Epstein and Lisa Nerenberg; Alameda County Bar Association; Oakland, CA; February 7, 2013; 6.0 hours.

Mediator's Proposals/High-Low Brackets; How We Do them/Should We Do Them? The Mediation Society; by Claudia Viera and David Meadows; Oakland, CA; February 6, 2013; 1.5 hours.

The Ethics of Forgiveness Webinar: What Every Lawyer and Mediator Should Know; by Eileen Barker; January 14 & 21, 2013; 4.0 hours.

Facing Your Toughest Mediation Challenges; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Ron Kelly and Christine McCracken; San Francisco, CA; January 15, 2013; 2 hours.

How to Deal with Bias in Mediaton; The Mediation Society; by Victoria Pynchon; December 7, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Elder and Inheritance Mediation Training; S.F. Community Boards, Advanced ADR Training Series; by John O'Grady; May 5, 12, November 10, 2012; 19.0 hours.

Skillful Mediator Responses to Behaviors that Push Our Buttons - An Interactive Discussion; The Mediation Society; by David Meadows; November 7, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Effective Financial Principles for Resolving Disputes; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Carlos J. Alarcon; November 6, 2012; 2 hours.

Mediating with Skype Technology; The Mediation Society; by Malcolm Sher; September 12, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Interest-Based Negotiating; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Tim Dayonot; August 7, 2012; 2 hours.

Mediating With the Difficult to Disturbed; The Mediation Society; by Jim Cawood; July 11, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Generating Options through Risk Analysis: Decision Trees and Beyond; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Claudia Viera; July 10, 2012; 2 hours.

Mediating the Broker Case: Special Challenges to Mediating Cases involving Real Estate Professionals; Alameda County Bar Association; by Malcolm Sher; June 26, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Eldercare Stress: A Family Balancing Act; Association for Conflict Resolution, Elder Care Section Teleconference; by Cynthia Benzler & Donald Fischer; June 20, 2012; 1 hour.

Getting A Business Back In Shape:  Mediating With Self-Represented Litigants; The Mediation Society; by Patricia Prince; June 6, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Conflict Resolution: How Mediators Can Change The Planet; S.F. Community Boards; by Kenneth Cloke; June 1, 2012; 1 hour.

The Language of Conflict & Conflict Stories; S.F. Community Boards Workshop; by Kenneth Cloke; June 1, 2012; 2.5 hours.

The Mediation Table in 2012 & What Changes Are Ahead? The Mediation Society; by Bruce Edwards; May 23, 2012; 1 hour.

Elder Mediation Training Standards; Association for Conflict Resolution, Elder Section Teleconference; May 9, 2012; 1.0 hours.

Stay Ahead:  2012 Emerging Employment Issues Webinar, Part 2:  Employee Benefits; Disabilities & Medical Leaves; Sacramento Insights; by Nossaman Law Firm; May 3, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Report on ABA Conference Mediation Research; The Mediation Society; by Gary Weiner; May 2, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Stay Ahead:  2012 Emerging Employment Issues Webinar, Part 1:  Wage & Hour; Discrimination & Harassment; Social Media; by Nossaman Law Firm; April 26, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Creative Responses to All Those Lousy Excuses on Why Not to Mediate; Association for Conflict Resolution, Elder Section Teleconference; April 18, 2012; 1 hour.

Insurance Issues in Mediation; The Mediation Society; by Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.) JAMS; April 4, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Contract Mediation; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by John O'Grady; April 3, 2012; 2 hours.

When the Parties Want To Walk, Making Money Talk: Effectively Mediating Claims Primarily About Money; The Mediation Society; by J. Andrew Little; March 22, 2012; 1 hour.

Mediator Ethical Dilemmas: Challenging Situations; The Mediation Society; by Claudia Viera; March 7, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Transforming Conflict Through Forgiveness; by Eileen Barker and Peter Sandhill; Sonoma State University; February 24-25, 2012; 14.0 hours.

Stay Ahead: 2012 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar; by Nossaman Law Firm; February 22, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Transforming Anger; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Michael G. Quirke, M.A.; February 7, 2012; 2 hours.

Unique Forms of Pre-Mediation Preparation Designed to Settle Cases; The Mediation Society; by Ron Kelly; January 19, 2012; 1.5 hours.

Year in Review/Proposed New Laws re Mediation; The Mediation Society; by Jim Madison and Paul Dubow; December 7, 2011; 1.5 hours.

The Impact of Implicit Bias on Mediator Neutrality; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by Carol Izumi and Claudia Viera; November 30, 2011; 1.5 hours.

Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference; San Diego, CA; including International Day on October 12, 2011; various mediation seminars October 13 - 15, 2011.

A Matter of Trust:  Mediating Inheritance Disputes; BASF; by Richard Collier, Dana Curtis & Jay Folberg; September 13, 2011; 1.5 hours.

Conflict Coaching -- From Impasse to Transformation and Transcendence: How to Use Transformational Coaching to Encourage Forgiveness and Reconciliation; ACR Workplace Coaching Committee teleseminar; by Kenneth Cloke; September 8, 2011; 1 hour.

Creative Techniques for Generating More Options; U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California; by Professor Ulla Glaesser, LL.M and Ph.D; August 31, 2011; 1 hour.

Emotional Intelligence for Mediators; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by John Ford; July 12, 2011; 2.0 hours.

Avoid Costly Mistakes in Mediation; BASF; by Nancy Neal Yeend, Carol Webster Millie & R. Michael Kasperzak; May 12, 2011; 3.0 hours.

Insurance Coverage Issues in Mediation; BASF; by Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (ret.), Craig Meredith, and Renee Callantine; May 5, 2011; 1 hour.

Mediating in The Dark--Strategies, Techniques, and Opportunities in a Stormy Financial Climate; by The Mediation Society; April 29, 2011; 3.0 hours.

Overcoming Challenges to Convening in Elder Mediation; ACR Elder Mediation Section Teleconference; by Blair Tripe; April 20, 2011; 1 hour.

Stories Mediators Tell; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Masters Workshop; by Russell Brunson; April 6, 2011; 2.0 hours.

Mediation and Decision Making in the Courts: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Dispute Resolution; San Francisco Superior Court's ADR Program; by Kimberly Papillin; March 16, 2011; 1.5 hours.

Mastering Foreclosure Law CLE; by the Rossdale Group; Teleseminar; March 9, 2011; 1.5 hours.

San Francisco Renters' Rights & How To Help; S.F. Community Boards Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Andrew Westley; March 8, 2011; 2 hours.

Stay Ahead: 2011 Emerging Employment Issues; by Nossaman Law Firm; February 23, 2011; 2 hours.

The Emotionally Intense Employee: Navigating Through the Highs and Lows; ACR Workplace Section Teleseminar; by Debra Dupree; February 17, 2011; 1 hour.

Managing High Conflict Personalities; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Erica Ota, MSW; February 8, 2011; 2 hours.

Elder Mediation Discussion Group; Organized and Hosted by Dana Curtis; Various topics related to elder mediation, each led by member of Elder Mediation Discussion Group; May, 2009 - December, 2010; 2 hours each.

Managing Multi-Parties in Mediation; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Marc Feder; October 19, 2010; 2 hours.

Psychological Aspects of Conflict & Conflict Resolution; S.F. Community Boards Fall 2010 Mediation Masters Program; Dr. Ilene Diamond; September 28, 2010; 2.5 hours.

Self-represented Litigants Mediation Training; Contra Costa ADR section; by Panelists Hon. Barry Goode, Malcolm Sher, Barbara Suskind, Magda Lopez; September 21, 2010; 1.5 hours.

BASF Fee Dispute Program: Advanced Arbitrator Training; September 8, 2010; 2 hours.

Mediating in a Multi-Cultural World; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Claudia Viera; August 17, 2010; 2 hours.

The Art of the Question; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Jennifer Kresge; July 13, 2010; 2 hours.

Settling Non-Class Action Cases Involving Financial Institutions; U.S. District Court-Northern District of California; by ADR Legal Staff; May 27, 2010; 1.5 hours.

Fee Arbitration Training by Bar Association of San Francisco; May 26, 2010; 2 hours.

Stuck in A Cognitive Rut; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Jim Laflin; May 18, 2010; 2 hours.

Skillful Use of Joint Sessions and Caucus; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by ADR Legal Staff; April 28, 2010; 1.0 hour.

Understanding & Eradicating Bullying At Work; ACR Workplace Section Teleseminar; by catherine M. Mattice; April 28, 2010; 1 hour.

Employment Mediation: Focusing on Interests to Make Breakthroughs; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Claudia Viera; April 20, 2010; 2 hours.

ABA Annual Dispute Resolution Conference; San Francisco, CA; various seminars; April 8, 2010 - April 10, 2010.

Mediating with Elders - Is it Different? S.F. Community Boards April Mediation Masters Program; by Eileen Goldman, LCSW; April 7, 2010; 2.0 hours.

