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Webinar: Mediation of Trust and Estate Disputes – Part I

March 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Specialization in Estate Planning; Trust & Probate Law

The speakers will cover aspects of a mediation from the differing perspectives of the mediator, lawyers, and clients. By attending this program, you will gain a better understanding of the various stages of a mediation from a mediator’s perspective, as well as tips for lawyers on negotiating successful dispute outcomes.

Non-Member Price – $75.00
Member Price – $55.00

Dan Spector will be joining Hanson Bridget on March 20 as a partner and is a panelist for Judicate West.  Dan has been a civil litigator for more than 30 years, during which time he has focused his practice on trust, estate, and complex family disputes. He is well-known among his peers and colleagues as a smart, trustworthy, and fair negotiator, with excellent interpersonal skills.  As a result, for over ten years, Dan has served as a subject matter expert mediator, arbitrator, and referee in more than 150 matters in almost every type of dispute involving trust and estates, including claims for elder financial and physical abuse, undue influence, lack of capacity, contested conservatorships, legal and accounting malpractice, wrongful death and various personal injuries (primarily involving elders).
Dan serves on the Trust and Estates Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association, and is the Vice Chair of the Litigation Subcommittee.  Dan is also a Board Member of the Anthony M. Kennedy Library and Learning Center.  Dan has made numerous presentations regarding the litigation and mediation of trust and estate litigated matters, including (for the last three years) being the lead presenter of “The Mediation of Civil Financial Elder Abuse Matters” as part of “The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating a Civil Financial Elder Abuse Case” for the California Lawyers Association.

Kristin Yokomoto is a partner at Baker & Hostetler in Costa Mesa, California. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the California Bar Association of Legal Specialization. Kristin is a member of the California Lawyer Association Trusts and Estates Executive Committee (TEXCOM). She is also a member and the former Secretary of the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism & Ethics Committee and a member and the former Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Orange County which is part of a worldwide organization of estate planning lawyers, accountants, and financial professionals. 
Kristin frequently presents and publishes on lawyer competence, client capacity, and legal ethics issues to help other lawyers better serve their clients. She is a contributing author of the Guide to the California Rules of Professional Conduct for Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Counsel (Fourth Edition) written by TEXCOM. She has been invited to speak at the American Bar Association Taxation Meeting, University of Southern California Tax Institute, STEP Worldwide, STEP Orange County, and the California Lawyer Association on wealth transfer topics. Kristin also helps the California State Bar to grade the legal specialization exams in estate planning, trust and probate law.  She has an M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Arizona, two LL.M.s in Taxation from the University of San Diego and Chapman University, and is currently earning her LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law.

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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