Straus Hosts Training for Federal Judicial Center
The Straus Institute hosted a training for 62 federal judges from the Federal Judicial Center in August. The group included federal district and bankruptcy court judges, and the three-day program focused on enhancing mediation skills, honing strategies to break impasse, and considering ADR processes in complex cases.
Faculty for the event included professors Sukhsimranjit Singh, Stephanie Blondell, and Shaphan Roberts from the Straus Institute; Hamid Khan and Jim Chance, who serve as attorneys for the Federal Judicial Center; Hon. Jill Morris, US magistrate judge for the Western District of Missouri; Hon. Karen Klein (Ret.), US magistrate judge for the District of North Dakota; Hon. Alexander Williams (Ret.), Los Angeles Superior Court and neutral for ADR Services, Inc.; Hon. Danny Weinstein (Ret.) Superior Court of San Francisco and JAMS neutral; Hon. Gail Andler (Ret.) Orange County Superior Court and JAMS neutral; and Hon. Jay Gandhi (Ret)., Central District of California and JAMS neutral.
“It was an honor to welcome these distinguished guests at Pepperdine Caruso Law and provide them with the opportunity to enhance their mediation skills. Many thanks to my fellow teachers and to dean Paul Caron for facilitating their on-campus visit,” said Singh about the training.