Court budget cuts and the resulting overwhelmed justice system make settling out of court an attractive option for attorneys and clients alike. Without this option, very little would get done because high profile court cases would take up all the resources and leave those with smaller matters hanging.
Please join the ADR Section and Alameda County Judge Paul Herbert (Dept 14 Small Claims Settlement) for a discussion on little known secrets to settling cases. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from Judge Herbert about his experience as a small claims and settlement conference judge. Judge Herbert will offer tips for new and experienced practitioners alike on what works and doesn’t work to settle out of court.