Ethical Issues in Mediation

When: Tuesday June 25th, 2024, at 12:00 PM

Where: College of Law – Santa Barbara Campus 20 E. Victoria Street

MCLE: 1.0 Hour General with 1.0 Hour Ethics

Moderator: John Derrick

A panel of mediators will review a series of hypos bringing up tricky ethical issues that can arise in mediations — ones that can confront both mediators and litigators. Audience members will be encouraged to join in the discussion, bringing their own perspectives and experiences.

Whether you are a litigator or a mediator, or whether you do both, you won’t want to miss this stimulating and — hopefully — enlightening event!

Plus, we encourage people to raise their own ethical hypos. You can either bring one up during the session or — better still — email it in advance to


Judge Frank Ochoa (Ret.): Judge Ochoa served on the bench for over 32 years. During that time, he designed and implemented the Santa Barbara Superior Court’s ADR programs, and twice served as the court’s Presiding Judge. Today, Judge Ochoa is a sought-after mediator and arbitrator.

Lol Sorensen: Lol Sorensen is a skilled mediator and arbitrator experienced in resolving complex and emotionally charged disputes. He brings to this field a rare combination of skills having previously been both an accomplished litigator and a social worker.

Cost: $20 (Lunch not provided but feel free to bring your own!)

Registration: Please contact Marietta Jablonka at or (805) 569-5511.