Become A Fee Arbitrator

September 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This training session is offered to all prospective and current volunteers who arbitrate attorney-client fee disputes for the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Programs under the umbrella of the State Bar of California. The course will provide the basic training required to serve on a bar program’s fee arbitration panel. Non-lawyer (lay) arbitrators, in addition to attorneys, are encouraged to attend this valuable training session and be a part of the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program.

After you sign-up for the training session, please let the SBCBA know that you will be participating so that you may be added to the pool of esteemed SBCBA arbitrators. Please email: post-registration. 

CLE:  2.75 Hour including 1.0 Hour Legal Ethics


  • Clark Stone, Assistant Presiding Arbitrator, California State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program; Member, Executive Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program; Law Offices of Clark Stone, San Jose, California
  • Jeremy Sugerman, Chair, BASF Fee Disputes Executive Committee; partner, Gordon-Creed, Kelley, Holl & Sugerman, LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Lorraine Walsh, former Chair and Vice-Chair of the State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee; State Bar Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law; Law Office of Lorraine Walsh, Walnut Creek, CA.

R.S.V.P.: Click the link here to register.

Click the link here to view the flyer.