Donald Cripe is a Law Professor (Mediation/ADR), Univ. of La Verne College of Law; Superior Court Judicial Arbitrator since 1996—having conducted several hundred arbitrations; Settlement Judge since 1996; Family Law Mediator-Riverside Superior Court Mandatory Dispute Resolution Conference Program; General Mediator-Dispute Resolution Services, Riverside; Civil Mediator- Riverside County Superior Court; Riverside Superior Court Mediation Panel; Inland Valleys Justice Center’s Mediation Panel. Have conducted in excess of 3000 mediations on a wide variety of matters, including most of which have been indentified in my professional experience section. I conduct Fee Arbitrations for the Riverside County Bar Assn. I have also been on the Panel of Independent Arbitrators for Kaiser Health Plans and am a Guest Lecturer for Family Law Mediation Students at the Loma Linda University Graduate School of Psyc. Final stages of being accepted to the panel of Arbitrators & Mediators for the American Arbitration Association. Arbitrator and Mediator for the American Health Lawyers Association. 1996-Present: Judicial Arbitrator1996-2001: Settlement Judge (acting) San Bernardino Fam Ct 1999-Present: Mediator Riverside DRS 1999-Present: Mediator Riverside Sup. Ct 2003-Present: Mediator: Riverside Fam Court 2006-Present: Special Master, Riverside Sup, Ct 2009-Present: Mediation Panel-Riverside Sup. Ct 2009-Present: Mediator/Arbitrator for IVJC 2009-2011: Kaiser Independent Arbitrator 2011-Present: Am Arb Ass'n: Mediator/Arbitrator 2012-Present: Am Health Lawyers Ass'n: Mediator/Arbitrator.
The Boogeyman of California Family Law
People in a dispute have an increasing number of options for resolving their dispute. Those resolving family disputes have mediation as an option as well as many services provided by local courts.
The Art of Mediation in the Real World
This mediator gives examples from his life about his mediation style. He discusses mediation techniques that have been successful for him and reflects on the practices he has seen.
Shhh. It's a Secret!
This article discusses mediation cases involving insurance carriers. It discusses how mediators can resolve personal injury cases--specifically when one party enters the mediation with a perception of unfairness.
Court Mediation Programs: An Endangered Species?
The role of alternative dispute resolution has always been the ugly cousin of litigation. Lawyers were trained that the only means to a just end was a trial by jury. Of course, seasoned lawyers, particularly those who have suffered surprising and disappointing outcomes of jury trials, are slowly realizing that may not be the case.
Mediation is Underused in Civil Cases
Don Cripe is a law professor and experienced attorney/mediator. He shares his point of view as a lawyer, giving insight into how lawyers view and use the mediation process.