What’s New?

Fall, 2016
Daniel was admitted as a Fellow to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, UK.
Winter 2015-2016
Daniel presented “Construction ADR” to the Sacramento County Bar Association Construction Law Section, with co-presenter Melissa Aliotti.

Fall 2015
Daniel was a co-presenter of the session “Arbitration 2015: The Biggest Issues in Arbitration Today” at the California State Bar Association 88th Annual Meeting.

Daniel and his co-presenters at the California State Bar Association 88th Annual Meeting. From left to right: Gilda Turitz, Ken Malovos and Daniel Yamshon
Daniel and his co-presenters at the California State Bar Association 88th Annual Meeting. From left to right: Gilda Turitz, Ken Malovos and Daniel Yamshon
Summer 2015
Daniel was the lead trainer for the Annual Conflict Resolution Workshop, sponsored by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution at California State University. June 2015Daniel was the speaker for the presentation “Annual Legal Update” sponsored by the Sacramento County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, June 2015.

Daniel was named Sacramento’s Top Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution by Sacramento Magazine by a vote of Sacramento lawyers.

Spring 2015
Daniel was the chair of a panel at the 24th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference hosted by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution. Panel topic: Women, Church and Family, Case Studies. Conference theme: The African Family: Traditions, Transitions and Transformation. April, 2015

Daniel Yamshon was a panel chair at the 24th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference hosted by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution
Daniel Yamshon was a panel chair at the 24th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference hosted by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

Daniel presented “Tips for International Commercial Mediation” at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section annual meeting in Seattle Washington, April 2015.

Daniel taught mediation at the University of the Pacific Mc George School of Law, Spring Semester, 2015

Winter 2014-2015
Daniel presented, “ADR For Business Lawyers” to the Business Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, February 2015.
Fall 2014
Daniel was appointed an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific Mc George School of Law, teaching the class in arbitration law and practice.
Summer 2014
Daniel spoke on “International Best Practices in Court-Annexed Mediation,” at the Fourth International African Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2014

Daniel Yamshon (in the hat) presents at the Fourth International African Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2014
Daniel Yamshon (in the hat) presents at the Fourth International African Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2014
Spring 2014
Daniel presented “Conducting ADR Processes and Facilitation Through Interpreters” during the session “Breaking Through Cultural and Language Barriers” at the American Bar Association ADR Section Annual Meeting in Miami Florida, April, 2014.ABA2014
“Daniel Yamshon with his co-presenter Geetha Ravinda at the American Bar Association ADR Section Annual Meeting, April 2014Daniel was a panelist, speaking at the “Special Roundtable: Exploring Negotiation and Mediation Prospects, Options and Strategies in the ‘Boko Haram’ Conflict in Nigeria.” This took place at the23rd Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference, hosed by the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution at California State University, Sacramento. The conference theme was:Rethinking & Managing Ethnic and Religious Relations in Contemporary Africa/Diaspora: Past Experiences, Present Realities and New Directions, April 2014.

Winter 2013-2014
Daniel presented the Annual ADR Case Law update to the Sacramento County Bar Association ADR Section, February 2014Daniel authored the chapter “Drafting the ADR Clause” in the new American Bar Association Construction Industry Forum book, Construction ADR, published in January 2014.
Fall-Winter 2013
Daniel Yamshon completed a project in the Philippines for the American Bar Association involving arbitration advocacy training for government corporate lawyers and helping establish court-annexed mediation for the Court of Tax Appeals. The project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and took place over three weeks in October.
Spring-Summer 2013
Daniel presented a session on “ADR in the Electronic Age” at the American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting.
Summer-Fall 2012
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Daniel Yamshon presented “Video and Telephone Mediations: Success In the Technology Age” at the California State Bar Association 85th Annual Meeting.Pictured are Daniel and his co-presenters (left to right) John Horn, William Owens and Daniel Yamshon.
Spring 2012
Daniel was a presenter at the American Bar Association ADR Section Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, at the session “ABA’s Got Talent.”Daniel presented the Sacramento County Bar Association ADR Section’s Annual Arbitration Case Law Update.
Fall – Winter 2011
Named Northern California Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Summer 2011
It was a busy and productive summer. Daniel Yamshon published Do Party Arbitrators Have Ethical Duties of Neutrality? “Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 17 No. 4, Summer, 2011 p. 28. (American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Section, pub.), his thirty-first published article relating to law and ADR.The annual Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution went well. As lead trainer for the Center for African Peace and Conflict resolution, Daniel Yamshon has presented this seminar in negotiation and mediation since 1996. Drawing people from all over the world and constantly updated, this year was the best yet!In July, Daniel traveled to Ghana for the Third International Conference on African Peace and Conflict Resolution. The conference was sponsored by The Ghana Association of Chartered Mediators and Arbitrators and The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution.
While in Ghana,

