Thursday, November 26, 2009

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)

Jim W Hildreth Mediator has 3 scheduled mediations the first week of

A construction dispute, a banking dispute and a persoal injury dispute.

In each of these mediations the parties have agreed to Mediate prior
to a trial in Superior Courts.

Mediation offers an Alternative in Dispute Resolution.

Are you facing litigation?

Talk to your attorney about mediation.

Its confidential and it offers an alternative to expensive litigation.

Jim W Hildreth is a private mediator neutral serving the Bay Area, Central Valley & Mother Lode.

California Considers Foreclosure Mediation Program

Californians facing rising home loan payments or foreclosures could get some help from the state capital, where lawmakers are considering the creation of a mediation program similair to those adopted in more than a dozen other states. Nevada program is seeing success.

The program would allow borrowers at risk of loosing their homes to request a mediation process with the lender.

Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara is the author of the bill.

Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Servies echos the disconnect between the banks and homeowners.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mindfulness & Mediation

Mindfulness & Mediation
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services completed 1.5 hours of continued education on the topic of Mindfulness & Mediation. Being present in the mediation process.

The class was in Oakland, CA at the Alameda County Bar Association on 11-19-2009.

This topic will indeed make me a better mediator and with practice will improve all communications skills of active listening.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Foreclosure Home For Sale

Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services will partake in 3 hours of continuing education with the Alameda County Bar Association on Foreclosures, Loan Modifications and Bankruptcy.

Real Estate Mediation Services offers alternative dispute resolution in real estate disputes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

St. Landry Catholic Church

ST. LOUIS | The St. Louis Archdiocese has released financial figures showing it spent $352,000 last fiscal year on payments to victims of predator priests — and more than twice that amount on lawyers.

Numbers released by the archdiocese Friday show more was paid in legal fees than to victims for five of the past 10 fiscal years

November 16 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Appointment of Mediator

Jim W Hildreth Mediator was appointed to mediate a construction dispute in the Amador County Superior Court in Jackson CA.

The mediation will occur in early December 2009.

Both the Plaintiff and Defendant have agreed to Mediate their dispute, prior to a jury trial.

Best Time for Mediation?

Mediation is appropriate at any stage of conflict! It is never too late! Some parties use mediation proactively. For instance, if parties anticipate a problem arising in the near future, they may use mediation to facilitate a dialogue and agree ahead of time as to how that problem will be handled. Other parties insert mediation clauses into their agreement, providing for the mediation of future conflicts.

As an example all contracts with the California Association of Realtors, call out for Mediation in a Dispute.

Buyer- seller and landlord-tenant contracts.

Most often, parties contact a mediator when they recognize a conflict has arisen and is not going to go away.

Mediation often starts as a gateway from a law office.

There is very little to lose in doing so, and so much to gain.

Repeatedly, parties surprise one another and, even in the midst of litigation, engage in mediation to a successful agreement.

Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services, schedules Mediations 6 days per week and Saturday or eveing hours are designed for the convenience of the disputants.

Often partners or working couples find it difficult to take a half day off during the work week.

Mediation is appropriate and any time.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Outcome of a Mediation

Who determines the outcome of a Mediation? The parties determine their own solutions. The disputants are able to communicate directly with one another and to gain understandings.

The parties often no more about the dispute and are empowered to arrive at their own solutions.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Merced, CA Courthouse

Merced, CA
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
The real estate dispute involved water intrusion and mold between buyer and sellers of this Caifornia home. California (CAR) contracts call out for mediation in a dispute.

A written settlment occured in Mediation with Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services.

Dispute on the Beach

Originally uploaded by Dawn Endico
Conducting today a dispute over real estate between Buyers and Sellers. Mediation can work if the parties are willing to listen and compromise by mutual concessions. Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediation Services

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Originally uploaded by vh_
Real Estate Mediation Services

Resolve Your Dispute vs Litigation

Jim W Hildreth is an experienced California Mediator who's
specilaity is real estate disputes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuolumne County Courthouse

11/04/09 Sonora, CA As a Mediator, I often visit courthouses, today is my day to serve on Jury Duty. I consider it a honor. Jim W Hildreth

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Woodfall's Law of Landlord and Tenant"

The California tenant is served with a notice of eviction. Landlord and tenant agree to mediation, the dispute is resolved in medition, thus saving cost, time and expense in the legal system. The dispute was settled by Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services.