Holmes vs. Summer-October 2010
Court Expands Liability for Brokers…
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on November 3, 2010 at 1:00am —
SAVE THE DATE: January 28-29th, 2011
Friday January 28th from 5:00 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 29th from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The University of La Verne Review will be holding its annual symposium: "Forecasting the Future: Cutting Edge Issues in ADR."
Featured speakers will include the following:
Professor Thomas J. Stipanowich, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University
Dr. Kenneth Cloke, Center for Dispute Resolution
The Honorable T. Homas S. Nuss… Continue
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on November 3, 2010 at 12:39am —
Dear LA Mediators:
I hope that the summer and fall so far have been productive and full of great mediation experiences! And most importantly, that everyone is as busy as they want to be...
I am very excited about our November meeting, set for November 4. The topic is something we all should know more about as mediators: The Role of Religion in Mediation.
I'm on record stating that some of the most challenging folks to work with in the… Continue
Added by Bob Tessier on October 17, 2010 at 4:30pm —
FAIRLY LEGAL centers on Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), a top litigator
frustrated with the endless bureaucracy and daily injustices of the
system, who takes a hard left to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a
mediator. Using her knowledge of the law, along with her savvy,
intuition and a whatever-it-takes approach to resolving conflict, Kate
finds the middle ground for a wide variety of adversaries -- from
Fortune 500 corporations to bitter divorces. After the sudden death… Continue
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on October 15, 2010 at 10:28pm —
It's that time again to plan our new agenda.…
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on July 15, 2010 at 1:00am —
I have been engaged in a long distance divorce mediation recently - the wife is currently residing in another country with the children, and the husband is here in the U.S. The challenges, of course, have been to bring the parties together for the mediation sessions, along with being able to share information on a real-time basis to facilitate the negotiations.
Dealing with Time Zone Differences
In terms of bringing the parties together at all, the time change has been enough… Continue
Added by Glenn M. Gottlieb on May 19, 2010 at 9:48pm —
Last week, I attended the San Bernardino County Bar Assc., Family Law Section who presented the 2010 Bench Bar Symposium Family Law Practices and Issues. The Presiding Judge Douglas Elwell spoke on the Current Family Law Issues.… Continue
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on May 18, 2010 at 12:00am —
Dear LA Mediators
It is hard to top a night of wine, pasta, Irish ballads, and a room full of lawyers having a good time...
I was pleased to see so many LA Mediators at the party and I saw plenty of examples of mediators displaying their "A" game making contacts and marketing. The IABA is the perfect venue, and we will debrief and talk about your optimum strategy in this setting down the road.
But onto our May meeting:… Continue
Added by Bob Tessier on May 10, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Have been posting on my Taming the Wolf blog at http://tamingthewolf.com/blog/
Added by Gregory Stone on April 29, 2010 at 9:52pm —
Dear LA Mediators
I know there was a recent flurry of activity on AB 2475. It was good to get the info out there, and I think that pressure from several places has resulted in a change to the bill.
On April 22 the bill was amended to apply only to matters heard under the Family Code. A .pdf of the amended bill is attached.…
Added by Bob Tessier on April 23, 2010 at 3:20pm —
April 21, 2010
Assemblyman James T. Beall, Jr. Assemblyman James T. Beall, Jr.
State Capitol 24 th Assembly District
P.O. Box 942849 100 Paseo De San Antonio Walk
Sacramento, CA 94249-0024 San Jose, CA 95113-1402
Dear Assembly Member Beall:
The Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) is a non-profit organization
with a database of over 500 members who are professional neutrals engaged in the many
forms of dispute resolution. For over twenty (20) years,… Continue
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on April 23, 2010 at 6:07am —
Mediation Trainer needed to teach 40 hr Mediation course(s) and Harassment Training course(s)
Inland Valleys Justice Center ( IVJC) is looking for Continue
a skilled instructor to teach mediation training in the following
1.Development and refine mediation techniques and style
2. Enhance constructive communication and negotiation skills
3. Explore the nature of…
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on April 22, 2010 at 9:30pm —
TO ALL L.A. MEDIATORS:
Please review the attached draft legislation. If passed in its present form, it will abolish quasi judicial immunity of neutrals in Continue
ordered and private mediations, conciliations, evaluations, or similar
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on April 20, 2010 at 12:12am —
Dear LA Mediators
It's hard to imagine how we top the packed house and lively debate of our March meeting. As professional mediators, we always keep our eye on the ball. That, of course, means that business development is a key element of your business plan and professional training. There is no better way to work on that than to feel comfortable mixing and mingling with your source of potential future mediation business. If you're interested in the litigated case, then… Continue
Added by Bob Tessier on April 3, 2010 at 9:55pm —
It is nice to read such a positive article and see how this program is expanding the mediation growth in Riverside County and hopefully someday it will allow qualified non-attorney mediators into the program.
When Riverside attorney Joseph P. Myers went to law school in the late 1960s, he… Continue
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on March 30, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Thanks so much to our speakers, and our moderator, Wendy Kramer, for a very lively and thought provoking discussion. A special thanks to Kym who worked so hard to set things up, only to miss the meeting and the fun due to a death in the family. Our thoughts are with her and her family now I am sure.
Though the subject controversial, I think it is fair to say that we dodged many of the booby traps in the mine field, to use a guy warlike metaphor. I think Wendy had her… Continue
Added by Bob Tessier on March 26, 2010 at 10:51am —
Dear LA Mediators
I am really looking forward to Thursday's meeting. You should be too. It is high time that LA Mediators brought this interesting and perhaps controversial topic on the table. I was asked to put out a couple of questions for the panel to consider ahead of time, and I will do that in a bit. But first, I want to encourage you to get out to Woodland Hills.
It's beautiful in March! For those with allergies, we have Benadryl. And if… Continue
Added by Bob Tessier on March 21, 2010 at 8:36pm —
In dedication to "Women's History Month" Continue
Remembering these famous words "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed'
With that said, LA Mediators is proud to…
Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on March 11, 2010 at 12:30pm —
As if we didn't already know it, but the buzz on LA Mediators is audible in the world of your potential customers! This week the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles held it's semi-regular meeting on arbitrators and mediators. CAALA, as it is known, is the preeminent group of plaintiff's trial lawyers in Southern California. It's executive director is Stuart Zanville, who is a member of this group...
Bob Fink, our guest speaker, is co-chair of the meeting. He is a lively… Continue
Added by Bob Tessier on February 25, 2010 at 11:19am —
I have reentered the mediation scene after working as a psychologist for 20 years, I am more enthusiastic than ever at having mediation become the way we as people resolve conflict. Learning to communicate, resolve problems, respecting each other has always been my goal. To that end, Dave DeGeus and I want to thank Kym Adams and Charles Parselle who gave of their time and energy to participate in the making of a marketing video. You are terrific. Hopefully, there will be more to… Continue
Added by Linda Blakeley, PhD. on February 5, 2010 at 11:56am —