Laurel Kaufer, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Calabasas, California.

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Laurel Kaufer
Kaufer Mediation Services
22287 Mulholland Hwy. Suite 224
Calabasas, CA 91302

Tel: (818) 888-4840
Fax: (818) 348-5169
Email: laurel@kaufermediation.com
www.kaufermediation.com

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In fulltime mediation practice for more than 10 years, Laurel Kaufer is an established mediator and facilitator based in Calabasas. She is also an active Board Member in the Southern California Mediation Association.



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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
 
Mediation
Arbitration
Med-Arb
Early Neutral Evaluation
Facilitation
Mediation Training/CLE

Serving the following Counties:
Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Laurel Kaufer has experience in settling the following civil matters:
Appellate
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Automotive
Civil Rights
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Education
Family Businesses
Health Care
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Natural Disasters
Non-profit Organizations
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Police
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Title Disputes
Torts
Trusts / Estates
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

Laurel Kaufer has experience in settling the following family law matters:
Child Support
Children & School
Common Law/Cohabitation
Divorce (All Issues)
Marital Issues
Mental Health
Parent-Elder Support
Parent-Teen
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

My mediations are handled in a flexible format, using both the facilitative and evaluative mediation styles. In facilitation, I establish with the parties in group discussion and private caucus, the status of the case, goals of litigation, critical issues in dispute and how they prefer to conduct the discussions. In evaluation, I use private caucus to assist the parties in evaluating the possible results at trial, the costs of obtaining each result and the value of settlement. This includes discussion of factual issues, legal issues, jury composition, jury verdicts, expert witnesses and credibility. I meet with all parties to help them negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution to their case. I do not impose a decision on the parties, but rather assist the parties in exploring options for resolution, typically focusing on the parties' interests. Disputants retain total control of the outcome. A mediation can often be set quickly and be completed within a single day, making it considerably faster and more cost effective than traditional litigation. All mediations are conducted in accordance with the CDRC Standards of Practice for California Mediators.

Education:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA, B.A.1982
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, J.D., 1986
  • Dispute Resolution Services, Los Angeles, CA, Certificate in Mediation
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Malibu, CA, Advanced Mediation Skills
  • Santa Barbara Superior Court, Santa Barbara, CA, Certificate in Neutral Evaluation

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • State Bar of California - Chair, Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • ABA Section in Dispute Resolution
  • SCMA - Southern California Mediation Association
  • Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles


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