L.A. Superior Court Eliminates Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
The largest Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) department in the country will close its doors at Los Angeles Superior Court on June 28, 2013. After more than 20 years of providing cost-saving options to litigants, the Court has determined that due to an extreme budget shortfall ADR will cease providing the services as follows:
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Effective March 11, 2013:
ADR will stop accepting referrals to the party-select and random-select (pro bono) panels and for arbitrations, mediations, neutral evaluations and voluntary settlement conferences from civil, family, and probate courtrooms.
Between April 1, 2013, and April 30, 2013:
ADR will close its offices located in the following courthouses: Antelope Valley (Michael D. Antonovich) , Beverly Hills, Compton, El Monte, Inglewood, Long Beach, Norwalk, and San Pedro.
ADR will stop providing mediators for small claims, unlawful detainer, and civil harassment calendars.
Between May 1, 2013, and May 31, 2013:
On May 1, 2013, ADR will discontinue the Daily Family Law Settlement Conference Programs (including the “CPA” and Spanish-speaking programs) at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
ADR will close its offices located in the following courthouses: Chatsworth, Glendale, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Monica, Torrance, and Van Nuys.
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