Have you thought about the benefits of mediation? Some of benefits of mediation are cost, confidentiality, control and compliance. Mediation generally takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels. While a case in the hands of a lawyer or a court may take months or years to resolve, mediation usually achieves a resolution in a matter of hours. Taking less time means expending less money on hourly fees and costs.
With mediation the goal is to resolve disputes and conflicts amicably between all parties. Mediators have to use people skills, persuasion, and patience to facilitate the dialogue between the parties with the goal to reach a settlement. Mediators should evaluate the merits of both cases a seek middle ground where involved parties are compelled to reach an agreement. Mediators do not have the authority to render decisions; any party is free to leave the mediation at any time.
One of our specialists training in mediation for Newport Beach is retired Superior Court Commissioner, Keith M. Clemens. For the past 13 years, Commissioner Keith Clemens has been a private judge for mediation and dispute resolution. He conducts trials and hearings as a temporary judge (judge pro tem), arbitrations, mediations, and settlement conferences Commissioner Clemens also serves as a discovery referee, as a case management officer and as a special master/family facilitator.
Commr. Clemens presided over Family Law direct calendar courts in Los Angeles Superior Court Department NV-J (San Fernando) from July 1991 through December 2002, and Department 9 (Central District) from January 2003 to November 1996. During that time he also handled a four month temporary assignment to a criminal court, which included felony jury trials and a criminal law calendar.
Commr. Clemens was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law from Spring 2006 to Summer 2008. In the Fall of 2005, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. Since 1991, he has been an instructor, panelist or speaker for more than 100 continuing legal education programs.
Another trained IVAMS mediator is David T. Armstrong. David is a full-time arbitrator, mediator and ADR Educator in the Construction Industry. He is a Master Arbitrator and Mediator for IVAMS. For twenty five years David was the owner and president of Armstrong & Co, a General Contractor building single family custom homes (up to 55,000 sf), multi-family projects including, rentals and condominiums, office complexes, industrial structures, recreational resorts (RV resorts, golf courses and ski resort), surgi-centers, medical office complexes, restaurants, fish research and visitor center and hatchery, and a wastewater treatment facility and lagoon system
So if you are in need of mediation Newport Beach, contact an IVAMS office. The corporate office is located in Rancho Cucamonga California near Route 66 on White Oak Avenue. Case can be heard in NewPort Beach on Birch Street off 73 freeway, Pasadena on N. Marengo Avenue near the 134 and 210 freeways, and in San Diego downtown off 4th Street near Broadway and 4th Avenue.Mediation Newport Beach
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