The SCMA 2019 Summer Soiree Was A Roaring Success!
Many thanks to those who attended our SCMA 2019 Summer Soiree at the historic Proud Bird Restaurant and Events Center! We had a great time networking and connecting with our colleagues in the mediation community. A special thanks to SCMA Members Doug Spoors and Marvin Whistler for their outstanding leadership in planning the event – we could not have done it without them.
Joined by past SCMA Presidents Wendy Kramer and Jason Harper, the highlight of the evening was honoring Anne Sawyer and thanking her for her many years of service as the SCMA Executive Director. We wish Anne well and continued success!
We also were privileged to acknowledge our recent Mentorship Program graduates. Thank you to David Levaton, former SCMA Board Member and co-Leader of the Mentorship Program, for joining us and making the presentation.
We were grateful to have many of our mediation leaders join us, including Professor Stephanie Blondell of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, Jennifer Cummings, the new Director of the United States District Court Central District Mediation Program, Cherry-Marie B. Destura, head of the EEOC’s Mediation Program, and Shaphan Roberts, Director of the City of Los Angeles Dispute Resolution Program.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Summer Soiree and please do not forget to SAVE THE DATE and plan to register for our 31st SCMA Annual Conference on November 1 and 2, 2019 at the LA Grand Hotel! Details coming soon.
Thank you again to everyone for coming out!