Monday, August 21, 2006

Would You Do Something Like This?

According to this article from The Recorder as reported on, the California Commission on Judicial Performance last week publicly admonished a Riverside County judge who delayed a murder trial verdict so he could attend a baseball game.

Remember, Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Rule 10.430 Scheduling Mediation provides:

A mediator shall schedule a mediation in a manner that provides adequate time for the parties to fully exercise their right of self-determination. A mediator shall perform mediation services in a timely fashion, avoiding delays whenever possible.

So, as a mediator would you do something like the Riverside County judge did? Naahhhh!

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