Elder Decision Making and Conflict Resolution; ACR Teleseminar; April 6, 2010; 1 hour.

Brain Matters; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Jennifer Kresge; March 16, 2010; 2 hours.

ADRNC Annual Conference: Expanding Your Practice in a Complex World; Various Seminars; Oakland, CA; March 13, 2010; 9.0 hours.

Stay Ahead: 2010 Emerging Employment Issues; by Nossaman Law Firm; February 17, 2010; 1.5 hours.

Communicating Across Cultures: Cross-Cultural Considerations in Mediation and Negotiation; ACR Teleseminar; by Nina Meierding; December 1, 2009; 1 hour.

Mediating Between Landlords & Tenants; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Andrew Westley; November 17, 2009; 2 hours.

Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference; Atlanta, Georgia; including International Day on October 7, 2009; various mediation seminars; October 8-10, 2009.

Thinking About Mediation: Is There More to Understand than Facilitative & Evaluative?  Court of Appeal, First Appellate District; Gary Weiner; September 25, 2009; 1.5 hours.

Empathy Clinic, Part 2; S.F. Community Boards Fall 2009 Mediation Masters Program; by Sigal Shoham; September 21, 2009; 2.5 hours.

Training Coach Workshop; S. F. Community Boards; by Gail Sadalla; September 15, 2009; 3.0 hours.

Decision Tree Analysis Workshop; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by ADR Legal Staff; July 1, 2009; 1.0 hours.

Steadfast--A Communication Practice; RockRose Institute; by Maja Ramsey and Patty Duetting; June 5-7, 2009; 12.5 hours.

Decision Tree Analysis--A Quantitative Analysis Approach to Valuing Lawsuits; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by Brendon Ishikawa; June 3, 2009; 2.0 hours.

Working With Lawyers, Insurers and Public Entities; Advanced Appellate Mediation Seminar; Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; by Dana Curtis, Michael Levy, Cathy Yanni, Marc Feder; May 15, 2009; 6.75 hours.

Nonviolent Communication Workshop -- Empathy Clinic; S.F. Community Boards Spring Mediation Masters Program; by Sigal Shohan; May 4, 2009; 2.5 hours.

Working With Difficult People; Advanced Appellate Mediation Seminar; Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; by Dana Curtis, Dr. Tony Raffers, Daniel Bowling; April 24, 2009; 6.75 hours.

Advanced Communication for Mediators; Advanced Appellate Mediation Seminar; Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; by Dana Curtis, Brendon Ishikawa, Marc Feder; March 27, 2009; 6.75 hours.

Fundamentals of Elder Mediation; by Dana Curtis; March 4-6, 2009; 19.5 hours.

Effectively Mediating Claims About Money; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by J. Anderson Little; February 26, 2009; 4 hours.

Appellate Mediation Practice Group with monthly 2 hour sessions; California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District Appellate Mediation Program; by Dana Curtis; March - June, 2008; 8 hours.

SF Community Boards Mediation Coach at Basic Mediation Trainings February 23, 2008; March 2, 2008; June 15, 2008; June 21, 2008; 18.5 hours.

Mediation 2008: How The Process Has Evolved; The Mediation Society; May 30, 2008; 3 hours.

Is the Definition of the Problem Too Broad, Too Narrow or Just Right? U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by ADR Staff Attorneys; May 20, 2008; 1 hour.

Dealing With Impasse--Successfully; California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Appellate Mediation Program; by Ron Kelly; May 15, 2008; 1.5 hours.

Dealing With Mediation Impasse, What To Do When Stuck; SF Community Boards; by Marc Feder; May 14, 2008; 2.5 hours.

Approaches To Impasse -- A Conversation With Judge Wayne Brazil; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; April 29, 2008; 1 hour.

After The Handshake, Don't Let The Settlements Evaporate; ACR, Workplace Section Teleconference; by Vivian Berger; March 24, 2008; 1 hour.

Full Settlement Authority: What It Means & How Do You Get It?  By Jim Madison, Nancy Yeend, John Toker; November 29, 2007; 1.5 hours.

Appellate Mediation Seminar; Sacramento, CA; California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; Basic Appellate Law for Mediators; by Brendon Ishikawa; October 30, 2007; 2 hours.

Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona; Including International Day on October 24, 2007; various mediation seminars; October 25 - 27, 2007.

Appellate Mediation Training; Sacramento, CA; California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; by Dana Curtis and Richard Birke; March 8-10, 23-24, 2007; 29.75 hours.

