Professional Resume

MEDIATION EXPERIENCE 

  • ADA Access
  • Business
  • Civil Rights
  • Community Disputes
  • Disability Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Mediation (Elder Abuse, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Adult Family Disputes)
  • Employment
  • Family Disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Neighbor Disputes
  • Intra-Organizational Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Probate & Estate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Restraining Orders
  • Special Education
  • Victim-Offender
  • Wage and Hour
  • Wrongful Termination

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION PANELS

  • U.S. District Court--Northern District of California
  • California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District
  • Early Settlement Program of BASF
  • Mediation Services of BASF
  • San Mateo Multi-Option ADR Project
  • Integrative Mediation Bay Area
  • Office of Citizen Complaints
  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
  • San Francisco Community Boards
  • San Francisco Superior Court's Civil Mediation Panel
  • San Francisco Superior Court Pre-Arbitration Panel
  • San Mateo Juvenile Delinquency Mediation Program
  • Panel of Court Mediators for the Alameda Court ADR Program
  • Fee Dispute Arbitration Panel of BASF
  • San Francisco Neighborhood Court Program

LEGAL AND MEDIATION EXPERIENCE

Thirty-eight (38) years of legal experience in the state, federal, and appellate courts as well as administrative agencies and over 800 hours of mediation training. Mediation experience began in 1994. Legal background includes criminal defense and mental health work in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office (1978-1985) followed by significant work through private practice in the areas of criminal appeals and writs, juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency, special education, civil rights, housing discrimination, personal injury, family law, landlord-tenant, employment law, trusts and estates, and foster-care eligibility. Extensive jury and court trial experience as well as a broad range of experience including legal research and writing, interviewing and preparing witnesses, reviewing court files and documents, analyzing the merits of a case, and developing trial strategies.

  • PRIVATE MEDIATION AND LEGAL PRACTICE--SOLO PRACTICE; 1985--Present
    Mediator, Coach, Facilitator, Litigator and Appellate Lawyer San Francisco, CA
    Currently, full-time Mediation Practice.  Primary focus on mediation since 2004; Initial Mediation Training in 1994.  Mediation of litigated cases as well as business, personal and community disputes where the parties want to resolve their disputes without litigation. Mediation of business, civil rights, community disputes, disability rights, ADA access, discrimination, employment, family disputes, elder disputes (elder abuse, elder care, adult family disputes), landlord-tenant, neighbor disputes, organizational disputes, personal injury, police, probate, professional fees, real estate, restraining orders, special education, victim-offender, wage and hour, and wrongful termination. Prior legal work in fields of special education, civil rights, personal injury, community disputes, landlord-tenant, homeless shelter, employment law, foster care eligibility, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency and criminal. Practiced in state and federal court as well as administrative agencies.
     
  • SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE; 1978--1985
    Senior Trial Attorney San Francisco, CA
    Participated in numerous jury trials in high volume criminal practice as well as hearings and trials regarding civil commitments. Negotiated many pre-trial and settlement conferences; consulted experts; supervised courtroom calendar; trained staff attorneys and law clerks; and prepared and argued legal motion and writs.

EDUCATION

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY (BOALT HALL)
    Juris doctor degree; May, 1978
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY
    Bachelor Of Arts Degree: Psychology. Graduated with Departmental Honors; June, 1975

    ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE: Conversant in Spanish.

BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of California, 1978; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1978.
  • Member: ACR [Association for Conflict Resolution], ACR Elder Decision Making and Conflict Resolution Section, International Section and Workplace Section; IDC [International Development Committee] & IDC Outstanding Leadership Award Subcommittee from 2008 - 2012, Co-Chair 2008 - 2010; Co-Chair IDC Mentoring Subcommittee 2008 - 2009; ADRNC [Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California].
  • Advisory Council Member of S.F. Community Boards; May 2009 - present.
  • Member: Alameda County Bar Association, Alternative dispute Section and Trusts & Estates Section; Alameda County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee 2014 - present.
  • Member: The Mediation Society.
  • Member: East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers (EBTEL) 2014 - present.
  • Member: American Bar Association.
  • Member: Search For Common Ground.
  • Member: Integrative Mediation Bay Area (IMBA).
  • Member: Bay Area Women Neutrals (BAWN).
  • Volunteer Mediator: San Francisco Community Boards, Office of Citizen Complaints, Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, & Juvenile Delinquency Mediation Program of the San Mateo Multi-Option ADR Project.
  • Member: Bar Association of San Francisco, BASF Alternative Dispute Section, Arbitration & Mediation Committees.
  • Member: Forgiveness Forum led by Eileen Barker.
  • Member: Business Network International (BNI) Success Link Chapter, Montclair Oakland Piedmont Business Networking Organization 2012 - 2014.
  • Juvenile Dependency & Delinquency Panel Attorney-SF 1992 - 2007.
  • Life Member of Stanford and Boalt Hall Alumni Associations.
  • Member of Special Programs for Youth Violence Prevention Plan Of Action Task Force 1995 - 1997.
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, 1985 - 1991.

