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LA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Services to Close

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services, the Los Angeles Superior Court’s department that helps resolve cases before going to court will be closed by June 8. According to Mary Hearn, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Superior Court is closing courtrooms in 10 community courthouses as one of several steps to save between $55 million and $85 million in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. This step will only add congestion to the already backed up court system, said Richard J. Burdge, president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. “ADR is a program that traditionally has relieved a lot of the...