Santa Barbara Superior Court
NEUTRAL EVALUATION Panelist
Calabasas, California 91302
hour, 3 hour minimum. Sliding scale for half-day, full-day or
days. Fee for actual mediation time only. No charge for travel
time (within 100 miles) or pre/post-mediation communications.
expenses only (Hotel or air travel, if necessary) as per prior agreement
upon confirmation of scheduled appointment.
of deposit with cancellation within 24 hrs of scheduled appointment.
among the parties, unless agreed otherwise by all parties.
Mediation or Evaluation:
||I usually mediate
at the office of counsel for one of the parties, at the offices
of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association (in Woodland Hills) or
at a centrally located rented conference room. Although I am located
in the San Fernando Valley, I am available to travel to any location
in the Southern California area and do not charge for travel time.
|ADR Style and
||I mediate with
a flexible format, using both the facilitative and evaluative mediation
styles. In facilitation, I establish with the parties in group discussion
and private caucus, the status of the case, goals of litigation,
critical issues in dispute and how they prefer to conduct the discussions.
In evaluation, I use private caucus to assist the parties in evaluating
the possible results at trial, the costs of obtaining each result
and the value of settlement. This includes discussion of factual
issues, legal issues, jury composition, jury verdicts, expert witnesses
a brief written statement from counsel prior to the mediation session.
This is an informal and confidential statement of the facts, issues,
damages, status of discovery and positions of the parties. It may
be in letter, memo or pleading form and may be faxed or mailed.
Service on opposing counsel is optional. Where time is short, I
will have a telephone discussion with counsel instead of written