When you work with us, you'll gain not only a world-class team but also a wealth of industry experience. Read about some of our significant cases below.
With LA Hughes & Associates assisting in the capacity of neutral representative during mediation, female government employee diagnosed with breast cancer offered back pay and new, equal classification in a different department and location after being fired for poor performance while undergoing treatment (Feb. 2010)
As a result of H&A Associate's facilitating communications, female client without anyone to care for her special needs pre-school aged child ordered to report for jail time was granted a new hearing (under threat of imposing the full weight of the law's penalties in order to discourage the action). The result: Jail time was rescinded in favor of community service hours, and over $1,000 in court fines and administrative fees were reversed after talks with two judges and a public defender. This is an unusual case where a mediator's intervention was was permitted by the hearing officer.
Client had 'forgotten' to appear for a traffic hearing while pregnant with the genetically impaired child more than three years prior. When she went to court to pay fees to restore the license that had been suspended for the failure to appear, she was told to sign documents consenting to a voluntary jail stint along with the fines. Prop bono, H&A principle mediator LA Hughes appeared with client for two days in the Antelope Valley courthouse. (May 2010)
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