Click here to view an open letter sent to us by Judge Heeseman, who is the Chair of the court ADR Committee. If you are interested please contact the persons indicated in the letter. Thank you.
I hope you will consider something which I believe will benefit you and the litigants in the Los Angeles Superior Court. With the current budget crisis, the average length of time to disposition will increase, perhaps meaningfully. To address these and other challenges, the Court has a mediation program that has been quite successful, resolving over 65% of the cases that are completed.
We would like to enhance the Court ADR program’s bilingual and bi-cultural capability. Toward that end, the Court ADR Program received a grant to develop a mediation training program for attorneys. The training will be provided by Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
The training will be held at the Pasadena Courthouse, 300 East Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91101, on June 3, 4, 24 and 25 from Noon to 5:00 PM. The tuition is paid for with grant funds and in exchange for the participant’s agreement to complete the mediation of ten civil cases over the following year through the Court’s program. Mediators participating in the Court’s program perform three hours of mediation in each case on a pro bono basis. Participants must attend all four 1/2 day sessions of the training and will receive twenty MCLE credits, including three in ethics and one in elimination of bias.
The training program is focused exclusively on civil cases that will be tried in the Superior Court if not settled. Feedback from attorneys who have taken the course indicates that their ability to resolve cases is enhanced.
I hope you will join us for this important training and service opportunity. For more information or to register, please contact Julie L. Bronson, the Court’s ADR Administrator, at 213-974-0558 or e-mail Central-ADR@lasuperiorcourt.org.
Hon. Rex Heeseman, Chair ADR Committee
Los Angeles Superior Court
C: Julie L. Bronson, ADR Administrator
865 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 1388
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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