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Donald Fischer

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Donald E. Fischer

Conflict Specialist ~ Mediator 2000 Fresno Street, First FloorFresno, California 93721



2015 CSU, Fullerton Conservator & Trustee Management
2012 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA MA, Mediation, Conflict Studies & Peacemaking
2004 Fresno Co. Farm Bureau FAACT Graduate
2002 Leadership Fresno Class XVIII Graduate
1977 UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA BA, Rhetoric

Certifications and License

2016 California Licensed Professional Fiduciary
2016 National Certified Guardian (NCG)
2015 Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Conservators, CSU, Fullerton
2015 Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees, CSU, Fullerton
2015 Advanced Practitioner, Academy of Family Mediators, AFM AP
2014 Fresno Pacific University Certificate in Mediation
2003 Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, Mediation Panel Training


Continuing Donald E. Fischer, Mediator Mediator
Sept 2017 Donald E. Fischer, PF-913 CA Licensed Professional Fiduciary

2016 --2017

Central Valley Fiduciary Services Licensed Professional Fiduciary
2016 -- Ongoing Donald Fischer, Fiduciary CA Licensed Professional Fiduciary PF-913
2012 – June 2015 Fresno Pacific University
CPACS Mediation Services

Director Mediation Services
Civil/Probate Division
2007 – 2012 Fresno Pacific University
Mediation Services
Program Director, CPACS Lead Mediator
DRPASuperior CourtAnnexed,Fresno County
2007 – 2009 Superior Court, County of Fresno Early NeutralEvaluation
2007 Superior Court, Fresno County Advanced Mediator Trainer
2006 -- 2014 Superior Court, Fresno County Research Consultant
2003 – 2007 FPU Mediation Services Mediation Case Manager / Mediator
Superior Court, FresnoCounty
2003 – Ongoing Donald Fischer Mediation Services Mediator - Civil, Probate, Family, Community

Panel Membership

2016 – Present Family Law Mediation Panel CA Superior Court, County of Fresno
2016 - Present Estate Planning Council Fresno, California
2016 – Present Mediation Panel CA Superior Court, County of Kings
2016 – Present CA Agricultural Mediation Program USDA, CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture
Contract Services
2014 – Present Workplace Conflict Management Department of the Interior
Contract Services
2007 – Present Attorney Fee Arbitration Panel County Bar Association, Fresno, California
2003 – Present Fresno Co. Superior Court ADR Mediation Panel


2009 – 2015 ADR Settlement Officer Superior Court of California, County of Fresno


2014 – Present

Special Needs Trust


2012 – Present

Probate Mediation



Fresno Co. Superior Court, ADR

Judge Mediation Training

2005 – Present

Fresno Co. Superior Court

Settlement Agent


U.S. Equal Employ Op Com

Pro Bono Mediator

2003 – 2005

Better Business Bureau, Fresno


2003 – Present

Victim Offender Reconciliation

Volunteer Mediator

2003 – Present

Community Justice Conference

Volunteer Mediator

1999 – 2006

LACN Insurance Program


2003 – 2004

Fresno Co. Superior Court

Intern Premarital MediatorFamily Court Services


March 2015


“The Use of Mediation and Restorative Justice in Elder Abuse Issues” -- Elder Abuse Services, Inc. (EASI) Intern Certification, CFSU Campus

October 2014

“Conflict Resolution for Families Addressing Elder Issues before Abuse Occurs” -- Fresno-Madera Agency on Aging

September 2014

“Eclectic Family Law Mediation Concept” -- Fresno County Bar Association, Family Law Section

April 2014

“How to Create a Successful Court-Connected Probate Mediation Program” -- ACR Elder Section, Webinar, Adobe Connect

March 2014

“Restorative Justice Approach to Court-Connected Conflicts” -- Fresno City Summit, Community Transformation Program

March 2014

“Making a Living in Conflict Resolution Focus on Arbitration”

February 2014

Elder Issue Mediation and Confidentiality, Victim Services Certificate Program, Department of Criminology, California State University, Fresno

March 2013

When is Elder Issue Mediation Appropriate, Elder Abuse Services, Inc. Annual Retreat, Fresno, CA

September 2012

Attitude is Everything: Creating a Positive Attitude, Claremont EAP

June 2012

Eldercare Stress: A Family Balancing Act, Mediation for Families Caring for an Aging Loved One, ACR International, Elder Section

March 2012

Elder Conferencing and Mediation, Preventing Elder Abuse, Clovis Adult School, Clovis, CA

October 2010

Elder Care Mediation in Community Programs, CDRC Annual ADR Policy Conference, Loyola Law School

April 2010

Elder Care and Families in Conflict, Retired Communication Workers of America

March 2010

Mediating Elder Conflict Issues, Association for Conflict Resolution/ CCC Annual Conference

March 2009

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace: An Overview, Claremont EAP


Early Neutral Evaluation, The Fresno Superior Court Process, Presented to multiple firms with twenty or more attorneys

August 2008

Dealing with Conflict Alzheimer’s Creates in Families, Somerford Place, Fresno

March 2008

Evaluator Training, ENE Implementation, Fresno Superior Court

April 2008

Community Roundtable for Fresno County Service Providers

March 2007

ACR/CCC Annual Conference “Court Connected Mediation: "Bringing Litigants to the Table”

November 2006

Fresno Superior Court Judges “Facilitative Mediation”

November 2005

Fresno Superior Court Family Law Section

October 2005

Central California Trial Lawyers Association

June 2005

Victim Offender Reconciliation Training Program

Continuing Education

April 2016

The Ripple Effects of Partner Violence, Fresno Superior Court/ACRCCC

May 2015

Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees, CSU, Fullerton

2015 - 2012

Fresno County Bar, Estate and Trust Section, CLE


Project First Step, CCLS

2015 - 2009

Fresno County Bar, Family Law Section, CLE

2014 - 2000

State Bar of California Annual Meetings, CLE


Domestic Violence in Conflict Resolution

October 2010

UC Berkeley The Mindful Lawyer Practices & Prospects Conference

October 2010

California Dispute Resolution Council ADR Policy Conference

August 2010

ACR/CCC Conflict Coaching

July 2010

Fresno Pacific University Basic Institute Training, Conflict Resolution

April 2010

California AOC/JC Conference on Self-Represented Litigants

April 2010

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference

March 2010

Association for Conflict Resolution/CCC Annual Conference

More upon Request

Organizational Memberships

Member of the Academy of Family Mediators (2014-Present)

Board Booster, Association for Conflict Resolution, Central California

Association for Conflict Resolution, Elder Section Program Committee

Board Member, California Dispute Resolution Council (2010-2013)

Co-Chair, State Bar of CA Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2012-13)

County of Fresno, Superior Court ADR Oversight Committee (associate)

President Association for Conflict Resolution, Central California Chapter (2007-08)

Member Association for Conflict Resolution, International

Lumber Association of California, Nevada and Hawaii (Director & Trustee 14 years)

Rotary International (23 years, Club President, Regional Representative, District Nominating Committee, International Youth Exchange Admin)

Fresno County Board of Supervisors, Tourism Committee


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