• October 2, 2018

DCBA Celebrates National Mediation Week 2018

DCBA Celebrates National Mediation Week 2018

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The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is proud to celebrate National Mediation Week from October 14-20, 2018.

Join us for a roundtable event on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the LA Law library.

This free roundtable will look at how mediation can create positive social impact, with an emphasis on addressing and preventing homelessness in Los Angeles County. We will highlight successful mediation programs, discuss the importance of a community-based collaborative approach, and include an educational segment on specialized mediation skills.

DCBA’s Dispute Resolution Program serves those who want a no-cost alternative to small claims court. Our mediators also help members of the community resolve personal and business-related disputes involving friends and family members, neighbors, landlords and tenants, and much more. DCBA is the only government agency that provides court-connected mediation. We conduct on-the-spot mediation at the Stanley Mosk courthouse with cases ranging from Limited Civil jurisdiction litigation to Unlawful Detainer and Small Claims cases.

Our award-winning Online Dispute Resolution program offers an alternative for parties to negotiate their case from the convenience of their computer or phone.

Our Dispute Resolution Program team, including highly trained staff and volunteer mediators, delivers results. DCBA mediated 4,063 cases with a 71 percent resolution rate (fiscal year 2017-18).

Phillip M. Peters recently participated in DCBA’s mediation training. As an experienced mediator with the Department of Human Resources (DHR), Peters was able to learn something new and gain a different type of mediation experience.

“It was very positive working with the mediators and staff. The training was extremely organized and people were friendly. I loved it! Whether you have a background in mediation or not, you’re able to receive practical hands-on training and have an opportunity to give back to the community. I recommended the training program to others to help develop new skills and give back to the community at the same time,” said Peters, Deputy Compliance Officer for the Dispute Resolution Unit, for DHR.

Join us for the festivities and find out how mediation can work for you. You can also learn how you can become a volunteer mediator!

RSVP for the roundtable here. Call (213) 974-0826 or email mediation@dcba.lacounty.gov for questions regarding the event.