TMS Event Details

Event Title: Annual Dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Event Type: MCLE Dinner


Palio D’Asti

640 Sacramento Street

San Francisco

Presenter: Gary Friedman

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: Cocktails at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm

Update: This Dinner will qualify for 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit, including 1 hour under Elimination of Bias.

Pre-registration, and sign-in on the attendance sheet at the Dinner
will be mandatory in order to receive credit.


The Mediation Society is proud to present
Gary Friedman
Lacey Wilson
with Natalia Lopez-Whitaker, Eric Butler
and Catherine Conner
Acknowledging and Working Through Racial Bias
This experiential presentation focuses on your racial bias and how that impacts your ability to work through conflict and build authentic relationships.


Gary J. Friedman has been practicing law as a mediator with Mediation Law Offices in Mill Valley, California since 1976.

Through the Center for Mediation in Law, Gary has trained lawyers, law professors and judges in the Center’s method of mediation and a mediative approach to lawyering and collaborative practice.Gary has written extensively about mediation and conflict resolution and is the author of A Guide to Divorce Mediation, (Workman Publishing, l993) and is the co-author, with Jack Himmelstein, of Challenging Conflict: Mediation Through Understanding (published by the American Bar Association and Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, 2008).

Lacey Wilson is the Programs Coordinator at SEEDS after joining the organization as a volunteer mediator in 2016. She worked for seven years as an educator then transitioned to the legal profession in legal support positions at Camille King Collaborative Law & Mediation and Disability Rights California, respectively.

Lacey believes that at the core of change is solid relationship building and has a serious passion for restorative practices, particularly within marginalized communities, education, and law. In addition to her work at SEEDS, Lacey serves as a Board Member and as one of six team members developing an intensive racial and cultural conflict training program with the Center for Understanding in Conflict based in Marin.

$75 Members

$85 Non-Member Guests

Registration is hard-limited to 50 people so please reserve your seat asap.

No refunds for cancellations! Sorry, but we have to guarantee our count so we are unable to refund your payment if you cancel.  

(you do NOT need a Paypal account; just use your MC or Visa for payment)

Or mail your payment* to:

The Mediation Society
c/o Janet Song
13500 Point Cabrillo Drive
Mendocino, CA 95460

*Please mail for delivery prior to 01-10-2019.