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MCLA offers access to qualified mediators who provide low-cost mediation services for all civil litigation cases including (but not limited to) the following types of cases:
Real Estate, COVID-19 Related Issues, Unlawful Detainer, Construction Defect, Personal Injury, Insurance, Employment/Workplace Disputes, Business and Consumer Disputes, Early Neutral Evaluation

All MCLA mediators are trained and qualified to use Zoom video conferencing for online mediations

How It Works

1) Submit Your Case

2) You may choose a Mediator or have MCLA recommend one

3) Pay $50 Fee per party

4) Pay Reduced Fee to Mediator

(No fees are due until case is assigned.)

Why Choose MCLA?

MCLA has been listed as a Resource Vendor for Civil Mediations to provide reduced-cost or no-cost mediations with attorney mediators.

All panel mediators have been carefully selected and meet the highest standards for mediating civil cases. They have at least 10 years of good standing with the State Bar of California and have practiced various specialized areas of law over long careers.

All have extensive training in mediation and experience mediating litigated cases. They have committed to act with the highest ethical standards of the mediation profession and to serve as neutrals with no conflict of interest in all cases.

Online Mediation

Our attorney mediators are Zoom certified and ready to conduct online mediations for everyone's convenience and safety.

With the Civil Courts almost shut down during this uncertain time and with face-to-face mediations not permitted, it is critical for the legal community and their clients to use online mediation services with mediators who are trained, qualified, and certified to use the Zoom program.

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Low-Cost Mediation

Mediators on the Center’s panel have agreed to accept cases on the following terms:

$450 for the first 3 hours, divided equally among parties or in accordance with the agreement of the parties. There is no charge for preparation and review. Any time after the initial 3 hours will be charged at a reduced rate set by the mediator, not to exceed $390 per hour.

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MCLA Selected by LA Court

The Mediation Center of Los Angeles (MCLA) was selected for the Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) Vendor Resource List as one of the organizations to provide mediation for litigated, civil cases by highly-qualified mediators at affordable prices.

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About Our Fees

MCLA charges a small administrative fee of $50 per party, payable in advance of the mediation directly to the Center by credit card or check. The Center uses PayPal for easy payment of fees.

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Mediation or DRS?

Should you choose Mediation or Dispute Resolution Services (DRS)?

For LA Court cases, use MEDIATION. If you have a dispute (such as a landlord/tenant dispute), use DRS.

How It Works

1) Select your Mediator
2) Submit Your Case to us
3) Pay $50 Fee per party
4) Get Reduced-Rate Mediation

Why Choose MCLA?

MCLA has been listed as a Resource Vendor for Civil Mediations to provide reduced-cost or no-cost mediations with attorney mediators.

All panel mediators have been carefully selected and meet the highest standards for mediating civil cases. They have at least 10 years of good standing with the State Bar of California and have practiced various specialized areas of law over long careers.

All have extensive training in mediation and experience mediating litigated cases. They have committed to act with the highest ethical standards of the mediation profession and to serve as neutrals with no conflict of interest in all cases.

Online Mediation

Our attorney mediators are Zoom certified and ready to conduct online mediations for everyone's convenience and safety.

With the Civil Courts almost shut down during this uncertain time and with face-to-face mediations not permitted, it is critical for the legal community and their clients to use online mediation services with mediators who are trained, qualified, and certified to use the Zoom program.

MORE INFO

Low-Cost Mediation

Mediators on the Center’s panel have agreed to accept cases on the following terms:

$450 for the first 3 hours, divided equally among parties or in accordance with the agreement of the parties. There is no charge for preparation and review. Any time after the initial 3 hours will be charged at a reduced rate set by the mediator, not to exceed $390 per hour.

MORE INFO

MCLA Selected by LA Court

The Mediation Center of Los Angeles (MCLA) was selected for the Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) Vendor Resource List as one of the organizations to provide mediation for litigated, civil cases by highly-qualified mediators at affordable prices.

MORE INFO

About Our Fees

MCLA charges a small administrative fee of $50 per party, payable in advance of the mediation directly to the Center by credit card or check. The Center uses PayPal for easy payment of fees.

MORE INFO

Mediation or DRS?

Should you choose Mediation or Dispute Resolution Services (DRS)?

For LA Court cases, use MEDIATION. If you have a dispute (such as a landlord/tenant dispute), use DRS.

About MCLA

Our Mission

The Mediation Center of Los Angeles (MCLA) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization committed to educating the public about the benefits of mediation. Our primary charitable goal is to build community through mediation and peacebuilding. MCLA’s educational programs focus on helping communities learn how to resolve disputes in a peaceful manner. Our work enhances understanding among diverse groups to manage problems and work toward lasting solutions.

We also work to increase access to justice by offering professional, experienced mediators to help individuals, businesses, and organizations in the greater Los Angeles area by resolving legal disputes before trial. This also reduces the burden on the courts and taxpayers having to spend time and money in court proceedings.

MCLA programs represent different multicultural, ethnic, religious, genders, generations, economic groups, and lifestyles. Emphasis is placed on the underserved, underprivileged, lower income populations at any educational level.

Mediators

MCLA is the only Civil Mediation Resource Vendor that is authorized by the LA Superior Court to provide online mediation services. With the Civil Courts almost shut down during this uncertain time and with face-to-face mediations not permitted, it is critical for the legal community and their clients to use online mediation services with mediators who are trained, qualified, and certified to use the Zoom program.


What is Zoom Certification? An MCLA Zoom-Certified Mediator has been extensively trained and tested on the use of Online Mediation. Participants who use a Zoom-Certified Mediator can be assured the mediator has demonstrated he or she knows how to use Zoom breakout rooms. This permits the creation of separate, secure, private, and confidential online conference rooms where any two or more participants (eg. attorney and client) can confer without concern of being heard or seen by the other participants. Also, the Certified Zoom Mediator has demonstrated the technological skills to join and leave the breakout rooms as well as the ability to use other features of Zoom (such as screen sharing, chats, etc.). The Certified Mediator is also skilled in setting up a Zoom meeting using the confidential Zoom email invitation to join the meeting.

Why is Certification important now? Many mediators are claiming they know how to conduct online mediations; however, many are not qualified or have not received sufficient training or skills testing to maintain necessary standards to use the Zoom technology. Our Zoom-Certified Mediators are best equipped to use the technology successfully and will be able to explain how it works to all participants.

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What People Are Saying About MCLA

Barry Appell understood both sides of the issue and was able to explain strengths and weakness of opposing parties’ cases without undue pressure or exaggeration. His understanding of the law demonstrated he was helping settlement based on risk and other acceptable reasons. This was a Zoom mediation and it saved travel time.

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