Select a Resolve Law San Diego Pro-Bono Mediator

TUTORIAL: HOW RESOLVE SAN DIEGO WORKS

Here are the steps To Select a RESOLVE Law San Diego Pro-Bono Mediator:

  1. Click on the FIND A NEUTRAL tab to view all available Volunteer Mediators and Lawyers (Neutrals)

  2. Agree on neutral mediator with your opposing counsel.

  3. Complete and submit the RESOLVE Law JOINT PARTY APPLICATION, which can be found under the FORMS tab on this website. It is very important to include the names of all counsel and all parties, so that the selected neutral can perform a thorough conflict check.

  4. Once the application is completed your selected Neutral will be contacted and asked to perform a conflict check. Please note that RESOLVE Law San Diego is not requiring Neutrals to send out disclosure forms.

  5. If your selected Neutral does not have a conflict, all counsel will be notified that the Neutral has accepted the assignment.

  6. The Neutral and the PARTIES will be responsible to contact each other to schedule the hearing.Briefs must be exchanged via email at least 2 business days before the hearing, subject to the Neutral's discretion. Briefs are limited to 5 pages and 10 pages of exhibits. It is the Neutral’s discretion to extend the page limit or disregard any documents submitted which exceed these limits.

  7. The parties and the Neutral will coordinate whether the matter will be heard via Zoom or via phone conference. The neutral will send an invitation for Zoom or a Phone Conference. Please review the RESOLVE LAW SAN DIEGO VIRTUAL MEDIATION GUIDELINES AND GROUND RULES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MEDIATION which can be found under the FORMS tab on this website.

  8. All parties will be required to complete and submit the Confidentiality Acknowledgement & Agreement which can be found under the FORMS tab on this website. All parties will be required to complete and submit the Confidentiality Acknowledgement & Agreement directly to the NEUTRAL. See FORMS tab.

  9. ALL PARTIES MUST HAVE DECISION MAKERS PREPARED AND AVAILABLE DURING THE ENTIRE SESSION

  10. The parties are responsible for drafting any Settlement and Release Agreement and are encouraged to share that before mediation.

  11. The parties acknowledge, that at the discretion of the Neutral pre-mediation ex-parte communications may be permitted to streamline and address any key issues.

  12. Review the Keys to Successful Mediation which can be found under the FORMS tab on this website.

  13. Plaintiff is strongly encouraged to make a pre-mediation settlement demand. Plaintiff should have liens and case costs identified. Pre-negotiate with any lienholders if possible.

  14. The parties are required to coordinate with the NEUTRAL who will be responsible for reporting to RESOLVE Law San Diego whether their matter settled by using the CASE DISPOSITION form which can be found under the FORMS tab on this website.

  15. Should the matter not resolve within the scheduled time the NEUTRAL has discretion to volunteer additional time or end the hearing. The Neutral may not charge for any additional time.

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