Registration for Mediating the Litigated Case is $3,795. The governmental and non-profit rate is $3,095.
The governmental/nonprofit rate is for FULL-TIME employees only. Please be sure to list your governmental/company address and email on the registration form. You are agreeing that we may contact your employer to verify full-time employment.
PLEASE NOTE!!! Should a paid participant be unable to attend, the registration payment, less a $500 cancellation fee, will be refunded or a substitute may attend the program. Refunds for registrations paid by check will require a W-9 form submitted to the University. This is for internal purposes only to generate a refund check. The refund is not taxed nor would a 1099 be issued.
Registration includes all materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch each day. Since enrollment is limited, participants should register early. Should a paid participant be unable to attend, the registration, less $500, will be refunded or a substitute may attend the program.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a $50 administrative fee for transferring to another program. When canceling, we require notice by Wednesday, July 11, 2018 or there will be an additional $50 food service fee deducted.
(Faculty members listed below are confirmed. However, due to illness or unavoidable conflict, we reserve the right to substitute faculty.)
Sukhsimranjit Singh (Lead Trainer) practices, teaches and trains in dispute resolution. He is the managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and assistant professor of law and practice at Pepperdine Caruso Law. He specializes in cross-cultural dispute resolution and has published numerous articles in that field, and in 2015 he delivered TED Talk on Cross-Cultural Communications in Salem, Oregon. He has mediated inter-cultural and commercial cases in the United States, India and Canada. An Honorary Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators, he is also a Council Member of the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association. He has trained lawyers and law students in more than twenty states and twelve countries. He is an honorary professor of law at National Law University, Delhi. Singh obtained his Masters in Laws in Dispute Resolution from University of Missouri Columbia and was a Fellow at the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law and has clerked with Chief Justice of India. An avid reader and an amateur photographer, he loves to travel with his family. He is passionate for music, sports, and interacting with new cultures.
Denise R. Madigan has been mediating full-time for over 20 years. She entered the field in the early 1980s as associate director for the Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. After practicing law at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., she joined the pioneering ADR firm, Endispute, Inc., which later merged with JAMS. Her mediation practice is extraordinarily broad, and includes complex commercial, entertainment, intellectual property, insurance, mass accidents, public entity, and healthcare disputes, among others. In addition to her full-time mediation practice, Madigan has been an adjunct professor at the Straus Institute since 1996. She has designed and/or taught hundreds of tailored negotiation, mediation and other ADR courses for courts, law firms, government agencies, universities, nonprofits, and corporations in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Madigan graduated with honors from Harvard Law School – where she served on the Harvard Law Review – and with a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Madigan now mediates through MadiganADR, based in Los Angeles.
Alexander H. Williams III is a mediator, arbitrator and discovery referee in private practice with ADR Services, Inc. in Los Angeles. He served as a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court from 1984 to 2008. He presided for 8 years in a felony criminal trial department and for another 13 years in a general jurisdiction civil trial department, handling thousands of cases and conducting hundreds of court and jury trials. A trained mediator, he spent his final three years presiding over a full-time settlement court, where he daily conducted settlement conferences and settled hundreds of cases. Williams was the chair of the Judicial Education Subcommittee of the Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Before taking the bench, he served as a police officer, Navy judge advocate, and federal prosecutor.
Rebecca Callahan is an independent neutral who provides private mediation and arbitration services. Callahan received her law degree from Boalt Hall at the University of California / Berkeley and her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. She also has an LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. Callahan speaks and writes frequently on various ADR topics and is currently chairing a program on insolvency issues in mediation, which will be presented at the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's 2011 Spring Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Steve Rottman is one of California's most requested mediators of commercial disputes. Rottman is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University. He spent 20 years as a trial lawyer before committing himself full-time to mediation. The Los Angeles Daily Journal named him one of the "top 50 neutrals in the state," and he has been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America and the Super Lawyers publications as both a trial lawyer and a mediator. He lectures and trains mediators across the country and serves as an adjunct professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, where he teaches Advanced Mediation. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, an avid whitewater kayaker, and the proud father of two strong-willed daughters.
Stacie Feldman Hausner is a mediator who works with individuals and businesses. She has worked extensively for the Los Angeles Superior Court, Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Center for Conflict Resolution, mediating commercial, landlord-tenant, personal injury, discrimination, contract and employment disputes. Hausner also has a private mediation practice and is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association. Prior to becoming a mediator, she worked as an attorney representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a commercial litigation and personal injury practice. She obtained her JD in 1996 from Boston University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. Hausner also has received her LLM in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law.
Darryl Darden Lieutenant Colonel Darden honorably served the United States Army and National Guard for 33 years. During his service he was involved in several combat operations overseas as an Infantry Commander. He received several citations during Operation Desert Storm to include the Bronze Star. He developed the Army Diversity Program communication strategy. LTC Darden launched a well- received program of professional development courses, which focus on team building using diversity and capitalizing on team member individuality. He was the Executive Director of the Armed Forces Network, Seoul Korea where he managed nine media networks. Since retirement LTC Darden has performed over 500 family law and civil mediations in San Bernardino Superior court. He has mediated over 100 employment cases while serving Department of Fair Employment and Housing in downtown Los Angeles. As a County Superior Court Appointed Mediator he has successfully settled over 200 small claims, limited and unlimited jurisdiction cases. LTC Darden is a formally trained Ombudsman. He performs pastoral family/marriage counseling and mediation throughout California.