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A new California appellate case expands liability for brokers

Holmes vs. Summer-October 2010

Court Expands Liability for Brokers…


Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on November 3, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Save the Date! The University of La Verne Law School presents its annual symposium: "Forecasting the Future: Cutting Edge Issues in ADR"

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 — No Comments

You Can't Miss Our November 4 Meeting!

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…

Added by Bob Tessier on October 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

USA Network announces today a power lineup of winter originals, anchored by a Thursday night block of the network's newest series FAIRLY LEGAL (fka FACING KATE) on Thursday, January 20 at 10/9c

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 — No Comments

LA Mediators 2010/2011 Agenda Thoughts


It's that time again to plan our new agenda.…


Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on July 15, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments


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 — 1 Comment

Mixing it up at SBCBA program and capturing as much talk as possible!

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.…


Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on May 18, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Mark you Calendars for May 26: "So you want to join a panel?"

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:…

Added by Bob Tessier on May 10, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

New Posts ...

Have been posting on my Taming the Wolf blog at

Comments welcomed.

Added by Gregory Stone on April 29, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

AB 2475 with recent amendment now only applies to matters under the Family Code

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 — 2 Comments

Letter to Assembly James T. Belt Jr., opposing of AB 2475 in its present form ( Thank you Wendy Kramer for sharing)

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 — No Comments

"Wanted" Mediation Trainer

Mediation Trainer needed to teach 40 hr Mediation course(s) and Harassment Training course(s)

Inland Valleys Justice Center ( IVJC) is looking for

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 — No Comments

Take Action Now! ( Thank you Wendy Kramer )


Please review the attached draft legislation. If passed in its present form, it will abolish quasi judicial immunity of neutrals in

both court

ordered and private mediations, conciliations, evaluations, or similar


resolution processes.…


Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on April 20, 2010 at 12:12am — No Comments

Something Different For April

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…

Added by Bob Tessier on April 3, 2010 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

It is what it is "Mediation making impact in the Riverside Courts"

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.

By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY The Press-Enterprise

When Riverside attorney Joseph P. Myers went to law school in the late 1960s, he…


Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on March 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

From the Enlightened One

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…


Added by Bob Tessier on March 26, 2010 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Gotta Love the Valley in March

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…

Added by Bob Tessier on March 21, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

March Meeting Announcement -

In dedication to "Women's History Month"

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 — No Comments

LA Mediators is on the radar screen big time!!!

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…


Added by Bob Tessier on February 25, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

Marketing Mediation

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…


Added by Linda Blakeley, PhD. on February 5, 2010 at 11:56am — 1 Comment



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