ADR TRAINING

  • Ongoing Advanced Mediation Training 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.
  • Ongoing Trusts and Estates Study Group with monthly 1 hour sessions, beginning March, 2016 - Present; Alameda County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section; Oakland, CA.
  • Documenting the Deal; The Mediation Society Roundtable; by Hon. Richard Flier and Rachel Erlich; San Francisco, CA; August 9, 2016; 1.0 hour.
  • Estate of Duke and Trust & Estate Litigation; EBTEL, Litigation & Mediation Committee; 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 Clinic; by Malcolrm 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 Clinic; by Steve Schrey; San Francisco, CA; May 3, 2016; 2 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; 1.0 hour.
  • Using Integrative Mediation in Trusts & Estate Litigation; EBTEL; by R. Kamela Laird and Chandler Hoffman; Oakland, CA; April 13, 2016; 1.0 hour.
  • What You Need to Know About the New Revocabe 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 Trraining; 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 Elderr 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; Oakland, 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 Joseph 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; Alameda County Bar Association ADR Section; 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; ACRTelecnference; 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 Case 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 Society; by Cameron G. Stout; San Francisco, 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, Probate and Trust 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; led 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; 1.5 hours.
  • 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 Successful Mediations; ACBA ADR Section Seminar; by Patricia Prince and Malcolm Sher; Oakland, CA; Novemberr 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; Oaklnd, 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 mareen hochler and Michal Longfelder; San Francisco, CA; February 4, 2014; 2 hours.
  • 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.
  • The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World; U.C. Hastings CNDR; by Michael Wheeler; San Francisco, CA; 1 hour.
  • Why Dispute Resolution Practitioners Should Care About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; ACR Workplace Section Diversity Teleconference; by Marvin Johnsonn 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; The Mediation Society; 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 December 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 Mediationn Society; San Francisco, CA; October 9, 2014; 1.0 hour.
  • Will Your Mediation Stay Confidential? The Mediation Society; by Ron Kelly; Oaklnd, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conflict Coaching Training; S.F. Community Boards; by Cordell Wesselink and Betsy Zeger; San Francisco, CA; March 2, 2013; 7.0 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; February 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 Mediation; The Mediation Society; by Victoria Pynchon; San Francisco, CA; December 7, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Elder and Inheritance Mediation Training; S.F. Community Boards, Advanced ADR Training Series; by John O'Grady; San Francisco, CA; 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; Oakland, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; November 6, 2012; 2 hours.
  • Mediating with Skype Technology; The Mediation Society; by Malcolm Sher; Oakland, CA; September 12, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Interest-Based Negotiating; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Tim Dayonot; San Francisco, CA; August 7, 2012; 2 hours.
  • Mediating with the Difficult to Disturbed; The Mediation Society; by Jim Cawood; Oakland, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; 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; Oakland, CA; June 26, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Eldercare Stress: A Family Balancing Act; Association for Conflict Resolution, Elder 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; Oakland, CA; June 6, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Conflict Resolution: How Mediators Can Change The Planet; S.F. Community Boards; by Kenneth Cloke; San Francisco, CA; June 1, 2012; 1 hour.
  • The Language of Conflict & Conflict Stories; S.F. Community Boards Workshop; by Kenneth Cloke; San Francisco, CA; June 1, 2012; 2.5 hours.
  • The Mediation Table in 2012 & What Changes Are Ahead?  The Mediation Society; by Bruce Edwards; San Francisco, CA; 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 Insight; by Nossaman Law Firm; May 3, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Report on ABA Conference Mediation Research; The Mediation Society; by Gary Weiner, Oakland, CA; May 2, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Stay Ahead: 2012 Emerging Employment Issues Webinar, Part 1: Wage and 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; San Francisco, CA; April 4, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Contract Mediation; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by John O'Grady; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; March 22,1012.
  • Mediator Ethical Dilemmas: Challenging Situations; The Mediation Society; by Claudia Viera; Oakland, CA; March 7, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Transforming Conflict Through Forgiveness; by Eileen Barker and Peter Sandhill; Sonoma State University; Cotati, CA; February 24-25, 2012; 14.0 hours.
