Speaker: Judge Reiser
Topic: Szyller and Breslin: Solving the Non-Participant Dilemma
In intra-family trust and probate litigation matters, there are often beneficiaries who simply do not want to litigate against their siblings, parent or step-parent, or children. Cases are often directed to mediation, and the non-participants fail to appear. This is an area of the evolving case law in California, but it appears the mediating beneficiaries may now be free to discount or otherwise negotiate the claims or shares of those who fail to attend.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Hon. Glen M. Reiser (Ret.) has vast experience adjudicating and resolving thousands of complex commercial, real property/environmental, trust and family law disputes as a respected trial judge and litigator. Judge Reiser spent more than 20 years on the Ventura County Superior Court, serving as both supervising probate judge and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) judge for more than a decade. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he litigated hundreds of civil cases to successful conclusion in trial and appellate courts throughout California.
Judge Reiser regularly teaches California judges trust, probate, and conservatorships through the Judicial Council of California’s Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER).
Judge Reiser is known for using his thoroughness, intellect, attention to detail and breadth of knowledge to develop creative solutions to disputes of all types.