Mediation

Mediation Basics: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1011.htm
Information on resolving small claims disputes outside of court, including how mediation works and where to find a mediator.

Center for Civic Mediation (Los Angeles): http://centerforcivicmediation.org/community-services/community-mediation-services/
Community mediation services offering voluntary, confidential mediation sessions in and around Los Angeles. Issues include landlord/tenant, consumer/merchant, family/divorce, small claims, employment, ownership and more.

LA County Department of Consumer Affairs Mediation Services: http://dca.lacounty.gov/tsMediation.html
Offering free mediations services to residents and businesses of Los Angeles County in the areas of landlords and tenants, businesses and customers, contractors and homeowners, and more.

Central District Mediation: http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/mediation-program
Mediation program of the US Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California. Offers services in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.

Collaborative Divorce: http://www.cpcal.org/Content.aspx?T=Home
A statewide organization of collaborative practice groups offering services in the areas of family law, employment law, probate law, malpractice and other civil law areas.