Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

About the Section

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section promotes litigation alternatives by providing a forum for information-exchange and discussion, and serving as a liaison with the judiciary. The Section, led by the Executive Committee, also presents several MCLEs and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Secrets to Settling Cases: Tips From the Bench

May 29, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Please join the ADR Section and Alameda County Judge Paul Herbert (Dept 14 Small Claims Settlement) for a discussion on little known secrets to settling cases. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from Judge Herbert about his experience as a small claims and settlement conference judge. Judge Herbert will offer tips for new and experienced practitioners alike on what works and doesn’t work to settle out of court.


ADR Newsletters

February 2013 e-Newsletter

March 2012 ADR e-Newsletter

ADR Articles

Check out these articles submitted by ACBA ADR Section members:

If you would like to submit an article to be posted here or in the ADR Newsletter, please contact Hadassah Hayashi at or (510) 302-2200.

Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee is responsible for planning the section's MCLEs and other networking events throughout the year. The Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month, except for July, August and December. If you would like to receive minutes, agendas, or if you would like to attend an Executive Committee meeting, please contact Hadassah Hayashi at or (510) 302-2200. 

The Executive Committee

Susan J. Davidson

Dispute Resolution Specialists
697 Colusa Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 647-9120

Frank Russo

Russo Mediation and Law
1185 Trestle Glen Road
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-5001





Marc Allen Fong

Law Offices of Fong & Fong
2161 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA 94502
(510) 748-6800 

Malcom Sher

Law Office of Malcolm Sher
3494 Camino Tassajara # 431
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 906-0990

Teri H. Sklar

Mediator/Attorney at Law
2404 California Street #34
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 929-7355

R. Camile King

Law & Mediation Offices of Lovko & King
1061 Eastshore Hwy, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 859-7377



Robbert Frassetto

Frassetto Law LLP
Jack London Square
160 Franklin Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 817-0466
Hadassah Hayashi

Alameda County Bar Association
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200



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