Procedures for Reserving Courthouse Facilities for Mediations

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Use of Courthouse Facilities for Mediation

Members of the Court Mediation Panel may reserve court facilities for mediations conducted pursuant to their service as members of the Mediation Panel. Court facilities may not be used for private mediations.

The following individuals are available to assist with room reservations for mediations to be held at divisional courthouses:

  • Los Angeles (First Street) – Monica Boone by email only: Monica_Boone@cacd.uscourts.gov
  • Santa Ana – Melissa Alcaide – (714) 558-7321
  • Riverside – Dominic Estrada – (951) 328-4475

FOR LOS ANGELES (First Street Courthouse) ONLY: Due to the heavy use of facilities at the Los Angeles location, please observe the following procedures:

  • When you arrive at the courthouse, please check-in with Monica Boone in the ADR Suite (Room 4159) on the 4th Floor of the courthouse. Advise counsel that both they and their client(s) should wait outside Room 4159 until you usher them into the ADR Suite. If Monica is not available, contact Gail Killefer at (213) 894-2993.
  • Please request conference room reservations as far in advance as possible -- by email only to Monica_Boone@cacd.uscourts.gov. Include “ROOM RESERVATION” in the subject line of your email. Be sure that Monica confirms your reservation by reply email.
  • Please be aware that the number of rooms you reserve will be the number of rooms available to you on the day of the mediation. Do not assume that any unoccupied rooms are available for your use.
  • Occasionally, room locations will be changed. Monica will notify you of the new location when you check in.
  • Should your mediation cancel, advise Monica as soon as possible so that the rooms may be offered to other mediators.

Thank you for your cooperation.