primary focus is on the parties' needs and how they can
be best met through an amenable, expeditious resolution
of their dispute. I pledge
to treat everyone with respect, patience and professionalism.
My approach is tailored as the situation warrants."
P.O. Box 9051
Marina Del Rey, Ca. 90295
C. Fontaine, Esq. has
over 20 years of legal expertise including business litigation,
EEOC - Title VII employment conflicts as well as the Juvenile/Dependency
and family law arenas. She has presided over litigated matters as
Judge Pro Tem in both Superior and Municipal courts since 1985 and
has mediated civil and criminal Superior Court disputes, as well
as Federal Agency and private sector matters. Her diversified credentials
include extensive sales, marketing and supervisory positions in
the corporate world including a major airline. Lucille is also licensed
by the Ca. Dept. of Real Estate and has significant real estate
experience. She is an active member of the Southern California Mediation
Association and serves on various committees including the SCMA
annual conference committee at Pepperdine University.
a reputation with other professionals for possessing the ability
to combine her legal and business acumen, knowledge and education
with empathy, productive listening and sensitivity. She tailors
her ADR approach to the parties' individual needs resulting in
an impressively high resolution rate.
Lucille is trained in and practices facilitative, evaluative,
transformative and collaborative ADR.
Lucille earned her AA and BA degrees on scholastic scholarships
from Vernon Court Jr. College - Newport, R.I.and Chapman College,
Orange, Ca. She is a member of the National Honor Society and
the R. I. Honor Society. She holds a Doctorate of Law -Jurisprudence
(JD) degree in addition to holding a certificate in Dispute Resolution
-Mediation from Harvard Law School. She is certified as a mediator
by the LA County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service and
studied Labor Management Arbitration Mediation with the American
Arbitration Assn.; and advanced ADR with the American Bar Association.
Her practice currently focuses on Alternative Dispute Resolution
of ADR-Ethical vs. Mandatory Duty"
to Prep My Attorney for Mediation"
Dispute Resolution Experience: Lucille serves
as panel mediator/arbitrator for:
United States Postal Service EEOC
Los Angeles Superior Court
California State Bar Arbitration Panel
Ca.Office of Administrative Hearings Neutrals
United States Bankruptcy Court
California Dept. of Consumer Affairs
California Association of Realtors Inter-Board Arbitration
Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Dispute Resolution Services
Mediation & Arbitration
NASD Regulations, Inc.
Santa Barbara Superior Court CADRe Program
Southern California Mediation Assn.
||* Court of Appeal Second Appellate District
Professionals say about Lucille:
has a deep understanding of the process and how to assist disputants
to move towards a mutually acceptable agreement and/or to clarify
"Ms. Fontaine…..exemplifies the model standards of professional
conduct as a mediator. She is impartial, neutral and compassionate."
"Ms. Fontaine enjoys a fine reputation among her peers,
professionally and personally. She is regarded as ethical, sincere,
forthright, conscientious and reliable.
"Ms.Fontaine commands respect and instills confidence in
those who have an opportunity to work with her."