The Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management partners with the Monterey County Superior Courthouse for the Friday Small Claims court calendar, staffing mediator volunteers that are overseen by licensed attorney volunteers. We offer mediation services as well as a dispute resolution process in which an impartial third party – the mediator – facilitates negotiations among the litigants to help them reach a mutually acceptable settlement. The mediator does not make decisions about the outcome. The litigants themselves work towards a solution with which they are comfortable. Litigants who arrive at court for their trial have the opportunity to work out an agreement amongst themselves with the help of mediators. If an agreement is not reached, litigants have their trial as scheduled. Additionally, prior to reaching the courts, we are available to assist with mediation services at our location at the Community Justice Center in Seaside, CA

Contact us at (831) 582-5234 or email