Welcome to the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Formed in 2011, CADN is the California Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the foremost professional association for experienced mediators and arbitrators practicing in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution. All California Academy members are distinguished by their commitment to excellence in the field of dispute resolution, and are among the most in-demand ADR practitioners in the state.
Membership is by invitation only - based on peer nominations and due diligence research with local litigators, under the guidance of our state committee. Once identified, nominees are thoroughly vetted to ensure they meet practice requirements.
Our website allows legal staff to expedite the scheduling of appointments - most Academy members post their Available Dates Calendars online, allowing more than 8000 law firms to expedite scheduling of over 100,000 cases, each year.
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The California Academy is pleased to recognize 85 members, including the following...