This online training session, jointly presented by BASF ADR and the State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration (MFA) Program, is offered to all prospective and current volunteers who arbitrate attorney-client fee disputes for the MFA Programs under the umbrella of the State Bar of California. The course will provide the basic training required to serve on a bar program’s fee arbitration panel. Non-lawyer (lay) arbitrators, in addition to attorneys, are encouraged to attend this valuable training session and be a part of the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program.
Speakers will address the basic processes of arbitrating a fee dispute, recent developments in the area of fee arbitration and other important topics such as:
- How to Ensure Your Arbitration Award is Upheld and Enforceable
- Understanding How the Statute of Limitations Apply
- How an Attorney’s Conflicts of Interest Related to the Underlying Case Affects the Arbitration Proceeding
- What an Arbitrator Must Disclose When They Have a Relationship with One of the Parties
- Controlling the Proceeding
- Clark Stone, Assistant Presiding Arbitrator, California State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program; Member, Executive Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program; Law Offices of Clark Stone, San Jose, California
- Jeremy Sugerman, Chair, BASF Fee Disputes Executive Committee, partner, Gordon-Creed, Kelley, Holl & Sugerman, LLP, San Francisco, CA
- Lorraine Walsh, former Chair and Vice-Chair of the State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee, State Bar Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law, Law Office of Lorraine Walsh, Walnut Creek, CA.
||September 17, 2020
||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
||1.75H General, 1H Ethics
Event Code: ADR202035A
This program is free.
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This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103
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