Department of Justice Seal


THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1998 (202) 616-2777

TDD (202) 514-1888



Reno to Visit Los Angeles, San Diego

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To celebrate Law Day, Attorney General Janet Reno and Associate Attorney General Ray Fisher will travel to California Friday to urge lawyers to make greater use of appropriate dispute resolution as a way to settle disputes. Law Day, which occurs every May 1, is a time to commemorate the value of the law and the freedoms that flow from it.

Recognizing that the federal courts are saddled with hundreds of thousands of cases, Reno will highlight the benefits of mediation and arbitration over costly, time consuming litigation. She will also emphasize that dispute resolution can be used in our classrooms and communities as well.

Reno will conduct a roundtable discussion with children who have experienced a mediation program at a county courthouse in Monterey Park, deliver a luncheon address on the role of lawyers as peacemakers and problemsolvers in Los Angeles, and give remarks and participate in discussion at California Western School of Law in San Diego.

Los Angeles County Juvenile Dependency Court

TIME: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

DATE: Friday, May 1, 1998

SITE: L.A. County Juvenile Dependency Court

1st floor

201 Centre Plaza Drive

Monterey Park, California

* The Attorney General and the Associate Attorney General will participate in a roundtable discussion with two teenagers, who will discuss their experiences in the "Children's Courthouse." This will be pool coverage only. CONTACT: Thomas Mrozek (213) 894-6947

Los Angeles County Bar Association Luncheon

TIME: 12:00 PM

DATE: Friday, May 1, 1998

SITE: Hotel Inter-Continental

251 S. Olive Street

Los Angeles, California

* The Attorney General and the Associate Attorney General will be the featured speakers at a luncheon sponsored by the Los Angeles Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Reno will deliver a speech entitled, "ADR and the Role of Lawyers as Peacemakers and Problem Solvers." CONTACT: David Fong (213) 896-6450.

California Western School of Law's McGill Center for Creative Problem Solving

TIME: 4:30 PM

DATE: Friday, May 1, 1998

SITE: California Western School of Law

350 Cedar Street

San Diego, California

* The Attorney General will make remarks and lead a roundtable discussion on creative problem solving at the McGill Center. The Center trains its students to seek innovative solutions when they graduate and are working to serve both their clients and the broader community. U.S. Attorney Alan Bersin will also be in attendance. CONTACT: Katherine Curridan (619) 525-7645.

# # #