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October's Roundtable Gathering

Calling all Mediators... and I mean all !  #CEDRS.com #Mediators #ADR

Announcing two Mediators' Roundtable Events this month. Let me "Show You How We Do it!

"Lets Meet Up, Build Up and Brainstorm Up to be Better, Stronger than we were…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on October 2, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Message from Charles Parselle regarding our June 25th Meeting:

Message from Charles Parselle regarding our June 25th Meeting:

LA Mediators were treated yesterday evening to a presentation of stunning intellectual acuity by Sean Judge and Bob Tessier.  We were also lucky to have in attendance Barry Brandt, a major presence in mediation in San Bernardino, and Jim Heiting, a former State Bar President, from Riverside, as well as a host of others from Los Angeles. Many thanks to Bob for his generosity in providing world-class Chinese food and…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on June 28, 2012 at 7:20am — No Comments

    Hello LA Mediators I have received a couple email inquiries regarding our next LA Mediator’s Meeting so I thought I would let everyone know that our next meeting will be held on Tuesday April 24t…

   

Hello LA Mediators

I have received a couple email inquiries regarding our next LA Mediator’s Meeting so I thought I would let everyone know that our next meeting will be held on Tuesday April 24th at 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Wendy Kramer’s office in Santa Monica. Our guest speakers will be Sean Judge and Julius Grush; speaking on confidentiality and enforcement in agreements. “Hot topic” I can hear the roundtable LA Mediator’s conversations and taste the fine wine…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on March 26, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments

The Cassel Fallout

Dear LA Mediators,

Last Friday, I helped participate at the 20th annual Orange County Mediation “Achieving Excellence” Conference”  in Tustin.  This was my second year attending this wonderful event. The committee was honored by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Board dedicated the second week of every March to Mediation in Orange County. On top of the many informative ADR workshops and the hundreds of attendees and judges who spoke, my…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on March 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Inland Courts Brace for a tougher year.

Inland courts brace for tougher year

Understaffed, overwhelmed, Riverside and San Bernardino county officials say the verdict is few options on further cuts



Like passengers on a plane with half the engines snuffed, Inland court officials can only wait and watch as…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on January 30, 2012 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Advanced Night of Mastering Negotiation Event

Dear LA Mediators



Happy 2012!  This is going to be a great year for ALL our members, and we are going to have some great meetings.  The first is February 23, 2012 in downtown LA, at 6:00 p.m., and the subject is advanced negotiation.  We are going to leave the theory to the academics, and get right to the practical techniques used every day in big and small dollar mediations.  We have two guest speakers who really know what they are doing.  



Alan Saler is an LA…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on January 22, 2012 at 11:34pm — 1 Comment

During 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three major opinions in cases presenting questions under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

During 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three major opinions in cases presenting questions under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The decisions, summarized below, present no discernible pattern. In both of the first two decisions, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the plaintiff investors, providing rulings consistent with Court precedent. In the third decision, rendered by a 5-4 vote, the conservative wing of the Court issued a ruling narrowly defining the term…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on January 10, 2012 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Getting and Keeping Business as a Go-Giver -Roundtable Event coming soon in November

Hello LA Mediators!

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping busy!

It is that time again to all get together for our annual LA Mediator’s Round Table event.  This year’s round table topic will be on “Getting Business and Keeping Business as a Go-Giver” ( giving added value)

We will discuss many important keys in being a successful mediator.  I believe that one key element in achieving this is not being a “go-getter” but a “go-giver”.  As a “go-giver” you have to give…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on October 14, 2011 at 11:49pm — 3 Comments

Let me INTRODUCE myself and would you like this DANCE? July Meeting Invitation



Let me INTRODUCE myself and would you like this DANCE?  

Hello LA Mediators,

Are you ready for our next LA Mediators meeting? Come one come all because it’s all about you!

When:  Wednesday July 6th

Time:  5:30 to 8:00 PM

Where:  West LA location to be…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on June 5, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Look for the Gospel According to Elkins coming soon to a court near you!

Changes to the Family Courts – Look for the Gospel according to Elkins coming soon to a court near you.

You can’t stop the wave so learn to surf! Start with your long board then transition to your short board!

Did you know that the average time in front of a Family Law Judge is Los Angeles County is on average 6 minutes and total case judge time on average cradle to grave is 70 minutes and  27 minutes in San Bernardino Cty. Usually in the system for 12 months…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on May 8, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Failure to Keep Promise

H's failure to keep promise to add W's name to title after her Quitclaim Deed amounted to Constructive fraud and undo influence. See marriage of Starr v Starr

Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on May 8, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Premarital Agreements Marriage of Cadwell-Faso

The seven day waiting period mandated by FC 1615(c)(2) does not apply to parties who are represented by counsel at the outset. See the Marriage of Cadwell-Faso vs Faso

Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on May 8, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Marriage of Kochan

Spousal Support can not be based on assumption that employee can retire and return to work in a different position See marriage of Kochan

Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on May 8, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

A new California appellate case expands liability for brokers

Holmes vs. Summer-October 2010

Court Expands Liability for Brokers…



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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

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

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

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

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.…

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

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

areas:

1.Development and refine mediation techniques and style

2. Enhance constructive communication and negotiation skills

3. Explore the nature of…

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Added by Kym Adams Director of CEDRS on April 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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