Professor Mary B. Culbert is the Director of The Center For Conflict Resolution, where she previously served as a Senior Mediator supervising students. She is a bilingual certified mediator and a 1984 graduate of Loyola Law School. In 1993, Ms. Culbert began serving as a community and court mediator and received the “Rookie of the Year Award” from the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Services. She returned to Loyola in 1994 as an adjunct professor of law and founding director of the Disability Mediation Center of the Western Law Center for Disability Rights (currently the Disability Rights Legal Center). After practicing law for several years, Ms. Culbert became a bilingual certified mediator and has mediated extensively since 1992 in numerous community, government agency and court programs. She served as a resource to local, state and federal agencies regarding the design and implementation of mediation programs. She sat on the California State Bar ADR Committee and chaired its Ethics Subcommittee since its inception in 1997 until September 2001, and still sits as an advisor to that Committee today. Ms. Culbert has served on numerous boards, committees and mediation panels over the past 15 years. She has trained and lectured extensively on mediation skills, advanced mediation techniques, disability mediation and legal issues in mediation. She recently served an appointment to the Judicial Council, Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee, ADR Subcommittee Working Group on Uniform Procedures for Addressing Complaints about Court-Program Mediators. She was recognized in the "TOP NEUTRALS" Supplement to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals and to the Sacramento Recorder, in the section on "Community Mediators: taking it to the streets" in 2007. In 2009, she received the Ester Soriano Peacemaker of the Year Award from Los Angeles County DRPA Program Community Mediators, and in 2010, the Ester Soriano Award for Excellence in Community Mediation from the California Dispute Resolution Council. Click here to view Mary B. Culbert's Faculty Page
Sara Campos is the Associate Director of The Center For Conflict Resolution, a certified bilingual mediator, an adjunct professor of law and a full-time staff member. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Originally trained at The Center as a law student mediator, The Center recruited her to become part of the regular staff. Since that time she has become the associate director, supervising staff, students, providing community outreach, support and training. Ms. Campos, along with another colleague, received the 2005 Case of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She participates on numerous mediation panels including The Los Angeles Superior Court Panel, The Second Appellate District Court Panel, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). In addition to her mediating and mentoring, she also teaches Mediation Advocacy and runs the Mediation Advocacy Team at Loyola Law School each year. The Mediation Advocacy Team competes in the “Representing a Client in a Mediation Competition,” sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA.
Mary J. Britt is the Assistant Director of Operations/Mediator at The Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. As a law student, she received mediation training that satisfies the DRPA requirements and worked at The Center as a student extern. At graduation, she received the Dean's Service Award for her work at The Center. Since 2007 she has been a full-time staff member at The Center, providing mediation and conciliation services to the Los Angeles community, supervising and mentoring law students and providing community outreach services. She is an attorney.
Claudia A. Natera is a Conflict Resolution Associate/Mediator at The Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution. She received her bachelor's degree with a major in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. Ms. Natera started as a clinic extern and held the Pearl Castro Mendez Position and The Center that serves the monolingual Hispanic community through the process of mediation/conciliation. As a student at Loyola Law School she was a senior production editor for Loyola Law School's International & Comparative Law Review and she organized Loyola Law School's Catholic Law Student's Free Legal Clinics at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood. Ms. Natera was a law clerk in a small immigration firm and was a judicial extern to the Honorable Kent M. Kellegrew and the Honorable Thomas J. Hutchinson of the Ventura County Superior Court. She is bilingual in Spanish.
Alexandra A. Pogonat is the Intake Coordinator and a Senior Conflict Resolution Associate at The Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. As a law student, she received mediation training that satisfies the DRPA requirements. Prior to working at The Center she practiced immigration law for over three years. She is an attorney and fluent in Romanian and Spanish.
Matias Alcaraz, Jr. is a Senior Conflict Resolution Associate/Mediator at The Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. As a law student, he received mediation training that satisfies the DRPA requirements. At first, he worked at The Center as a student extern, then as a contract conflict resolution associate. He is bilingual (Spanish), and an attorney.
Victor Pham is a Senior Conflict Resolution Associate/Mediator at The Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law. As a practicing attorney, he received mediation training that satisfies the DRPA requirements. In recognition for his mediation contributions to the Orange County Superior Courts, Victor was awarded with the “DRPA Sherpa” Award in 2011 by Orange County’s Dispute Resolution Committee. In addition, he serves on the California State Bar Family Law Section Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Prior to working at The Center he was a tax consultant for a multinational consulting firm. He is an attorney.
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