Jim Hildreth

Jim Hildreth
Jim W Hildreth is a California mediator who mediates in the courts and in the private sector. He is based in Oakland & Sonora, CA.

New California Update Law Disclosures on Death

Keeping you informedDisclosures Death of Occupant Rule Clarified Effective 9/25/16 The existing law concerning disclosure of death of an occupant is clarified to say that the death of an occupant, or the manner of death, occurring more than three years prior to an...

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Legal Education California

January 09 2017As a California Real Estate Broker, a Mediator with the California Association of Realtors, itis important to complete continuing education as to the profession.This week the California Association of Realtors are offering  Legal Developments in...

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Personal Assistants Google Home & Amazon Alexa

Personal Assistants are exploding in demand and is becoming more main stream as to our demand, for instant information in our households.Weather, music, shopping list, banking, ordering pizza.How about your latest stats on your daily steps on Fitbit.Amazon Echo is...

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Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures California

January 4 2017Northern California is seeing some relief from the California Drought with a weather pattern of steady rains.A new California law is enclosed for those who own Real Estate.Dec. 8, 2016 (revised)Legal Article: California  law requires property owners...

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California Smoke Alarm Reminder

Smoke Alarm Reminder for California LandlordsBeginning January 1, 2016Landlord shall install additional smoke alarms as needed, to insure that the smoke alarms are incompliance with current building  standards1) each bedrooms2) centrally located outside each...

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Patience in Mediation

In a 3.5 hour mediation the plaintiff reflected anger, however restraint. The defendantangry and defiant and possibly in denial.Each had strong positions in a Landlord Tenant Dispute.The plaintiff desired resolution, the defendant raged.The mediator after 3.5 hours...

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Small Claims Court California

Having a dispute? One can file a claim up to $10,000 in California Superior Courts.Types of Disputes Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, vendor- vendee, money owedOne can visit the local court and often under forms file a simple application for your dispute.Need assistance...

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Always Do Your Best

As one of the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, "Always Do Your Best", I reflect over the past 8 years in my goals to entering the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR  or #Mediation.My first class at UC Berkeley,  was filled with a room of adult...

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California Landlord Tenant Dispute

As a mediator I was assigned a mediation between Landlord and Tenant, over a dispute involving the security deposit.  The landlord had taken a larger amount of the security deposit and the case ended up in court.Legal disputes between landlords and tenants have...

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