This audio program from the 2017 ACR Annual Conference describes and explores the consequences of ongoing efforts to professionalize mediation through, among other things, creating a voluntary mediator certification program.
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About Lee L. Blackman
Lee Blackman is the Principal of Blackman ADR Services (www.BlackmanADR.com). His focus is mediating commercial, civil rights, intellectual property, and real estate disputes. He is a member of the Mediator Panel of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Attorney-Client Mediation and Arbitration Service, a volunteer mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court, a LASC Temporary Judge, and a member of the SCMA Board of Directors. He received the Benjamin Aranda Public Service Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association for his public service to the Center for Civic Mediation.
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The CLRC Staff states that “The opposition to the Commission’s tentative recommendation can only be described as overwhelming.” The Staff goes on to suggest that “It might not even be possible to find a legislator willing to author a bill to implement the proposal.”
The California Law Revision Commission’s proposed legislation — which would strip mediation communications of their confidentiality where they are relevant to a claim of legal malpractice arising out of a mediation — has been available for comment since June of this year. And it has drawn a great deal of comment, both pro and con. Much […]
Decisions at recent meetings of the California Law Revision Commission demonstrate the Commission’s commitment to significantly changing California’s mediation confidentiality rules.
This Interactive Workshop is designed for the fully committed new mediator who is serious about going into private practice and desires to learn the best practices to do so.
The Annual SCMA Presidents’ Day Breakfast was a wonderful time of sharing in a most beautiful site. The lively discussion addressed ideas for future initiatives to expand the reach and effectiveness of SCMA.
The Symposium features preeminent scholars and practitioners in alternative dispute resolution who will explore significant developments that impact ethical issues pertaining to both domestic and international arbitration and mediation.
Jack Goetz and Barbara Brown will update the membership on the work of SCMA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Voluntary Mediator Certification.
Lee Blackman and Phyllis Pollack will update the membership on the most recent meetings of the California Law Revision Commission concerning possible revisions to the Evidence Code with respect to mediation confidentiality.
Share your views.
Two prominent California mediators represent the opposing positions in the debate surrounding California Law Revision Commission’s Study K-402, entitled “Relationship Between Mediation Confidentiality and Attorney Malpractice and Other Misconduct.”
Mediation Confidentiality: An Inappropriate Shield Against Legal Malpractice Claims or An Essential Element of Effective Dispute Resolution?