MCLA Services Include (but are not limited to) the following types of cases:

• Real Estate and COVID -19 RELATED ISSUES
• Landlord Tenant
• Unlawful Detainer

• Construction Defect
• Personal Injury
• Insurance

• Employment / Workplace Disputes
• Business Disputes
• Consumer / Commercial Debt Collections

• Real estate and COVID -19 RELATED ISSUES •
• Landlord Tenant •
• Unlawful Detainer •
• Construction Defect •
• Personal Injury •
• Insurance •
• Employment / Workplace Disputes •
• Business Disputes •
• Consumer / Commercial Debt Collections •

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2. Submit Your Case

3. Pay $50 Fee per Party

4. Get Reduced Rate Mediation

Reduced Rate only available through MCLA after payment of $50 fees.

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What People Are Saying About MCLA

"Mr. Appell is a miracle worker. He settled an impossible case between intractable parties whose hostility towards each other was a near insurmountable obstacle. His people skills and depth of legal knowledgeable allowed him to start with the key to unraveling a big legal mess.

The virtual Zoom mediation was perfect not only for Covid but for these parties in particular and especially helpful for my client, a stay at home busy mom."
Larry Hall
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High-Conflict People in Mediation
Online Mediation

High-Conflict People in Online Mediation

By: Andressa Bortolin and Jared Lee ABSTRACT: This article focuses on the aspects of dealing with High-Conflict Personalities when in an online mediation process. Seven months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many mediations have been conducted online. While some mediators have been mediating online since before the pandemic, many mediators have only begun their online practice in the past few months. Now that online mediation has become normalized, how have mediators handled the shift? How does in-person mediation differ from online mediation, and what have mediators done to capitalize on those differences to excel in virtual mediations? What

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Benefits of Mediation
Online Mediation

The Benefits of Online Mediation

By: Jared Lee and Andressa Bortolin ABSTRACT: This article focuses on the benefits that arise from online mediation. Seven months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many mediations have been conducted online. While some mediators have been mediating online since before the pandemic, many mediators have only begun their online practice in the past few months. Now that online mediation has become normalized, how have mediators handled the shift? How does in-person mediation differ from online mediation and what have mediators done to capitalize on those differences to excel in virtual mediations? What is the future of online dispute

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The Magic of Mediation
Mediation

The ‘Magic’ of Mediation: An Inside Perspective of a Successful Mediation

By: Jared Lee Mediation is a form of dispute resolution in which a neutral party, the mediator, facilitates communication among opposing parties, helping them to build an outcome that best fits their needs. Mediation has become increasingly commonplace as an alternative to litigating disputes, partly due to its ability to overcome even the most contentious disputes and complex barriers. But what is it about mediation or mediators that allows diametrically opposed groups to walk out of a mediation room shaking hands with a mutual agreement? An interview with mediator Barry Appell lifts the curtain on how he was able to

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Online Mediation
Online Mediation

Online Dispute Resolution: The Time Is Now For Online Mediation

By: Jennifer Johnston Terando, R.N., Esq. An MCLA Certified Zoom Panel Mediator The roots of Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) trace back to eBay, which created an ODR program where, once a buyer or seller opened a claim, mediation was conducted through asynchronous email communications between an eBay mediator and the parties, individually. Since then, ODR has developed in additional formats from text programs, to artificial intelligence platforms, such as Smartsettle, where unique algorithms are subject to patent protection. As video-conferencing has reached new peaks of sophistication, ODR has expanded to include the hosting of “traditional” mediation, where mediators, lawyers and

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Los Angeles Superior Court
Mediation

MCLA Provides Online Mediations for LA Superior Court

Mediation Center of Los Angeles Now Provides Online “Vendor Resource List” Mediations for LA Superior Court The Mediation Center of Los Angeles (MCLA), one of three Los Angeles Superior Court Civil Mediation Resource List Vendors, provides high-quality, low-cost mediations to all civil litigants through its panel of independent qualified attorney-mediators, pursuant to specific rules and guidelines established by the Court and the MCLA. MCLA is also the only mediation resource vendor authorized by the LA Superior Court to conduct online mediations. Although other mediation services and providers may offer online mediations, MCLA panel members have been trained and certified that

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LASC Mediator Recognition Ceremony with LASC Judge Jessner and Judge Sinanian and MCLA's Myer Sankary,.
Mediation

LASC Honors MCLA in Recognition Ceremony

On March 19, 2019, LA Superior Court Judges Jessner and Sinanian honored Myer Sankary as Program Director of the Mediation Center of Los Angeles (MCLA) and all of the MCLA Mediators for their public service providing reduced-cost mediation to all civil litigants of the LASC.  

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