Sunday, June 29, 2008

Law Offices Sonora, CA 95370

Law Offices
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth

Michael D Macomber is a Real Estate Attorney and Alan D Hamilton does Business Law & Real Estate.

Compliments of Jim W Hildreth
Real Estate Mediation Services

Amador County Courthouse, Jackson, CA

This is the "Old" Superior Court in downtown Jackson. Its typical of the Art Deco period.

Superior Court Trinity Co Weaverville, CA

Superior Court in Weaverville, CA. This is a working Court.

Mariposa County Courthouse

Mariposa County Courthouse, in Mariposa, CA. This is a working courthouse.

Tuolumne County Courthouse, Sonora

The Tuolumne County Courthouse, located in the City of Sonora.

Friday, June 27, 2008

"Winning at Mediation"

June 27th 2008 by Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediation Services

One of the pleasures in my mediation practice is meeting other mediators, sharing ideas and often learning from their experience and wisdom.

Today I recieved from Nancy E Hudgins a San Francisco mediator-attorney who shared a compiltation of essays on mediation preparation.

The pamphlet started with an idea from her blog on a series of post on preparing for mediation.

From developing a pre-mediation checklist, listening skills, matching the mediator, creating value, strategies to developing a plan.

I enjoyed the chapter that "Mediation is Not"

A armed conflict, hand -to-hand combat nor is it Moot Court.

Nancy explains that mediation is a different skill. One that is more collegial, cooperative, and collaborative.

Nancy believes that to always be positive and to stay positive.

I have learned that when I tell parties in a "Dispute" that by the end of the mediation we will settle this conflict today, it sets out a positive outcome.

Nancy invites the reader to "Construct your own plan" for successful negotiation or mediation.

Nancy E Hudgins website is

Jim W Hildreth-Mediator
Real Estate Mediation Services

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Real Estate Mediation

June 24th 2008 By Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediation Services

Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediator recently spoke in front of the Tuolumne County
(Sonora, CA) Bar Association.

The annual meeting took place at Azzos Italian Restaurant in Jamestown.

Jim discussed with the local bar members, how and why is interest in real estate mediation, is training and education and his experience both in the courts and in private mediation's.

Jim also reviewed with the Sonora Attorneys that "No Attorney fees will be awarded unless real estate litigants strictly comply with Mediation condition precedent in California Association of Realtors, CAR form purchase agreements" The case is Lange v.Schilling Case # C055471 (3rd Dist, May 28,2008

The consensus of the local bar is that the courts and attorneys are using Mediation as an alternative in disputes and prior to litigation.

Jim W Hildreth
Real Estate Mediation Services

Jim W Hildreth-Mediator