7th Annual Sacramento Complimentary MCLE Day

JAMS 7th Annual Sacramento Complimentary MCLE Day
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Please join JAMS for our 7th annual 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. Program details are below.

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Presenters Time Program Description & MCLE Credits Available


8:00 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.


Morning Sessions

Donald Person, JAMS

8:30 a.m. -
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 a.m. -
9:45 a.m.


Hon. Cecily Bond (Ret.), JAMS &
Cathy Yanni, JAMS

9:45 a.m. -
10:45 a.m.




Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession - 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.


10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Richard Carlton, State Bar of California

11:00 -
12 noon



Coping with Stress, Depression, and Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession - 1.0 Substance Abuse MCLE Credit
This program will explore and provide direction in dealing with stress and substance abuse in the legal profession..


12 noon -
1:00 p.m.

Break – Complimentary Lunch

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions

Leslie Murphy, DLA Piper Martin Quinn, JAMS

1:00 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.

Health Care Mediation:  Best Practices
1.0 General MCLE Credit
Mediation has become the predominant forum for resolving health care disputes.  This panel discussion will include a mediator and two advocates in order to provide different perspectives on concrete “best practices” to make these mediations successful for all parties. 
Topics include:

  • Preparing for mediation and categorizing the claims in dispute prior to session
  • Negotiation approaches, including sampling techniques
  • Navigating through impasse
  • Effecting changes to claim processing and approval procedures

Gary Davis, JAMS &
Hon. Fred K. Morrison (Ret), JAMS

1:00 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.

Effective Advocacy in Mediation - 1.0 General MCLE Credits
Attendees will participate in an interactive discussion of ways to mediate disputes while saving time and money in order to reach a fair, efficient resolution.
Topics include:

  • Best practices for effective advocacy in mediations
  • Selecting a mediator
  • Preparing the mediator through brief writing, pre-mediation meetings
  • Preparing your client
  • Conducting the mediation session and finding creative ways to get through impasse and dealing with difficult negotiators

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.

Embassy Suites
100 Capital Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

For further details and to register, please visit the JAMS Sacramento Complimentary MCLE Day registration page.

Featured People

Hon. Fred K. Morrison (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