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Construction Dispute Prevention and Mediation
Dispute Prevention

Construction Dispute Prevention and Mediation

by Wean Khing Wong, Esq. Attorney & Mediator A previous version of this article, in Chinese, was first published in the Construction Guide, August 2018, by World Journal, USA at https://www.worldjournal.com/page-2018laconstruction Disputes are common in construction projects. In this short article, I will discuss a common dispute that I experience as a neutral mediator assigned to resolve the dispute, which is the disagreement between the contractor and client over the project. I will explain why it is important to submit construction disputes to mediation as early as possible. To Avoid a Disagreement Over a Construction Project: Before starting work, the

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MCLA Program Backround
Mediation

Mediation Center of Los Angeles Program Background

Mediation Center of Los Angeles Program Background The State of California has the largest court system in the world and the County of Los Angeles maintains the largest unified trial court system in the United States. Los Angeles Superior court (LASC) serves nearly 10 million residents of the county through nearly 600 courtrooms presided over by 550 bench officers. It handles unlimited civil matters in 70 courtrooms in 12 locations and files approximately 70,000 unlimited civil cases annually. Several years ago, this court system was abruptly forced close a number of its programs due to budgetary cuts. Entire district courts

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ADR Tips and Insights
ADR

ADR Practice Tips and Insights For Lawyers and Clients

ADR Practice Tips and Insights For Lawyers and Clients by Myer J. Sankary, Esq. Of the thousands of legal disputes that are filed in court each year, a small percentage are actually resolved by trial! Indeed, with the growth of alternate dispute resolution over the past 20 years, almost all legal disputes are settled without trial. By now, almost all attorneys who represent clients in litigation matters, frequently participate in the “primary” (not “alternative”) system for dispute resolution — either mediation or arbitration. Today it is likely that most lawyers will spend substantially more time representing clients in mediation or

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LA Court Vendor List
Mediation

Los Angeles Superior Court selects MCLA as vendor resource for Affordable Mediation

Court Litigants Can Mediate Through Mediation Center of Los Angeles SFVBA Members Can Apply to Be MCLA Panel Mediators The LA Superior Court has selected Mediation Center of Los Angeles (MCLA) [a project of Valley Bar Mediation Center] to serve as a Resource Vendor for mediation of civil cases, limited and unlimited, for the court. Litigation attorneys, clients, and self-represented parties now have access to high quality, low-cost mediation services provided by MCLA’s panel of qualified, experienced attorney mediators. MCLA is named on the Court website as a Resource Vendor for mediation services. Los Angeles Superior Court Settlement Program for

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