The CCCBA Supports ADR in Many Ways
The Contra Costa County Bar Association runs a Mandatory Fee Arbitration and Mediation Program that provides an informal, low-cost alternative to the court system for Contra Costa County attorneys involved in a fee dispute with their clients. The program also provides a volunteering opportunity to mediators and arbitrators who would like to give back to the legal community by helping in this way.
The Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service has a FLARe (Family Law Alternative Resolution) program, which provides low cost mediation services for anyone going through the family law courts. Certified Family Law Specialists agree to provide a 90 minute mediation session for a greatly reduced fee.
Finally the CCCBA website provides links to many more organizations doing important ADR work in our community for free or reduced fees