Los Angeles Superior Court

Public Information Office

Website: www.lasuperiorcourt.org




Aug. 2, 2012





DISPO 2012 Settlement Program Needs

Experienced Commercial Litigators



Building on recent bench-bar teamwork to resolve pending cases, the Los Angeles Superior Court will conduct the DISPO 2012 Settlement Program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. , Sept. 10 to 14, 2012, at Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles. Ten teams, comprised of a sitting judge and one or two attorneys, will be used.

DISPO 2012 will cover breach of contract and business tort lawsuits. Current experience handling commercial litigation is therefore essential.

Volunteers must give one full day. Attorneys may volunteer for two days during this week, if they have the time and interest.

Rule of Court 3.1380 for Mandatory Settlement Conferences will apply; parties, their lead trial counsel and any needed insurance adjusters will all be ordered to appear in person. Settlement briefs will be lodged via email from counsel so documents can be sent in advance via email to the volunteers.





Volunteer Attorneys

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Interested attorneys may volunteer by emailing the parties below and writing DISPO 2012 in the subject line.

        Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles):

Neil Erickson at nce@jmbm.com or NErickson@jmbm.com

        Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section:

Dan Crowley at dmcrowley@boothmitchel.com or Jeff

Westerman at jwesterman@milberg.com .


Attorneys who want any pending case referred to DISPO 2012 should ask the I/C Judge assigned for all purposes; I/C judges are the sole source of referrals to DISPO 2012.



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