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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Sep. 30, 2020

Advantages of using a judge pro tem

Parties use a judge pro tem to ensure a decision maker is knowledgeable in the law applicable to the dispute as well as having time to manage the case in a cost-effective manner.

Time. There never is enough. In my days as a trial court judge, not finding enough time was a daily burden, a constant constraint on the process of deciding a challenging issue.

By returning to the private sector, I gained time that I never had as a jurist to consider the facts and law that impact the final decision. From my perspective that is a significant benefit parties secure when they take advantage of the unique law of California authorizing the appointment of a temporary j...

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