Effective Advocacy in Probate & Trust Mediation (1.0 General Participatory Credit)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


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Learn to better navigate the world of Probate and Trust Mediation. Join three experiences probate mediators as they discuss specialized aspects of mediating probate disputes including dealing with difficult personalities, creative decision making, and maximizing the odds of success.

B. James Brierton, Esq.
Mediator/Arbitrator - ADR Services, Inc.
Regarded as one of San Diego’s preeminent probate specialists, B. James Brierton, Esq. began his legal career in 1972 as Director of a clinic for low-income elderly and has since handled thousands of matters involving probate, trusts, estates, and...More
Judith M. Copeland, Esq.
Mediator - West Coast Resolution Group
Judith (Judy) Copeland practiced law exclusively in the areas of probate, estate planning, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, and elder law for 39 years. She authored two chapters of CEB’s California Will Drafting and has lectured extensively...More
John Edwards, Esq.
Mediator - West Coast Resolution Group
John Edwards is a nationally recognized speaker and mediation trainer. After many years as a trial lawyer, John is now a full time neutral mediating cases throughout Southern California. In conjunction with his mediation practice, John frequently...More

Originally Published

October 4, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Effective Advocacy in Probate & Trust Mediation - Video
  • Effective Advocacy in Probate & Trust Mediation - Paper

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