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Community Information Session and Free Mediation Services Through City Partnership with Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

October 19, 2020 11:52 AM

Community Information Session and Free Mediation Services Through City Partnership with Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm, the City of Santa Monica will collaborate with the Straus Institute at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law to host a community information session about using mediation to resolve rental disputes in connection with COVID-19. 

This event is open to residential and commercial landlords and tenants, as well as to all community members who wish to learn more about the mediation process.  Professor Stephanie Blondell will answer questions regarding pro bono, or free, mediation services for community members through the Straus Institute. 

DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

TIME: 12:00 PM PDT  //  ONLINE

RSVP REQUIRED: https://bit.ly/34XTzVF

This collaboration between the City of Santa Monica and the Straus Institute aims to equip landlords and tenants with an understanding of available alternative dispute resolution options, as they consider payment of deferred rent alongside city- and state-wide eviction moratorium orders in place through the end of the year. The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office and Economic Development Division are contributing to the collaboration with the Straus Institute.

To find out more about pro bono mediation services for rental negotiations, commercial landlords and tenants should complete a “request for mediation services” form available on the Straus Institute website or at https://law.pepperdine.edu/straus/beyondthedialogue/request-for-mediation.htm.

For more information on Santa Monica’s eviction moratorium, visit https://www.santamonica.gov/coronavirus-eviction-moratorium.

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