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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.870. Permissible court actions on complaints

After an investigation has been conducted, the presiding judge or his or her designee may do one or more of the following:

(1)Direct that no action be taken on the complaint;

(2)Counsel, admonish, or reprimand the mediator;

(3)Impose additional training requirements as a condition of the mediator remaining on the court's panel or list;

(4)Suspend the mediator from the court's panel or list or otherwise temporarily prohibit the mediator from receiving future mediation referrals from the court; or

(5) Remove the mediator from the court's panel or list or otherwise prohibit the mediator from receiving future mediation referrals from the court.

Rule 3.870 adopted effective July 1, 2009, effective date extended to January 1, 2010.

Advisory Committee Comment

This rule does not abrogate or limit any existing legal right or duty of the court to take other actions, including interim suspension of a mediator pending final action by the court on a complaint.

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