2019 Mediation Clinics

Upcoming Mediation Clinic2019 CalendarContinuing Education Credits | Registration, Payment & Logistics


Community Boards’ calendar of 2019 Mediation Clinics are intensive, two-hour workshops designed for both new and experienced conflict resolution practitioners, adr professionals, and other interested individuals.  They are a critical resource for mediators to stay informed about current adr trends, learn practical tools and strategies, and explore new areas of practice.  Led by seasoned professionals, these clinics cover an exciting variety of topics and unique conflict resolution practices.

Community Boards is very grateful for the generous, ongoing support of JAMS.

Upcoming Mediation Clinic

June 18, 2019

Confidentiality in Mediation

With Ron Kelly

As community mediators, whether or not you are an attorney, you may not be aware of how the Evidence Code applies to mediation actually and specifically. When mediating at Community Boards, we explain Confidentiality as part of the opening process, but do we really understand who it applies to? Everyone in the room? Just the parties? Both? And so many other questions that have come up during the course of mediation.

Ron Kelly is an expert on the Evidence Codes that apply to mediation, including the new law passed in January 2019 which speaks to an attorney’s relationship with their client as they are readying for mediation. There is no one better equipped to explain Confidentiality in terms we can understand and put to good use when mediating. Come to this workshop – get schooled and have all your questions answered.

From Ron’s workshop, you will come away with knowledge, including:

  • What is legal vs. ethical confidentiality
  • Are the parties and/or mediators required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement in order to participate in a mediation
  • What is considered confidential in mediation under the California Evidence Code
  • Who in the mediation room is covered under the California Evidence Code
  • Can mediation participants agree to waive confidentiality
  • New legal requirement for attorneys to inform clients
  • Where does confidentiality fit into Community Boards mediations
  • What if parties to a mediation are already involved in a lawsuit
  • Does the Evidence Code cover prohibit the use of confidential information in all legal proceedings

About Ron Kelly

Mediating since 1970, arbitrating since 1986, Ron is a co-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 several languages. Judges in every superior court in the Bay Area have chosen to enroll in his trainings.

Ron is one of the principal architects of California mediation law. He’s been honored with eight major ADR awards for his work in building the field, including Peacemaker of the Year in California, and Honored Instructor at Berkeley.

Learn more about Ron: ronkelly.com.


Cost: CB Members, $25 | General Public, $45
Times: Tuesday, June 18
Location: JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, 15th Floor, San Francisco
Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 5 business days prior to the event. No refunds thereafter.

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2019 Calendar

07 - Jul

The Essence of Marketing
Practical Ideas for Mediators with John Ford
Learn more here

09 - Sep


10 - Oct

11 - Nov


12 - Dec

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Continuing Education Credits

MCLE:  Some 2018 courses are approved by the State Bar of California for 2 MCLE credits (provider #9323). $20 processing fee required.

You can pay online here:  >>>Click for MCLE payment.

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Registration, Payment & Logistics

You can preregister and prepay for mediation clinics through the links in the 2018 CALENDAR above. 

Please be advised: We prefer that people preregister for our clinics.  While we don’t discourage walk-ins, all clinic participants are required to check in at the building security desk, and if your name is NOT on the registration roster, it could result in a delay or possibly inability to gain entry.

Though it rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel a clinic. Should we cancel, registrants will receive a full refund. We also reserve the right to substitute trainers or presenters.  All other cancellations will be treated pursuant to the Refunds and Transfer Fees policy described below.

Refunds & Transfer Fees
If you cancel more than 24 hours before the clinic start time, there is a $7.50 cancellation fee. This fee will be waived one time if registration is transferred to a subsequent clinic that begins within twelve months of the training start date.  No refunds for cancellations 24 hours or less before the clinic start time.

All mediation clinics are held at:  JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, 15th Floor, San Francisco, 6-8 PM. [MAP]


For more information, please contact Karen H. Lipney, ADR Programs Director, (415) 920-3820 x109, or email her at Learn_More@communityboards.org. Please include her name in the subject line.

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