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Discovery Facilitation Program Training - Recorded: 06/18/15

Discovery Facilitation Program Training - Recorded: 06/18/15

Discovery Facilitation Program Training - Recorded: 06/18/15

Judge Kimberly E. Colwell, Judge Robert B. Freedman, John H. Patton, & Jason H. Stein
Judge Kimberly E. Colwell, Judge Robert B. Freedman, John H. Patton, & Jason H. Stein
on behalf of Alameda County Bar Association

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Launch date: 09 May 2017

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Last updated: 26 May 2017

Reference: 181260

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Description

Please join the ACBA Trial Practice and ADR Sections, and the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda for a training on the Court's Discovery Facilitation Program.
Discovery Facilitation was a voluntary pilot program that was launched in September 2013 to make litigation faster, easier and more cost-effective. As of July 1, 2015 however, new Local Rule 3.800 encourages the use of the Court’s Discovery Facilitation Program and establishes that participants in that program must use certain mandatory local forms.

Recorded: 06/18/15

Objectives

This training will cover:
1. The basics of the program and how the mechanics work
2. The types of cases best/least suited for discovery facilitation
3. Use of discovery facilitation in other courts
4. Special issues that discovery facilitation presents
5. Plans to expand or modify the program
Judge Kimberly E. Colwell, Judge Robert B. Freedman, John H. Patton, & Jason H. Stein

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Judge Kimberly E. Colwell, Judge Robert B. Freedman, John H. Patton, & Jason H. Stein
on behalf of Alameda County Bar Association

Judge Kimberly E. Colwell was appointed to the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda on December 27, 2012. She presently sits in Department 18, a Civil Direct Calendar assignment (CDC), where she handles all aspects of civil cases from case management, to law and motion and trial. Before the CDC assignment, Judge Colwell sat in Department 107 misdemeanor arraignments, and Department 14 small claims and civil settlement conferences. She is currently the Chair of the ADR Committee and is working on two new mediation programs for the court in the areas of Collections and Unlawful Detainer cases. When not on the bench, Judge Colwell can be found traveling and fly fishing all over the world.

Bar ID: 127604

Judge Robert B. Freedman is a judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. He currently serves in one of the Court's Civil Direct Calendar departments and has served in one of the court’s two complex civil litigation departments. Prior to his initial appointment to the bench in 1996, Judge Freedman was engaged in the private practice of law in Oakland, California, and served as President of the ACBA in 1988. He is a current member and Vice-Chair of the Court Technology Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council.

Bar ID: 43941

John H. Patton, Partner at Patton & Sullivan LLP, has a 30+ year record of handling complex commercial and real estate litigation in high-profile cases that range from intellectual property to civil rights to land use. He has served as a discovery facilitator for both the Alameda and Contra Costa Superior Courts. Mr. Patton has practiced as a civil trial and appellate lawyer in the Bay Area since 1979. His experience includes numerous complex jury and court trials, arbitrations, administrative law proceedings, and appellate matters in California and federal courts.

Bar ID: 69261

Jason H. Stein is the Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs Administrator at the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. He previously coordinated the Self-Represented Litigants’ Mediation Program at the Superior Court in San Francisco and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, School of Law’s Civil Mediation Clinic. He has worked as a Staff Attorney at the San Francisco non-profit AIDS Legal Referral Panel, a Citizen’s Complaint Officer at the San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board, and a mediator in private practice. Mr. Stein has also served as a mediator for the Superior Court Voluntary Mediation Program, Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court in San Francisco, and as an arbitrator for the San Francisco Department of Human Services Homeless Shelter Grievance Policy Program.

Bar ID: 193255

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • State Bar of California
  • 1.50 Hours

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