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Judge Dover (ret) has completed over 250 mediations in the last several years. The vast majority of those cases involved complex Will and Trust or other familial disputes as well as difficult commercial and civil disputes. His very high success rate is predicated on both extensive training in mediating high conflict matters and personal qualities, including patience, sincerity, wit, wisdom and compassion.

ADR services include Mediation, Med/Arb, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Confidential Listener Services.

Special Training in mediation with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law, 2005; Appellate Mediation Training and Advanced Appellate Mediation Training in 2008, 2009 and 2011 respectively. Training with ADRNC in 2010 related to Family Disputes, and continuous reading of the literature related to building mediation skills all help Judge Dover to assist counsel in resolving the most difficult of disputes.

Judge Dover's judicial experience included sitting on the Civil and Probate calendar between 2004 and 2007, during which time he was very successful as a settlement conference judge. Other experience includes:

Judge of Nevada County Superior Court - 1987 to 2007.

Judge (ret) sitting by assignment from 2/19/07 to 12/31/07 in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Shasta and Plumas Counties.

Presiding Judge of the Appellate Dept of Nevada County Superior Court - 2005 to retirement in 2007

Member, by appointment of Chief Justice Ron George, to Judicial Council of California - 1996 - 1999

Member, Judicial Council Task Force on Judicial Ethics - 2005 to retirement in 2007

Member, by appointment of California Supreme Court, to Supreme Court Committee of Judicial Ethics - 1994 - 1995

Member, Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Interpreter Standards for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Member, Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Creating Testing Standards for Interpreters for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Member, California Judges Association Executive Board - 1993 - 1996

Vice president of California Judges Association - 1995 - 1996

Chair, California Judges Association Responding to Unwarranted Criticism Committee 2006; founder of above program and trainer of response teams 1993 to present

Instructor, New Judge Orientation thru Judicial Council’s Center for Judicial Education and Research - 2000 to 2007

Instructor, Qualifying Ethics Training for judges, 2006

Member, California State Bar since 1982

Law office of Albert P. Dover 1984-1987- criminal law specialist and assisted other attorneys with civil litigation

Assistant Public Defender of Nevada County -1982-1984

Law offices of Albert P. Dover, 1600 Arizona Bank Bldg., Tucson, AZ 1978-1981

Assistant Public Defender, Pima County Arizona, 1976 -1978

Associate attorney, Rabinovitz, Minker & Dix, pc, Tucson, AZ 1974- 1976

Member, State Bar of Arizona - 1974 - 2006

He is a member of Mediators Beyond Borders and the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California.

Other organizational memberships have included The Foundation of Equality and Employment of the Disabled (FREED); Nevada County Country Club, the Nevada County Beekeepers Club, Alta Sierra Country Club, Northern California Legal Access, and California Collaborative Justice Court Foundation.

Outside interests include travel, golf, fly fishing, studying American Sign Language and Spanish, as well as reading, jogging and Latin dance. Judge Dover has been married to Lynne J. Dover for over 30 years and has a stepson, Shane Johnson. He has lived in Nevada County since 1981.

Please direct any questions you may have or requests for additional information, including references, to any of the numbers listed below. Thank you for your consideration and attention to this resume.

Judge Al Dover ( retired )
Phone: 530 265 2235
Fax: 530 265 2237
Mailing address: 11142 Peaceful Valley Rd., Nevada City, Ca. 95959