[download id="60"]for a copy of the letter that I sent (as President) on Thursday, April 22, 2010 to the sponsoring Assembly member, James T. Beall Jr., expressing SCMA's opposition.
[download id="62"]for a copy of the second letter to Assemblyman Beall.
In response to the many comments that Mr. Beall no doubt received in response to AB 2475, he amended the draft legislation on April 22, 2010 so that the abolition of quasi judicial immunity would apply only to family law matters. However, this latest draft still includes mediators, especially privately retained mediators, who handle family law disputes. Thus, I have written a second letter to Mr. Beall, urging that the draft legislation is still too broad and that to accomplish his purpose of excluding from quasi judicial immunity those evaluators who provide recommendations and findings to the court, the draft legislation should delete all references to "mediation" and "mediators." Stay tuned for further developments! Phyllis Pollack President, SCMA __________________________________________________________________'>