  • He presented a training for experienced mediators on complex multi-party mediation in a petroleum development context.
  • Presented a paper at the conference: “ A Comparison of the Ghana Alternative Dispute Resolution Act and the Uganda Arbitration and Conciliation Act,”
  • Received an Appreciation Award from Ghana Association of Certified Mediators and Arbitrators (GHACMA) “In appreciation of his immense support to GHACMA and the institution of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Ghana,” presented by Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana.
Spring 2011
Daniel Yamshon was a panelist at the 20th Annual International Conference of the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, discussing the Ghana ADR Act of 2010.
Winter-Spring 2011
Daniel Yamshon presented the seminar, “Maximizing Your Effectiveness Through ADR” at the annual legal retreat of the Placer County Bar Association at Granlibakken, Lake Tahoe.
Winter 2010
Daniel Yamshon was honored when presented with the President’s Award from the Sacramento County Bar Association for dedication and service in improving the legal profession and the practice of law in Sacramento County.
Fall, 2010
Daniel Yamshon presented a seminar at the California State Bar Association 83rd annual meeting entitled, “Conducting an Efficient and Effective Arbitration” (September 2010)andPublished “Telephone Mediation” in “New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Vol. 3 no. 2, fall 2010 p. 40 Published by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Summer, 2010
Daniel’s Article, “How to draft an Arbitration Clause,” a self-study continuing education course was published in the June 2010 issue of “Sacramento Lawyer.” You can obtain one hour of substantive law credit if you take the exam at the end of the article. Visit WWW.SacBar.org.
Spring, 2010
Daniel Yamshon, with Ken Malovos, presented “You’ve Avoided the Old Traps, Now Watch for the Pitfalls,” an ADR case law update for the Sacramento County Bar Association ADR Section.
Winter-Spring, 2009
Daniel Yamshon was honored by being presented with the Honorable Harold Kalina Civil Justice Award at the annual winter meeting of the National Arbitration Forum in San Antonio, Texas in January. The award honors contribution to improving and broadening the delivery of justice and reflecting the highest standards of the legal profession.

National Arbitration Forum officials present Daniel Yamshon with the Honorable Harold Kalina Civil Justice Award.  ( Left to right: Erin Hinderks, Ryan Chandlee, David Schaibley, Daniel Yamshon, Colleen Askvig and Jodi Beste.)
National Arbitration Forum officials present Daniel Yamshon with the Honorable Harold Kalina Civil Justice Award. ( Left to right: Erin Hinderks, Ryan Chandlee, David Schaibley, Daniel Yamshon, Colleen Askvig and Jodi Beste.)

Daniel was named International Subcommittee chair of the California State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.The Sacramento County Bar Association named Daniel Yamshon section liaison to the association’s board of directors.

