March 19, 2012
San Francisco – JAMS, the largest private provider of ADR services worldwide, is proud to announce that Catherine A. Yanni Esq. has been elected president of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (ACAM).
Ms. Yanni joined JAMS in 1998 and has successfully mediated, arbitrated or acted as a special master/discovery referee in thousands of cases. She has consistently been recognized as a Top Neutral in California.
Founded in 2004, ACAM is an independent organization of experienced masters who serve in both federal and state courts. ACAM promotes the effectiveness of masters in helping courts, lawyers and parties obtain civil justice. Masters substantially reduce litigation expenses and assist jurists in fulfilling their obligations, saving judges and court personnel substantial time. ACAM’s mission is to provide judges, lawyers, parties and other masters with helpful information regarding the use of masters. Membership is open to any master, including non-lawyers, who has been appointed by a federal or state court judge.
In addition to Ms. Yanni, there are a number of JAMS panelists involved in ACAM, which includes:
- Hon. Read Ambler (Ret.)
- Viggo Boserup, Esq.
- Hon. Wayne D. Brazil (Ret.)
- Linda DeBene, Esq.
- Kenneth D. Gack, Esq.
- Hon. David A. Garcia (Ret.)
- Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.)
- Hon. David Warner Hagen (Ret.)
- Hon. Ann Kough (Ret.)
- Hon. James Larson (Ret.)
- Hon. John P. Leopold (Ret.)
- Hon. Richard A. Levie (Ret.), Immediate Past President
- Hon. V. Gene McDonald (Ret.)
- Hon. William F. McDonald (Ret.)
- Barbara A. Reeves Neal, Esq.
- Martin Quinn, Past President
- Peter H. Woodin, Esq.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 280 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267.
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