Budget woes claim ADR program in Los Angeles

, The National Law Journal


To address an "extreme budget shortfall," Los Angeles County, Calif., Superior Court plans to close its alternative dispute resolution program on June 18 after 20 years in operation.

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  • Rosa M Abdelnour

    In Costa Rica the Court just offer mediations in small criminal cases, labour, civil and family cases, but clients must pay to their lawyers. The are Houses of Justice, out of the judicial system with no charges and other centers with charges for the services, around $350 for session of mediation. Normaly a case last just a session (1 to 2 hours). In the case that i just read it is very sad that the program of the Court have to be cut. I would like to have more information about your system and how this new afects the conflict resolution. I am a lawyer and a certified mediator. Thank you!

  • Facts_Confuse_Me

    What a disaster! Californians, you are now reaping what you've sowed. I practiced in many of the courthouses mentioned. I moved from L.A. six years ago and could not be happier. Hindsight is 20/20, but in this case, it was foresight...

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