SAN FRANCISCO – SUPERIOR COURT LAUNCHES PILOT JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT PROGRAM TO SETTLE LARGER, HIGH-EXPOSURE CASES 3/27/17
The San Francisco Superior Court is offering litigants a new Judicial Settlement Conference (JSC) program aimed at cases with an estimated 20 or more trial days, Presiding Judge Teri L. Jackson announced today (March 27, 2017).
Presiding Judge Jackson has selected Judge Angela Bradstreet to work with the litigants to settle these cases, beginning next month. The program is designed to preserve judicial resources and reduce the trial calendar by resolving non-Asbestos cases two to three weeks before the trial date. Judge Jackson will select other Judges to participate in the JSC program as needed.
“In these times of scare resources, it is imperative for the Court to seek efficiencies and savings in every possible way,” Judge Jackson said. “This program gives litigants the opportunity to work with an experienced Judge who is able to synthesize the issues and position the case for settlement. It is a win-win for the Court and the parties.”
Judge Bradstreet said, “I have been fortunate to have successfully mediated many significant cases so I am excited to assist the litigants and our Court. This program is intended to complement the superb work of Commissioner Pro Tem Pang Ly who often works with the parties on the day of trial to settle their cases. The Court has a robust approach to settle cases with a variety of programs to conserve resources for the Court and the litigants.”
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