To Caucus or not to Caucus – That is the Question (Advocate Article)

Published by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles


The author reviews a workshop led by Gary Friedman for the Mediation Panel of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Friedman’s presentation emphasized the benefits of working with the parties in joint session – without caucusing.

Gail Killefer
Gail Killefer is the ADR Program Director for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Before joining the Court in August 2010, she had a private law and mediation practice in San Francisco. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney in San Francisco from 1989 to 2001. Before 1989, she served as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Torts Branch, in Washington, D.C., and as a law clerk to the Honorable Barrington D. Parker. She received a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Vermont Law School.

Originally Published

September 1, 2013

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