  • Stay Ahead: 2012 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar; by Nossaman Law Firm; San Francisco, CA; February 22, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Transforming Anger; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Michael G. Quirke, M.A.; San Francisco, CA; February 7, 2012; 2 hours.
  • Unique Forms of Pre-Mediation Preparation Designed to Settle Cases; The Mediation Society; by Ron Kelly; Oakland, CA; January 19, 2012; 1.5 hours.
  • Year in Review/Proposed New Laws re: Mediation; The Mediation Society; by Jim Madison and Paul Dubow; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; November 30, 2011; 1.5 hours.
  • Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Seminar; including International Day on October 12, 2011; various mediation seminars; San Diego, CA; October 13 - 15, 2011.
  • A Matter of Trust: Mediating Inheritance Disputes; BASF; by Richard Collier, Dana Curtis & Jay Folberg; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; August 31, 2011; 1 hour.
  • Emotional Intelligence for Mediators; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by John Ford; San Francisco, CA; July 12, 2011; 2 hours.
  • Avoid Costly Mistakes in Mediation; BASF; by Nancy Neal Yeend, Carol Webster Millie & R. Michael Kasperzak; San Francisco, CA; May 12, 2011; 3 hours.
  • Insurance Coverage Issues in Mediation; BASF; by Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (ret.), Craig Meredith, and Renee Callantine; San Francisco, CA; May 5, 2011; 1 hour.
  • Mediating in The Dark--Strategies, Techniques, and Opportunities in a Stormy Financial Climate; by The Mediation Society; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; April 6, 2011; 2.0 hours.
  • Mediation and Decision Making in the Courts: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Dispute Resolution; San Francisco Superioer Court's ADR Program; by Kimberly Papillon; San Francisco, CA; 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 Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Andrew Westley; San Francisco, CA; March 8, 2011; 2 hours.
  • Stay Ahead: 2011 Emerging Employment Issues; by Nossaman Law Firm; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA ; February 8, 2011; 2 hours.
  • Elder Mediation Discussion Group; Organized and Hosted by Dana Curtis, May, 2009-December 2010; Various topics related to elder mediation, each led by member of Elder Mediation Discussion Group; Sausalito, CA; 2 hours each.
  • Managing Multi-Parties in Mediation; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Marc Feder; San Francisco, CA; October 19, 2010; 2 hours.
  • Psychological Aspects of Conflict & Conflict Resolution; S.F. Community Boards Fall 2010 Mediation Masters Program; Dr. Ilene Diamond; San Francisco, CA; 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; Martinez, CA; September 21, 2010; 1.5 hours.
  • BASF Fee Dispute Program Advanced Arbitrator Training; San Francisco, CA; September 8, 2010; 2 hours.
  • Mediating in a Multi-Cultural World; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Claudia Viera; San Francisco, CA; August 17, 2010; 2 hours.
  • The Art of the Question; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Jennifer Kresge; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; April 28, 2010; 1.5 hours.
  • Fee Arbitration Training by Bar Association of San Francisco; San Francisco, CA; May 26, 2010; 2 hours.
  • Stuck in A Cognitive Rut; S.F. Community Boards Mediation Clinic; hosted by JAMS; by Jim Laflin; San Francisco, CA; May 18, 2010; 2 hours.
  • Skillful Use of Joint Sessions and Caucus; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by ADR Legal Staff; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; April 20, 2010; 2 hours.
  • ABA Annual Dispute Resolution Conference; various seminars; San Francisco, CA; April 8, 2010 - April 10, 2010.
  • Mediating with Elders - Is it Different? S.F. Community Boards April Mediation Masters Program; by Eileen Goldman, LCSW; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; 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; by Gary Friedman; San Francisco, CA; September 25, 2009; 1.5 hours.
  • Empathy Clinic, Part 2; S.F. Community Boards Fall 2009 Mediation Masters Program; by Sigal Shoham; San Francisco, CA; September 21, 2009; 2.5 hours.
  • Training Coach Workshop; S. F. Community Boards; by Gail Sadalla; San Francisco, CA; September 15, 2009; 3.0 hours.
  • Decision Tree Analysis Workshop; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by ADR Legal Staff; San Francisco, CA; July 1, 2009; 1.0 hours.
  • Steadfast--A Communication Practice; RockRose Institute; by Maja Ramsey and Patty Duetting; Nicasio, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; 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; Sacramento, CA; May 15, 2009; 6.75 hours.
  • Nonviolent Communication Workshop--Empathy Clinic; S.F. Community Boards Spring Mediation Masters Program; by Sigal Shohan; San Francisco, CA; 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; Sacramento, CA; April 24, 2009; 6.75 hours.
  • Advanced Communication for Mediators; Advanced Appellate Mediation Seminar; Court of Appeal, Third Appelllate District; by Dana Curtis, Brendon Ishikawa, Marc Feder; Sacramento, CA; March 27, 2009; 6.75 hours.
  • Fundamentals of Elder Mediation; by Dana Curtis; San Francisco, CA; March 4-6, 2009; 19.5 hours.
  • Effectively Mediating Claims About Money; U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; by J. Anderson Little; San Francisco, CA; February 26, 2009; 4 hours.
