TMS Event Details

Event Title: MCLE RT: Mediation Confidentiality presented by Ron Kelly, Paul Dubow & Jim Madison

Event Type:

Location: 7:45 a.m. Breakfast 8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Program at Sideman & Bancroft LLP* One Embarcadero Center Twenty-second floor San Francisco, CA


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Time: 12:00 AM


A follow-up to Ron Kelly’s announcement regarding the California Law Revision Commission’s investigation into removing or revising mediationconfidentiality in California. The proposed legislation will remove current confidentiality protections and allow in all relevant evidence, both in malpractice suits and disciplinary proceedings against attorneys acting in either their attorney roles or their mediator roles.

Discussion Leaders:

RON KELLY is one of the principal architects of California mediation law. He served as the expert advisor in the drafting and enactment of California’s main chapter defining and governing mediation (Evidence Code sections 1115-1128). He’s been honored with the Mediation Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and seven other ADR awards for his work in building the field. Mediating since 1970 and arbitrating since 1986, he’s a founder of two of California’s main ADR professional organizations.

Ron has trained thousands of lawyers, judges, government officials, and business professionals on four continents, and his training materials are licensed and used around the world in numerous languages. Judges in nearly every superior court in the Bay Area have chosen to enroll in his trainings. He regularly trains mediators and arbitrators through the Bar Association of San Francisco, other Bay Area bar associations, and through UC Berkeley’s CLE program.

PAUL DUBOW is a full time arbitrator and mediator practicing in San Francisco with emphasis on securities, employment, insurance, franchise, and commercial law matters. He is past president and co-founder of the Mediation Society of San Francisco; a past president of the California Dispute Resolution Council; and a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

JAMES R. MADISON has more than 40 years experience as an arbitrator and more than 20 years experience as a mediator in both domestic and transnational cases. Arbitrations have included cases with Croatian, English, Finnish, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese firms. Mediations have included French and Philippine interests.
***Please note that your admittance to the building may be delayed or denied if you are not on the name list at the Security Desk.***

There is no charge for this event.
Members may bring pre-registered guests

Coffee, juice and pastries will be served

MCLE accredited event

This is an MCLE program, so participants must attend in person or through the conference call-in number in order to obtain MCLE credit. If you are planning to call in, please email