TMS Event Details

Event Title: Dinner Event: Learning to Respect Differences through Understanding Type in Dispute Resolution with Former Chief and current ADR Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James of the US District Court for N. CA

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Location: L'Olivier in San Francisco 465 Davis Court, San Francisco (between Jackson and Washington) Cocktails: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m.


Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time: 12:00 AM


Judge James will discuss the impact personality type has on human behavior and has generously agreed to offer everyone who registers for the dinner a copy of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. Upon receipt of your registration, TMS will email you a copy of the 6 page test. Please fill out, scan, and email only your scoring page to Daniel Bowling at He will forward them directly to Judge James, who will score the tests and give everyone a slip of paper with their personality type before her talk. (NOTE: Participants will benefit more from her talk, by knowing their type.)

Judge James received her B.A. (1975) from UC Irvine, her J.D. (1978) from USF, and has been in public service for over 25 years. She was appointed Magistrate Judge for the Northern District in 1994, after serving as a San Francisco Superior Court Commissioner. Previously, she served as a deputy public defender in San Francisco, as well as Director of the San Francisco Small Claims Court Education Project, in the District Attorney’s Office. She also served as a supervising deputy city attorney for the City of San Francisco in the Juvenile Litigation Department. Judge James served as a seminar leader at the California Judicial Education and Research College and co-created and taught the course, “The Roles of Referees and Commissioners,” and taught “Judicial Fairness.” Currently, Judge James is also an adjunct professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law and Golden Gate University School of Law.n
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$65 Members
$75 Non-Member Guests

Seating is limited: RSVP by Friday March 14, 2014.

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