The three pamphlets in the boxes at the bottom of the screen are designed to enable local agencies to consider alternatives to litigation for resolving disputes among local public agencies.
The complex challenges faced daily by local officials can sometimes lead to disputes and disagreements among public officials about what course of action best serves the public’s interests. Sometimes, these disagreements lead to lawsuits, which can be expensive and divisive.
The California Bar has adopted guidelines to foster levels of civility and professionalism that exceed the minimum requirements for professional ethics. This includes a suggestion that attorneys discuss alternative dispute resolution with their clients.