Ms. Pierce is an experienced Trial Attorney, Mediator and Arbitrator. Ms. Pierce has completed
extensive mediation certification at both Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute and at the Mandell-Gisnet Center for Conflict Management at Monterey College of Law, where she also taught trial advocacy. She has mediated and arbitrated in excess of 200 cases, and conducts pro bono fee arbitrations for the Monterey County Bar Association. She has served on the Monterey Superior Court Task Force for Alternate Dispute Resolution since 2008, and has served as a judge pro tem for settlement conferences at Monterey County Superior Court. Ms. Pierce has been associated with Compassionate Care Alliance (founding member and legal counsel); the Breast Care Center of Community Hospital (Advisory Board); St. Mary’s By-The-Sea, Pacific Grove; “The Celtoid Kids” Celtic Music program; The Diocese of El Camino Real; and the Executive Committee of the Monterey County Bar Association. She also is a musician and promotes community engagement through music in various capacities, including serving as legal counsel to Orchestra In The Schools, Inc.
Mr. Daunt is an attorney-mediator whose practice focuses on resolving legal issues presented in real estate and small business contexts. Mr. Daunt has served as an ADRA-trained and certified commercial mediator since 1993. He has served as a ``Resolution Advocate`` for the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California’s Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program since 1994. He completed additional mediation training with the Conflict Resolution & Mediation Center of Monterey County in 1995 and has served as a volunteer mediator with that organization. He has served on the Mediator Panel of the Monterey County Superior Court’s Court-Directed Mediation Program since 2006. He has served on the California Association of Realtor’s Attorney Referral Panel since 2014. He has served on the Mediator Panel of the California Association of Realtor’s Mediation for the Consumer Program since 2014. He has practiced law on the Monterey Peninsula since 1984 and has been the principal of Strategic Loan Solutions, a short sale facilitation company, since 2007. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Monterey College of Law between 2006 and 2009. He is fluent in French and has a knowledge of Spanish and German.
Dr. Scott Dick is currently the Government Affairs Director for the Monterey County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR). Scott is a retired US Army officer who served 20 years in the military with active duty in the US Marines and US Army. He has lived and worked in Japan, Germany, Luxembourg, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Poland, the Czech Republic and Spain.
He has attended and graduated from both military and civilian schools including the Defense Language Institute, the Army’s Command and General Staff College, the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (BA - Psychology), Columbia University, NYC (MA – International Relations) and Brandman University, Irvine, CA (Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership). He is a trained and experienced mediator and currently mediates in Monterey Superior Court in the Unlawful Detainer and Small Claims divisions.
He is passionate about mediation, is active in the community, and teaches leadership and mediation for members of the California Association of REALTORS®. He resides in Carmel Valley, California.
Jed Peace Friedland is an attorney, certified mediator /family mediator, conflict coach, law school professor, conflict specialist, mentor and member of the Monterey County Superior Court panel of Court Directed Mediators. He is the Vice-Chair of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), and Chair of its Membership Enhancement Committee. Jed is the curriculum designer and instructor of the 32 hour Core Mediation Certification Training offered at Mandell-Gisnet Center, Monterey College of Law, and Kern County College of Law. He has also developed a wide variety of advanced mediation, facilitation, communication and leadership programs offered statewide through his firm Parallax. Jed has presented nationally on mediation related subjects and as a repeat guest on podcasts for the Society of Emotional Intelligence (SoEI), as a speaker/mediation modeler at the annual convention for the Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC), and on radio shows and at bar association and service organization events. He has authored articles on community mediation for ACResolution magazine and for JAMS. As a lawyer, Jed has litigated a wide variety of complex cases for 3 decades and has participated as an advocate in hundreds of evaluative mediations. As a mediator Jed has presided over 100+ mediations including divorce/property division, real estate/land use, trusts, intellectual property, personal injury, elder abuse, professional negligence, commercial/contractual rights, RV parks, faith communities, nuisance, animal welfare, school, workplace/employment and parent/teen. Jed has been active as a volunteer mediator/facilitator and mediation trainer at the Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County as well as the Mandell-Gisnet Center Neighbor Project. Jed currently acts “Of Counsel” for Fischer/Kerney LLP in construction defect litigation throughout Northern California. He is also very active as a musician, producer, technical advisor, personal manager and writer.
Lejla Bratovic is the Executive Director of the Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County, offering accessible mediation and training services throughout the county. At CRC, Lejla established a new partnership with the County’s Probation Department and the District Attorney’s Office, where they are co-designing a Neighborhood Courts Program, a community based alternative to the justice system. She is also a co-founder and President of Global Majority, an NGO dedicated to promotion of nonviolent conflict resolution through education, training, advocacy, and mediation. Through Global Majority, Lejla has initiated and executed programs locally and globally focusing on “Promoting Peace through Dialogue,” encouraging the use of interest-based negotiation as a preferred method for conflict resolution. Lejla was a recipient of the prestigious Weinstein International Mediation Fellowship, assisting in complex multiparty mediations at the JAMS San Francisco office, and participating in the “Making Peace Our Business” initiative, which was focused on mediating violent conflicts over natural resources. She was also an Ariane de Rothschild fellow on social entrepreneurship and cross-cultural dialogue at Cambridge, UK. She specializes in mediation and training and has consulted with various United Nations organizations and educational institutions. Although much of her work has been international, Lejla has a strong community focus. She spends much of her time working towards institutionalizing conflict resolution education in our public schools and volunteering at the peace focused youth camps.
Originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lejla Bratovic came to the United States as a refugee in 1993. She received a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and additional training in post-conflict reconstruction, DDR, humanitarian negotiations, and natural resource management. She is an advocate for peace, nonviolence and love.
Maija West is the owner of the Law Office of Maija West, and founder of Moxie Lab, a leadership company for emerging visionaries. She is also the founder of the Healing and Reconciliation Institute, a non-profit consulting firm. Professionally, she is dedicating to supporting businesses in building a forward-thinking strategy as part of their mission.
With over two decades of experience, the Law Office of Maija West provides legal and business consulting services, providing a wide range of options to her clients including business law, succession planning, mediation services and social enterprise. Her background as a civil litigator, land use consultant and community bank enterprise risk officer has provided her with a strong legal foundation as she assists her clients from the startup phase to succession and exit planning. Maija believes that helping create strong leaders is the path to growing conscious companies and her real passion comes from watching her clients grow as both innovators and leaders.
In 2012, Maija created Moxie Lab, offering leadership coaching, workshops and retreats to both emerging and established leaders. Her legal training and background allowed her to be highly effective as a leadership coach and facilitator, assisting clients in fulfilling their passions while guiding them towards attainable solutions.
In 2017, Maija co-founded the Healing and Reconciliation Institute (HRI). HRI provides consulting guidance to foundations, non-profits and community groups who are committed to a reconciliation framework for social change.
Maija has served on the boards of the Ventana Wildlife Society, the Wahine Project, and the Taos Community Foundation. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council for the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, as well as serving as a Board member of both the Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center.
Maija is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of New Mexico School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in California.
Maija lives in Carmel Valley, CA with her husband Cody and daughter Eva.