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Webinar: First Quarter ADR Legislative and Case-Law Update

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April 23 @ 12:00 pm 1:15 pm

Special low price! 1.25 Hours MCLE

The speakers will provide synopses of significant ADR cases decided and legislation introduced during the first quarter of 2024.

Non-Member Price: $55.00
Member Price: $25.00

Paul Dubose was trained as an arbitrator in 1972 and as a mediator in 1994, becoming a full-time neutral in December 2000, following his retirement after 26 years as director of litigation at Dean Witter Reynolds. Paul’s ADR experience has covered a wide area including employment law, securities, insurance, banking, commercial law, real estate, franchise law, and attorney fees.

He is a member of the board of directors and former past president of the California Dispute Resolution Council;  former co-chair of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and State Bar Litigation Section ADR Committees; member of the BASF ADR Committee, fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and a former member of the State Bar ADR Committee. Paul is also the founder and former president of The Mediation Society of San Francisco. 

Paul is a graduate of Rutgers University and its law school and is a member of the bar of both California and Wisconsin.

James R. (Jim) Madison is an arbitrator, mediator, dispute resolution board neutral and expert in arbitrator ethics.  He specializes in construction, employment, technology, and other business disputes.  Madison is a member of the Large Complex Case, Employment, International and Mediator Panels of the American Arbitration Association.  He is a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; a board member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center; and a board members and past president of the California Dispute Resolution Council, which advocates for fair, effective and accessible ADR processes; a frequent writer and speaker on arbitration; and an instructor in trial advocacy at Stanford University Law School.  He received both a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an LL.B. from Stanford University.

Marcus Quintanilla serves as arbitrator, mediator, and counsel in domestic and international disputes.  A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he works primarily on cases in the construction, energy, and technology sectors, and on complex commercial matters.  He handles cases in English and Spanish and is comfortable working on cases governed either by Common Law or Civil Law.  He maintains arbitration chambers in San Francisco, Houston, and Miami.   

Marcus comes to neutral work after a 20-year career as an advocate focused on international arbitration and cross-border litigation.  As a partner in a leading international disputes firm, his clients ranged from multinational energy companies, closely-held family businesses, and global leaders in mining, infrastructure, semiconductors, and consumer brands.  

Marcus is on the arbitrator rosters of the ICDR, the AAA’s Commercial and Construction divisions, and the Energy Disputes Arbitration Center in Ankara, Turkey.  He teaches international arbitration at UC Davis Law School and serves in a range of professional groups including the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law, California Arbitration (CalArb), the Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC), the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS), and the Club Español e Iberoamericano del Arbitraje (CEIA).

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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