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Effective July 1, 2014, a new disclosure requirement has been added to Ethics Standard 7.
Highlights of the August 2012 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on creative case management techniques, preparing for mediation, and avoiding disputes by seeking win-win outcomes from the start
This article explores how disputes may be strategically positioned for early mediation whilst providing for enough core discovery to make mediation meaningful, without breaking the bank.
ODR no longer appears to be an interesting curiosity. In numbers of matters resolved, automated ODR processes may already exceed traditional methods.
The current under-funding of our courts can produce substantial disadvantages for parties wishing to assert their legal rights against those that violate them- and it looks like it is only going to get worse, with increasing delays in obtaining court dates, more issues that are resolved on the pleadings, and increased reliance upon Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) methods, such as mediation and arbitration. Even though ADR methods have helped parties resolve disputes without long and costly litigation, costs associated with conventional ADR approaches can still inhibit parties from asserting their rights.
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By closing the Help Desk on Fridays, the facilitators have been able to increase the number of appointments to finalize judgments—with a corresponding increase in the number of cases concluded each month.
Commencing in January 2015, Judge Barry Goode is returning to the Civil Division and the complex litigation calendar.
We need to restore faith in our courts’ ability to meaningfully enforce modern family rights and responsibilities and ensure everyone equal access to justice.
JFKU College of Law implemented a specialized curriculum focused on children and families. To train the most effective practitioners, we combined the expanded substantive law covered with a substantial practice skill component.
Highlights of the February 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on alternative dispute resolution, mediation, conflict resolution programs and more.
This month, we are focusing on Alternative Dispute Resolution—a topic that is relevant to almost all areas in the practice of law.
Conflict Resolution Programs at the Center for Human Development has provided services to Contra Costa Superior Court since 2003. Three CRP programs are described here.
The renaissance of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in California civil law in the last 30 years has generated an extraordinary rippling effect of five unintended consequences.
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The California judicial system is in dire financial straits. A silver lining of the court funding crisis is that it has fostered greater collaboration between the bench and bar, as well as by attorneys on opposite sides of the ”v.,” to discover novel solutions to the formidable challenges created by the underfunded judiciary.
The agent of change is the cost of legal advice and representation. The practice of law is going to change. We need to develop practices where clients seek the advice, experience or expertise that they cannot find online.
In our June issue, our Presiding Judge, Diana Becton, wrote a sobering article entitled “Access to Justice in the Wake of Budget Cutbacks.” We all know that the budget crisis is not going away any time soon- and in fact has the very real potential to become a lot worse. Judge Becton’s article gave us a peek of where we stand- permanent budget cuts of $8.4 Million over the last 3 fiscal years with an additional 4.1 million in permanent cuts due to hit next year and, as Judge Becton tells us, “[i]f the temporary taxes proposed by the Governor are rejected by the voters, then there will be another $125 million cut to the Judicial Branch” which translates into at east an additional $2.1 million in cuts to the Contra Costa Courts.
Regardless of your news source, it would be difficult not to know that the California economy is down. Whatever your indicator – the Dow, S&P 500, your own portfolio, or your business – reduced public services are an inescapable truth.
California courts face an extremely challenging budget situation that may significantly slow the resolution of employment law related (and other civil) claims. For attorneys handling, or litigants dealing with, employment law claims, there are some alternatives to resorting to court to get claims resolved. These include the California Labor Commissioner’s Office (for wage and hour claims), and for harassment/discrimination claims: the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As access to the Courts becomes increasingly limited, attorneys handling employment claims will need to become well versed in the array of alternatives that exist.