You might have read my previous post noting the threatened closure of Los Angeles County Superior Court’s ADR programs. It’s now official. As of March 11, the court stopped accepting referrals to its pro bono mediation program, as well as for any arbitrations, mediations, neutral evaluations, and voluntary settlement conferences from civil, family, and probate courtrooms. In April, mediation will cease for any Civil Harassment, Small Claims, and Unlawful Detainer calendars. All ADR offices will be closed by May 1st.
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[…] In many courts in the US, the answer has been the latter. This was seen most recently with the closure of Los Angeles County’s ADR program – the largest in the country. As mediators there work to develop a private system to replace […]