JAMS San Francisco Complimentary MCLE Day

JAMS San Francisco Complimentary MCLE Day
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Please join JAMS for our complimentary half-day MCLE program where we will offer the hard-to-get ethics, substance abuse, and elimination of bias credits, as well as general credits. Feel free to join us for the entire program or only the programs that interest you.

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Presenters Time

Program Description & MCLE Credits Available

Morning Sessions


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.),
Hon. Patrick Mahoney (Ret.)

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

An Insider’s Perspective on Ethical Dilemmas in ADR
1.0 Ethics MCLE Credit
Advocacy and zealous representation of clients can sometimes create challenging or conflicting situations. This program will explore the Ethical boundaries of those situations.

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.


Hon. James Kleinberg (Ret.),
Hon. Wayne Brazil (Ret.)

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Advanced ADR Tools
- 1.25 General MCLE Credits

Mediation and arbitration are techniques familiar to today’s lawyers, and can be useful strategies to efficiently resolve disputes.  In this session, hear from experienced neutrals about advanced ADR tools and processes that can help to streamline both federal and state disputes:

  • Private Trials/Judicial Reference Trials
  • Mock Trials
  • Neutral Evaluations
  • Neutral Fact Finder
  • Use of Referees, Temporary Judges and Special Masters
  • Preserving the right to appeal in Arbitration


11:00 - 11:15 a.m.


Cathy Yanni,
Outside Speaker: Eva Paterson

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Elimination of Bias in Negotiations
- 1.0 Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit

This program will explore the current state of diversity in the legal profession, the importance of a diverse work force and ways of eliminating bias.


12:15 p.m.

Break – Complimentary Lunch Served for Afternoon Session

Outside Speaker:  Richard Carlton, Acting Director, Lawyer Assistance Program, The State Bar of California

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Coping with Stress, Depression, and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession
- 1.0 Substance Abuse MCLE Credit over lunch

This program will explore and provide direction in dealing with stress and substance abuse in the legal profession.

JAMS is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
This program qualifies for 4.0 hours of California MCLE credits:
1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Substance Abuse, 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 1.0 General.

JAMS San Francisco
Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

Featured People

Hon. Lynn Duryee (Ret.)
Hon. James P. Kleinberg (Ret.)
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Securities
Hon. Patrick J. Mahoney (Ret.)
Cathy Yanni
  • Business/Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action/MDL/Mass Tort
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Pharmaceuticals/Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Special Master