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Name: Barbara Kong-Brown
Address: P.O. Box 10366
  Oakland, CA 94610

Telephone:(510) 208-3688Fax:(510) 208-5188  
      

Email: Bkongbrown@aol.com

Fees: $300 per hour   to   $450 per hour
Other Costs:  Fee will be adjusted based on need. Administrative fee of $150.00 per party; 14 day cancellation fee if another matter cannot be set in its place.
No charge for travel in the Bay Area; 4 hour minimum.

BAR Number:0053912

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  

Mediation
Experience:


 
Has handled over 200 mediations as a neutral and participated in approximately 50 mediations as an advocate.
Mediation
Training:


 
Over 150 hours-AAA Center for Mediation: 1993-Las Vegas (three days) Mediation Training Program; 1995-San Francisco (two days) Mediation Training Program; Los Angeles-1995 (two days) Employment Mediation Training; 1998-Orlando (1 day) Advanced Mediation Training; 1999-San Francisco (1 day)-Panelist, A Decade of Mediation, 2000, Chicago-Presenter-Cross Cultural Challenges-Advanced Mediation Training, Commercial and Employment Law (2 days); Northern California Mediation Association: 1995,-Emeryville (1 day) Mediation Training; Federal District Court: 1998-San Francisco (2 days) Mediation Training; Using Risk, Uncertainty & Probability as Mediation Tools (1 day); U.S. Postal Service: 1999-San Francisco (two days) Transformative Mediation Training; Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, State of California, Advanced Mediation Training, 2000 (2 days)
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Has handled over 50 arbitrations as a neutral and participated in over 100 arbitrations as an advocate.
Training: Over 60 hours-American Arbitration Association: 1994-Las Vegas (three days) Arbitration Training; 1995-Los Angeles (2 days) Advocate to Arbitrator; 1996-San Francisco (2 days) Employment Arbitration; 1998-Orlando: Commercial Arbitrator Training 2 days.
Neutral
Evaluation
Background:

 
Settlement
Conference
Experience:

Have participated in numerous settlement conferences as an advocate.

SubjectPersonal Injury:xEmployment:xBusiness:xReal Estate:x
Matter:Legal Malpractice:xPublic Agency: Probate:xConstruction: 
 Medical Malpractice:xEnvironmental: Insurance:xSecurities: 
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s):xIntellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:Wills/Trusts:x
 Other:  

Other
Education:


 
B.A., University of California Berkeley, Oriental Languages, 1966; J.D., University of San Francisco, 1972; Teaching Credential, Cal State Hayward, CA; National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Master Advocate Program, 1991; What's New in Tort and Trial Practice Seminars, 1990-1999; ALI-ABA Employment & Labor Relations Law, 1995; Rutter Group Bad Faith and Insurance Litigation, 1997; ALI-ABA Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights, 1998
Mediation
Approach:


 
I want to make the process useful to the parties and will adjust my style to accommodate the parties needs. I use a combination of both facilitative and evaluative methods as needed.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
I will allow the parties latitude to present all relevant evidence and aim to conduct hearings in a streamlined fashion.
Neutral
Approach:


 
Other
Information:


 
Fluency in Chinese (Cantonese) with background in Spanish, French & Japanese.
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