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Webinar: Sticky Situations: How to Navigate Ethical Issues in Mediation

October 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Special low price! 1 Hour MLCE; 1 Legal Ethics

What do you do when an ethical issue arises during a mediation? How do you handle the difficult and awkward discussion that lies ahead? Whether you are acting as a neutral or an advocate, our interactive discussion will provide tools to navigate these difficult decisions and conversations. We will review and discuss various hypothetical situations that present ethical dilemmas.

Non-Member Price – $55.00
Member Price – $25.00

Judge Lynn O’Malley Taylor (ret.)

Judge Lynn O’Malley Taylor (Ret.) joined JAMS in October 2019 after serving for over 35 years as a trial court judge. She was the first woman elected to the court in Marin County in 1982.

Judge Taylor served on the bench in Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento and Orange counties, and as a judge in the San Francisco Superior Court as part of the Judicial Council’s Assigned Judges Program.

Based in the JAMS San Francisco Resolution Center, Judge Taylor is a mediator and arbitrator for business/commercial, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) claims, construction, employment, family law, insurance, personal injury/torts, product liability, and real property matters.

Treating all with dignity and kindness, Judge Taylor has well-deserved respect from the lawyers and litigants who have appeared before her. She approaches each matter that comes before her with optimism and persistence.

Judge Taylor has shared her expertise serving as faculty in judicial/legal education programs, including Stanford University Law School, University of San Francisco Law School and the California Judicial College. Most recently she taught a course on Advanced Settlement Conferences at the Center for Judicial Education and Research.

Susan Feder (moderator)

Susan Feder is an experienced Bay Area mediator whose practice areas include personal injury, product defect, professional negligence, employment, real estate, commercial litigation, real estate, and cases involving highly charged emotional issues. Susan mediates through Judicate West.

Susan is persistent and diligent and works with her clients both before and after the mediation to get the job done. She is available to mediate cases throughout the Bay Area.

Prior to starting her own mediation practice, Susan was a commercial litigator at Paul, Hastings, and a litigator with the Legal Department of Bank of America. She has served extensively for the San Francisco Superior Court as a Settlement Conference Officer, as well as for Marin County Superior Court as a settlement panelist. She is a Past President of the Marin County Bar Association, and also serves as co-chair of its ADR Section. She has served as a guest lecturer in Mediation at USF Law School. Susan is currently an adjunct professor of Civil Procedure at USF Law School. She regularly presents on Mediation and ADR for numerous organizations.  Susan is a graduate of UCLA and Hastings College of the Law.

Susan is a past Board Member of MCBA, The Mediation Society and Youth in Arts. She splits her time between Marin County and Los Angeles. Susan is fluent in Spanish as well as French.  Her favorite pastimes include biking, hiking, boating and waterskiing.

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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