Archives for July 2012

Bankruptcy Bigwig (reprinted from The Listener-Spring 2010)

Mediation Attorney OaklandClaude Ames ’77 remembers the young woman distinctly; even though he spoke he spoke with her decades ago. She was a ward at the California Youth Authority who had filed multiple emergency grievances about her treatment, which necessitated alternative dispute resolution. Ames, newly hired by the American Arbitration Association, traveled to Camarillo to meet with her. “They brought her out of solitary confinement,” he recalls. “We sat in the rec room, and I brought her a soda.” Ames, inquired about her grievance. Her answer – “ I was lonely.” [Read more…]