Insights, Tips, and Suggestions for the Volunteer Mediator:
Helping Make the Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program Matter
This program is designed to assist both bench and bar through insights and suggestions provided by a learned panel of mediators. They will share observations about mediation, best practices, and suggestions for maximizing the benefits of early mediation as part of an important volunteer mediation program.
Introduction and importance of VDRP
Honorable Kendall Newman
Magistrate Judge of the Eastern District of California
Honorable William Cahill, former Judge of the Superior Court, County of San Francisco
ADR provider since 2000
Honorable Fred K. Morrison, former Justice of the Third District Court of Appeal
ADR provider since 2009
Deborah S. Ballati, Esq.
ADR provider since 1988
Interviewers: Christopher J. Bakes, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LP
Active member of the VDRP panel since 2008
Jeffrey Owensby, Partner, Kennaday Leavitt & Owensby
Active member of the VDRP panel since 2010
March 22, 2018
McGeorge School of Law
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
$15 for FBA members and government employees, $20 for non-members
Please mail checks payable to FBA Sacramento to:
3104 O Street,
Sacramento, CA 95816
You may also bring checks/cash to the event. Credit cards (PayPal) also accepted in advance.
Boxed lunch will be served.
Ample free parking on campus.
1 hour MCLE credit, including .5 ethics (pending approval).