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Webinar: Mediating in a (Hopefully) Post-Pandemic World

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October 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Special low price! 1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Ethics

Changes to mediation practice initially triggered by the pandemic appear to be long-lasting. Join us to consider new strategies and ethical considerations to optimize mediation preparation and outcomes.  The panel – former litigators, a former general counsel, and retired judge – will share their insights and experiences to help advocates improve their ADR efforts. Topics include:

  • What’s changed in the move to remote ADR practice?
  • Challenges, tradeoffs, and silver linings
  • Ethics and Civility in the new normal
  • Specific steps to improve mediation practice and results – working with clients, mediators, adversaries; neutral selection, briefing dos and don’ts; conducting the session, etc.

Mark LeHocky is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Services, Inc. who has been resolving cases nationwide for over 30 years. A former complex litigation attorney as well as a former public company general counsel and client, Mark melds those different experiences to help parties identify strategic opportunities and frame disputes in the overall context of business realities and relationships.

For his ADR work, Mark was named 2024 as well as 2022 Mediation Attorney of the Year for the San Francisco area through BestLawyers©’s voting system. As well, Mark teaches at UC Berkeley’s School of Law on the intersection of law, risk assessment and decision-making. See for more information.

Suzanne H. Segal joined Signature Resolution in 2020, after 18 years as a Magistrate Judge with the Central District of California and 4 years as the Chief Magistrate Judge. While at the District Court, Judge Segal handled hundreds of mediations.  She also presided over substantive motions and trials with the consent of the parties and resolved discovery disputes.  She now serves as an Mediator, Special Master and also serves as an Arbitrator through Signature Resolution and the AAA. For longer bio, see

Gary Sanders

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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