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Name: Jeffrey P. Blum
Address: 350 Cambridge Ave., Ste. 225
  Palo Alto, CA 94306

Telephone:(650) 322-2606Fax:(650) 289-9093  
      

Fees: $350 per hour   to   $400 per hour
Other Costs:  Mediation Services: $350 per hour; Legal Representation & Litigation Services: $400 per hour. Expenses related to the matter such as filing fees, long distance telephone charges, copying costs, facsimile transmission costs, costs of experts, etc.

BAR Number:0083301

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  

Mediation
Experience:


 
Over 30 years of experience as a family law attorney; extensive mediation during the past 20 years or more; private judging; serving as a Judge Pro Tem hearing family law cases in San Mateo County; serving as a facilitator on school site councils for several years; and serving as a Commissioner on the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission where I mediated disputes between the police and private citizens and was involved in organizing and conducting community forums on police/community issues such as racial profiling.
Mediation
Training:


 
3 day course taken 1998, numerous continuing education mediation classes taken prior to and since then, extensive reading on mediation techniques, attending facilitator retreats.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Estensive experience as attorney for a party arbitrating a dispute, served on family law arbitration panel of San Mateo County, private arbitrator for family law cases.
Other
Education:


 
Graduated from Rutgers University: BA in English; Golden Gate University: JD.
Mediation
Approach:


 
I am primarily facilitative in my approach. However when I observe that the parties are at an impasse that may endanger the entire process, I will offer suggestions. I am always sensitive to maintaining equity in the parties' bargaining positions.
Arbitration
Approach:


 
Issues should be briefed beforehand, brief opeining and closing statements are allowed, informal presentation of evidence is encouraged, timely dicisions are rendered.
Other
Information:


 
Instructor for Stanford Continuing Studies mediation courses; former clerk for Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court; author of various articles on the uses and benefits of mediation; co-chair and co-founder of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association Family Law Section; co-founder of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association Alternate Dispute Resolution Program.
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