​Michael G. Balmages,Esq.

Discovery Referee

Arbitrator

Tel: (949) 863-9800

Mediator

REPRESENTATIVE speaking engagements

  • "Employment Law Update" - California Continuing Education of the Bar - Approximately 1983 - 1995

  • "Handling Wrongful Termination Cases" - California Continuing Education of the Bar - Approximately 1983 - 1995

  • "Handling Injunctions" - California Continuing Education of the Bar - Approximately 1990

  • "Section 2000 of the Corporations Code" - OCBA Business Litigation Section - 2009

  • "Section 2000 of the Corporations Code" - OCBA Business & Corporate Law Section - 2009

  • “Successful Mediations”  - OCBA joint meeting of ADR and Labor & Employment sections - 2009

  • “Co-Mediation” - OCBA ADR Section - 2009

  • “Shareholder Buyouts Under Section 2000 of the Corporations Code” - Forensic Services Section - Orange County - Long Beach Chapter of the California Society of CPAs - 2010

  • “Shareholder Buyouts Under Section 2000 of the Corporations Code” - Litigation Section of the California Society of CPAs- 2010 

  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution" - Forensic Services Section - Orange County - Long Beach Chapter of the California Society of CPAs - 2011

  • “ADR and Mediation - What Are They” - Whittier Law School - 2010

  • “A Brown Bag Training Session for Civil Settlement Conferences”  - Orange County Superior Court - 2011 

  • “ADR and Mediation - What Are They” - Whittier Law School-  2013

  • “ADR and Mediation - What Are They” - Whittier Law School - 2014

  • “Nuts & Bolts for a Successful Mediation Practice”  - OCBA  joint meeting of the ADR and Solo & Small Practice Sections - 2014

  • Temporary Judge Program - “Civil Settlement Conference Training” - Orange County Superior Court 2014

  • “ADR and Mediation - What Are They” - Whittier Law School - 2015

  • Temporary Judge Program - “Mediating the Difficult Case” - Orange County Superior Court - 2016

  • “Practical Deposition Training” - Legal Aid Society of Orange County - 2017