Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
Founded in 1970, the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) public entity and the charitable affiliate of the Beverly Hills Bar Association that promotes the good works of the Association including programs designed to improve the administration of justice, enhance public confidence in the legal profession, cultivate understanding of and respect for the rule of law, and provide support for law-related public services. The Foundation awards annual scholarships to law students at LA-region law schools who are planning careers in public interest law, and is proud that many of its scholarship recipients have distinguished themselves as prominent lawyers, judges, legislators, and community leaders. The Foundation also supports a monthly free legal clinic at Roxbury Park and participates in other pro bono and community service programs.
Beverly Hills Bar Association’s (BHBA) Approved Mediator Panel (AMP) provides professional, highly trained and experienced mediators in a broad array of substantive legal specialties, including particularly personal injury matters. The AMP was established to provide a more affordable mediation alternative to many of the large, commercial mediation services, including two free hours of mediation for matters valued at $25,000 or less, and a $400 hourly rate cap in all cases regardless of jurisdictional amount. The Mediation Section of the BHBA requires applicants to the AMP to meet rigorous professional training and prior experience qualifications, and to successfully pass a personal interview in order to join the AMP, and a commitment to regular, continuing education to retain their membership on the panel. The BHBA collects a small administrative fee in each case and shares a small portion of any fees generated. You may learn more and submit a mediation request with an AMP mediator here.
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
The ASCDC was organized in 1960 by a small group of Los Angeles defense attorneys who felt it was essential for their professional interests to be independently represented. The ASCDC has since grown to become the nation's preeminent regional defense organization. Its membership now encompasses a diverse group of lawyers who practice from north of Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and from the desert of the inland empire to the shores of Santa Monica. Its members share ideas on the listserv, during MCLE programs, and through Verdict magazine. It draws on the leadership skills of top-tier defense attorneys who head up committees that write amicus briefs, organize bench-bar functions, promote diversity and charitable endeavors, provide advice from leading experts relating to emerging practices and technologies, and much more. The ASCDC facilitates the development of professional relationships and friendships that last a lifetime. The leadership of the ASCDC and its members are a proud partner of this virtual settlement program.
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) began in 1949 as the Lawyers Roundtable, a group of plaintiff civil attorneys who pioneered the various practice areas that became today's Trial Lawyer bar. In 1952 they formed a formal organization to share knowledge, ideas and mutual support in the emerging areas of law they practiced. CAALA is now the nation's largest local association of plaintiffs' attorneys with more than 3,000 attorney members. Through education and training, Consumer Attorneys subscribe to the highest standards of quality legal representation and ethical conduct. As attorneys who solely represent the interests of consumers, our association is a powerful advocate for victim's rights and equal access to justice. CAALA is a proud partner of this virtual MSC program.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Members of ABOTA are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Los Angeles Chapter was ABOTA’s first chapter; it was established in 1958.
ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and possess additional litigation experience. Members must also exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism by following ABOTA’s own Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility. The general purpose of this Association is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy so individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public will benefit from more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.
LA ABOTA is a proud partner of this virtual settlement program.