Raising the OC Bar

Orange County’s Role in the Development of Private Alternative Dispute Resolution

March 19, 2024 Orange County Bar Association Season 1 Episode 6
Raising the OC Bar
Orange County’s Role in the Development of Private Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Justice William Bedsworth and Daniel Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. moderate a panel discussion with Justice John Trotter (Ret.), one of the cofounders of JAMS, and Alan Brutman, one of the cofounders of Judicate West, concerning Orange County’s role in the development of modern alternative dispute resolution.

Introductions
State of ADR in the 70s-80s and Orange County’s role in the creation of mediation
Opposition to mediation
Mediation in the early years
Genesis of Judicate West
Varied approaches to ADR
Recruiting neutrals
Alan Slater and Randy Lowry
Expansion of JAMS and Judicate West
Obstacles to ADR field
Future of ADR
Closing thoughts