Arbitrations can be conducted pursuant to a statutory mandate in accordance with the Labor or Civil codes, or by agreement of the parties. Arbitrations are conducted in the same manner and format as trials and include the taking into submission of evidence, including exhibits and of oral testimony of witnesses, including experts, if desired. Evidentiary rulings will be made and, in the case of civil litigation, motions in limine will be ruled upon prior to the proceeding. A final ruling, written decision or judgment will be entered.
Mediation is a process in which the parties participate voluntarily. The mediator is selected by mutual agreement of the parties. Any issue may be presented to the mediator for resolution. In regards to civil litigation, mediations can be scheduled for either 1/2 or full day time periods. Mediations can be binding or non-binding depending upon the desire and agreement of the parties.
Mark L. Kahn
Mark L. Kahn handles arbitration and mediation services. Mr. Kahn is a Retired Workers’ Compensation Judge, Presiding Judge, Associate Chief Judge and Chief Judge of the Division of Workers’ Compensation of the State of California with 35 years of experience in worker’s compensation law. He is a teacher and lecturer on workers’ compensation law, and has been involved in educational events for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar, the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, the California Defense Attorneys’ Association and many other educational groups and associations within the workers’ compensation community.