The third week in March is traditionally recognized as Mediation Week. During this week, many California courts, local governments, community dispute resolution programs, and private mediation organizations hold events to inform the public about the availability and benefits of mediation programs and to acknowledge the mediators and others who make those programs successful.
The Judicial Council adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as "Mediation Week." The resolution signed by the Chief Justice and Administrative Director of the Courts recognizes the benefits and success of court mediation programs, commends the efforts of the individuals and organizations that make mediation and mediation programs available to the citizens of California, and encourages the courts to recognize those individuals and publicize their mediation programs during Mediation Week.
The Board of Governors of the State Bar of California also adopted a standing resolution recognizing the third week of March as Mediation Week.