Section On Conflict Resolution

Embraces all forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and private judging, and transcends all substantive practice boundaries.

News & Information

The SCR Executive Committee is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Mediator Referral Service Pilot Program (“MRS Program”).  Following the close of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s mediation program, the BHBA began receiving substantial and continuing requests for the establishment of a mediator referral service that would provide mediators to businesses and individuals in Beverly Hills and the surrounding communities.  SCR has been working tirelessly with BHBA staff members to put together a mediation referral program that provides qualified mediators from a broad array of legal backgrounds to serve the needs of our community neighbors.  Stay tuned for the MRS Program’s official launch in the coming weeks!

SCR’s recent event, “Dealing Effectively with High Conflict Personalities in Disputes” was a huge success!  Shawn Skillin of the High Conflict Institute in San Diego visited us to impart time-tested strategies, tips and techniques for managing high conflict clients, responding to high conflict counsel, and keeping your sanity when working with both.  …and SCR’s Executive Committee has been getting along just fine ever since!

SCR is excited to present its next program on January 25th entitled “The Impact of Culture on Communication, Negotiation and Mediation”.  Experienced mediators Mark Ameli, Eric Van Ginkel and Steve Wawra will show us how differences in cultures complicate communications and provide best strategies for successful negotiation through the cultural complications.  A must attend event - brought to you in the nick of time to squeeze in a last MCLE credit before the end of your reporting period!