How Mediators Can Make A Big Difference: Mediating With Insurance Adjusters; BASF; by Yolanda Jackson; February 1, 2007; 1.5 hours.

Advanced Mediation Training; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by Eileen Barker, G. Daniel Bowling, Richard Collier, Dana Curtis, Howard A. Herman, G Robin Siefkin; November 14-15, 2006; 13 hours.

Mediation Training; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by Claudia L. Bernard, G. Daniel Bowling, Howard A. Herman, Debra Mellinkoff, Robin Siefkin; October 20-21, 2006; 13 hours.

Gender Miscommunication & Its Impact On Conflict & Negotiation; BASF; by Laurel Greenspan Kaufer & Jan Frankel Schau; September 7, 2006; 1.5 hours.

Mediation Training: Good, Bad & Ugly Of Mediating Employment Cases; BASF; by Patricia Prince and Jeff Ross; June 28, 2006; 1.5 hours.

Specialized Mediation: Handling Challenging Employment, Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Cases; Pepperdine University School of Law (Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution), Malibu, CA; by Jeff Krivis, Eric Galton, Tracy Allen; June 22-24, 2006; 18 hours.

Mediation Process–Orientation & Refresher; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; May 23, 2006; 2.0 hours.

Facing Your Toughest Mediation Challenges; BASF; by Debra Mellinkoff; Ron Kelly; May 12, 2006; 3.0 hours.

Cutting Edge ADR: Collaborative Law In Employment & Other Disputes; BASF; by Andrew Wolfe; Jeanee M. Fahey May 4, 2006; 1.5 hours.

Meeting Facilitation 101; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; April 27 and April 29, 2006; 10.0 hours.

Expectations, Skills, & Success In Mediation; BASF & The Mediation Society seminar at Golden Gate University; April 28, 2006; 4.0 hours.

Common Ground Mediation Training; April 8, 2006; 3.5 hours.

Mediation Preparation & Tactics From Participant’s Perspective; BASF; by Karen Kimmey; April 6, 2006; 1.5 hours.

Tax Considerations Of Agreements In Employment Matters; BASF; by G.J. Stillson Macdonnell; March 2, 2006; 1.5 hours.

Case Development–Roundtable & Training; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; February 6 and February 8, 2006; 4.0 hours.

Problematic Assumptions About Mediation; BASF; by Gary Friedman; February 2, 2006; 1.5 hours.

Improvisation For Mediators: Playing With Status; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; January 10, 2006; 2.0 hours.

Etymology Of ADR; BASF; by Richard Collier; January 5, 2006; 1.5 hours.

Gender Sensitivity Mediation Training; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; November 29, 2005; 4.0 hours.

Collaborative Law For Civil Cases; BASF; by Gary Weiner; November 10, 2005; 1.0 hours.

How Do You Relate To Conflict? BASF; by Claudia Viera; November 3, 2005; 1.0 hours.

Should We Stop At Neutrality? BASF; by Gary Weiner; October 6, 2005; 1.0 hour.

Juvenile Mediation Training; SF Community Boards; October 3, 2005; 3.0 hours.

Juvenile Victim-Offender Mediation Training by Multi-Option ADR Project; by David A. Cherniss, Esq., Juvenile Delinquency Mediation Program Coordinator; September 22 and September 24, 2005; 9.5 hours.

Introducing Solution Focused Therapy As A Tool for Mediation; SF Community Boards; by Ka Yun Cheng; August 10, 2005; 3.0 hours.

Volunteer Mediator Training in accordance with the California Dispute Resolution Act; SF Community Boards; September 14--November 23, 2004, 30 hours (10 sessions-3 hours each).

Arbitration Presentation; BASF; October 16, 2004; 1.5 hours.

STAR–A Systematic Approach To Mediation Strategies; Pepperdine University School of Law (Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution), Malibu, CA; by Peter Robinson and Eric Lindauer; June 17-19, 2004; 18 hours.

Homeless Shelter Pro Bono Arbitration Project Training; BASF, SF Department of Social Services and SF Coalition on Homelessness; 1996.

Center For Mediation In Law: Introductory Mediation Training Program; Green Gulch Farm, Marin County, CA; Taught by Jack Himmelstein (NY, NY), Martina Reaves (Emeryville, CA), Kathy Stoner (Pacific Grove, CA); November 2-6, 1994; 34 hours.

Stanford Law School, Stanford University: Fundamentals of Mediation Program; Stanford Law School, Continuing Legal Education; Taught by Gary Friedman; June 27-July 1, 1994; 40 hours.






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