  • Appellate Mediation Practice Group with monthly 2 hour sessions, March -- June, 2008; California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, Appellate Mediation Program; led by Dana Curtis; Sacramento, CA; 8 hours.
  • S.F. Community Boards Mediation Coach at Basic Mediation Trainings; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; May 20, 2008; 1 hour.
  • Dealing With Impasse--Successfully; California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Appellate Mediation Program; by Ron Kelly; San Francisco, CA; May 15, 2008; 1.5 hours.
  • Dealing With Mediation Impasse, What To Do When Stuck; S.F. Community Boards; by Marc Feder; San Francisco, CA; 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; San Francisco CA; 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; San Francisco, CA; November 29, 2007; 1.5 hours.
  • Appellate Mediation Seminar; California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; Basic Appellate Law for Mediators; by Brendon Ishikawa; Sacramento, CA; October 30, 2007; 2 hours.
  • Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference; including International Day on October 24, 2007; various mediation seminars; Phoenix, Arizona; October 25 - 27, 2007.
  • Appellate Mediation Training; California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District; by Dana Curtis and Richard Birke; Sacramento, CA; March 8-10, 23-24, 2007; 29.75 hours. 
  • How Mediators Can Make A Big Difference: Mediating with Insurance Adjusters; BASF; by Yolanda Jackson; San Francisco, CA; February 1, 2007; 1.5 hours.
  • Advanced Mediation Training; by U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; San Francisco, CA; November 14-15, 2006; 13 hours.
  • Mediation Training; by U.S. District Court--Northern District of California; San Francisco, CA; October 20-21, 2006; 13 hours.
  • Gender Miscommunication & Its Impact On Conflict & Negotiation; BASF; by Laurel Greenspan Kaufer & Jan Frankel Schau; San Francisco, CA; September 7, 2006; 1.5 hours.
  • Good, Bad & Ugly Of Mediating Employment Cases; BASF; by Patricia Prince and Jeff Ross; San Francisco, CA; 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); by Jeff Krivis, Eric Galton, Tracy Allen; Malibu, CA; June 22-24, 2006; 18 hours.
  • Mediation Process–Orientation & Refresher; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; San Mateo, CA; May 23, 2006; 2.0 hours.
  • Facing Your Toughest Mediation Challenges; BASF; by Debra Mellinkoff; Ron Kelly; San Francisco, CA; May 12, 2006; 3.0 hours.
  • Cutting Edge ADR: Collaborative Law In Employment & Other Disputes; BASF; by Andrew Wolfe; Jeanee M. Fahey; San Francisco, CA; May 4, 2006; 1.5 hours.
  • Meeting Facilitation 101; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; San Mateo, CA; April 27 and April 29, 2006; 10.0 hours.
  • Expectations, Skills, & Success In Mediation; BASF & The Mediation Society seminar at Golden Gate University; San Francisco, CA; April 28, 2006; 4.0 hours.
  • Common Ground Mediation Training; San Francisco, CA; April 8, 2006; 3.5 hours.
  • Mediation Preparation & Tactics From Participant’s Perspective; BASF; by Karen Kimmey; San Francisco, CA; April 6, 2006; 1.5 hours.
  • Tax Considerations Of Agreements In Employment Matters; BASF; by G.J. Stillson Macdonnell; San Francisco, CA; March 2, 2006; 1.5 hours.
  • Case Development–Roundtable & Training; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; San Mateo, CA; February 6 and February 8, 2006; 4.0 hours.
  • Problematic Assumptions About Mediation; BASF; by Gary Friedman; San Francisco, CA; February 2, 2006; 1.5 hours.
  • Improvisation For Mediators: Playing With Status; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; San Mateo, CA; January 10, 2006; 2.0 hours.
  • Etymology Of ADR; BASF; by Richard Collier; San Francisco, CA; January 5, 2006; 1.5 hours.
  • Gender Sensitivity Mediation Training; Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; San Mateo, CA; November 29, 2005; 4.0 hours.
  • Collaborative Law For Civil Cases; BASF; by Gary Weiner; San Francisco, CA; November 10, 2005; 1.0 hours.
  • How Do You Relate To Conflict? BASF; by Claudia Viera; San Francisco, CA; November 3, 2005; 1.0 hours.
  • Should We Stop At Neutrality? BASF; by Gary Weiner; San Francisco, CA; October 6, 2005; 1.0 hour.
  • Juvenile Mediation Training; S.F. Community Boards; San Francisco, CA; October 3, 2005; 3.0 hours.
  • Juvenile Victim-Offender Mediation Training by Multi-Option ADR Project; by David Cherniss, Esq., Juvenile Delinquency Mediation Program Coordinator; San Mateo, CA; September 22 and 24, 2005; 9.5 hours.
  • Introducing Solution Focused Therapy As A Tool For Mediation; S.F.Community Boards; by Ka Yun Cheng; San Francisco, CA; August 10, 2005; 3.0 hours.
  • Volunteer Mediator Training in accordance with the California Dispute Resolution Act; S.F. Community Boards; San Francisco, CA; September 14--November 23, 2004, 30 hours (10 sessions-3 hours each).
  • Arbitration Presentation; BASF; San Francisco, CA; October 16, 2004; 1.5 hours.
  • STAR–A Systematic Approach To Mediation Strategies; Pepperdine University School of Law (Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution); by Peter Robinson and Eric Lindauer; Malibu, CA; June 17-19, 2004; 18 hours.
  • Center For Mediation In Law: Introductory Mediation Training Program; Taught by Jack Himmelstein (NY, NY), Martina Reaves (Emeryville, CA), Kathy Stoner (Pacific Grove, CA); Green Gulch Farm, Marin County, 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; Stanford, CA; June 27-July 1, 1994; 40 hours.

 






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