2008
2008 was an exciting year. Daniel Yamshon was lead trainer at ADR training programs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January and July. After completing training, mediators resolved family conflicts at the offices of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association and conducted productive mediations at the Federal Court in Addis Ababa. While in Ethiopia Mr. Yamshon also had the opportunity to observe traditional conflict resolution, which, while a somewhat more contemplative process than Western Mediation, has much in common with mediation as practiced in the United States.Daniel was also honored by being appointed to the California State Bar Association ADR Committee, which advises the State Bar Board of Governors on ADR issues effecting California Lawyers and was appointed to the American Bar Association Advisory Committee. He continues on as chair of the Sacramento County Bar Mandatory Continuing Education Committee.

Daniel Yamshon overlooks the Blue Nile River Valley between Addis Ababa and Gonder, Ethiopia.
Daniel Yamshon overlooks the Blue Nile River Valley between Addis Ababa and Gonder, Ethiopia.
Fall 2007
Presented “Lessons From the Third World: What Civil Wars and Ethnic Conflicts Have in Common with Your Mediation (It’s simler than you think)” Sacramento County Bar Assn ADR Section, October 2007

Daniel Yamshon presents “Lessons From the Third World…” to the ADR section of the bar.
Daniel Yamshon presents “Lessons From the Third World…” to the ADR section of the bar.
Summer 2007
The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, having been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of State, sent Executive Director Dr. Ernest Uwazie and Lead Trainer Daniel Yamshon to Ethiopia to perform an ADR needs assessment during the month of August.

Daniel Yamshon, Mr. Assefa Keseto, Minister of Justice and Prof. Ernest Uwazie in the minister’s chambers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Daniel Yamshon, Mr. Assefa Keseto, Minister of Justice and Prof. Ernest Uwazie in the minister’s chambers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Spring 2007
Daniel Yamshon, collaborating with professors Uwazie and Cannon, presented their findings to the seventeenth annual Africa Peace Conference.
Winter 2007
At the request of the World Bank, Mr. Yamshon, together with professors Ernest Uwazie, PhD. And Patrick Cannon, PhD. completed a study of selected African Conflicts and reported on implications and lessons learned for mediation discovered from that study.
Fall-Winter 2006-2007
Daniel Yamshon served as a judge at the American Bar Association Law Student Division National Arbitration Competition at the University of Texas Law School in Austin. The students presented mock cases to tribunals of professional arbitrators. The quality of the work and presentations was impressive; the students performed as well as some of the best lawyers.

Daniel Yamshon at the University of Texas Law School judging the National Arbitration Competition.
Daniel Yamshon at the University of Texas Law School judging the National Arbitration Competition.
Spring-Summer 2006
Daniel Yamshon together with his wife Ellen Yamshon, published their second collaboration for the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. We do not know if this is the first time a husband and wife team has published two articles in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, but it appears to be the first time comics have appeared in a law review article.Be our guest and see: “Comics Media in Conflict Resolution Programs: Are they Effective in Promoting and Sustaining Peace?” Harvard Negotiation Law Review Vol 11, Spring 2006 (June).
Fall-Winter 2005
At the request of Chief Justice Stephen Brobbey, Daniel Yamshon was hired as a consultant to create an ADR agency for The Gambia in West Africa. As in many other countries, the court system in The Gambia was fraught with delay, exacerbated by over crowded dockets and a shortage of judges. The General Assembly, the Gambian legislature enacted statutes enabling the creation of an ADR Secretariat to administer a court-connected system encompassing arbitration, conciliation and mediation. Mr. Yamshon’s job was to create the administrative regulations, operations manuals and ADR Rules for the Secretariat. Daniel Yamshon had trained a cadre of Gambian lawyers and judges in the United States in the summer of 2005. After creating the manuals, regulations and rules, for the ADR Secretariat, Daniel mentored the people he trained in the US in a training they presented to other lawyers, judges, religious and community leaders, ably assisted by Ne Ne Amagacher, former president of the Ghana Bar Association and Justice Georgina Wood, Associate Justice of the Ghana Supreme Court.

Daniel Yamshon and Chief Justice Stephen Brobbey at the Supreme Court of The Gambia.
Daniel Yamshon and Chief Justice Stephen Brobbey at the Supreme Court of The Gambia.