Curriculum Vitae

Donald E. Fischer

Conflict Specialist ~ Mediator 2000 Fresno Street, First FloorFresno, California 93721


2015CSU, FullertonConservator & Trustee Management
2012Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CAMA, Mediation, Conflict Studies & Peacemaking
2004Fresno Co. Farm Bureau FAACTGraduate
2002Leadership Fresno Class XVIIIGraduate
1977UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CABA, Rhetoric

Certifications and License

2016California Licensed Professional Fiduciary
2016National Certified Guardian (NCG)
2015Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Conservators, CSU, Fullerton
2015Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees, CSU, Fullerton
2015Advanced Practitioner, Academy of Family Mediators, AFM AP
2014Fresno Pacific University Certificate in Mediation
2003Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, Mediation Panel Training


ContinuingDonald E. Fischer, MediatorMediator
Sept 2017Donald E. Fischer, PF-913CA Licensed Professional Fiduciary
2016 –2017Central Valley Fiduciary ServicesLicensed Professional Fiduciary
2016 — OngoingDonald Fischer, FiduciaryCA Licensed Professional Fiduciary PF-913
2012 – June 2015Fresno Pacific University
CPACS Mediation Services
Director Mediation Services
Civil/Probate Division
2007 – 2012Fresno Pacific University
Mediation Services
Program Director, CPACS Lead Mediator
DRPASuperior CourtAnnexed,Fresno County
2007 – 2009Superior Court, County of FresnoEarly NeutralEvaluation
2007Superior Court, Fresno CountyAdvanced Mediator Trainer
2006 — 2014Superior Court, Fresno CountyResearch Consultant
2003 – 2007FPU Mediation ServicesMediation Case Manager / Mediator
Superior Court, FresnoCounty
2003 – OngoingDonald Fischer Mediation ServicesMediator – Civil, Probate, Family, Community

Panel Membership

2016 – PresentFamily Law Mediation PanelCA Superior Court, County of Fresno
2016 – PresentEstate Planning CouncilFresno, California
2016 – PresentMediation PanelCA Superior Court, County of Kings
2016 – PresentCA Agricultural Mediation ProgramUSDA, CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture
Contract Services
2014 – PresentWorkplace Conflict ManagementDepartment of the Interior
Contract Services
2007 – PresentAttorney Fee Arbitration PanelCounty Bar Association, Fresno, California
2003 – PresentFresno Co. Superior CourtADR Mediation Panel


2009 – 2015ADR Settlement OfficerSuperior Court of California, County of Fresno


2014 – PresentSpecial Needs TrustTrustee
2012 – PresentProbate MediationMediator
2006Fresno Co. Superior Court, ADRJudge Mediation Training
2005 – PresentFresno Co. Superior CourtSettlement Agent
2005U.S. Equal Employ Op ComPro Bono Mediator
2003 – 2005Better Business Bureau, FresnoMediator
2003 – PresentVictim Offender ReconciliationVolunteer Mediator
2003 – PresentCommunity Justice ConferenceVolunteer Mediator
1999 – 2006LACN Insurance ProgramTrustee
2003 – 2004Fresno Co. Superior CourtIntern Premarital MediatorFamily Court Services


March 2015 “The Use of Mediation and Restorative Justice in Elder Abuse Issues” — Elder Abuse Services, Inc. (EASI) Intern Certification, CFSU Campus
October 2014“Conflict Resolution for Families Addressing Elder Issues before Abuse Occurs” — Fresno-Madera Agency on Aging
September 2014“Eclectic Family Law Mediation Concept” — Fresno County Bar Association, Family Law Section
April 2014“How to Create a Successful Court-Connected Probate Mediation Program” — ACR Elder Section, Webinar, Adobe Connect
March 2014“Restorative Justice Approach to Court-Connected Conflicts” — Fresno City Summit, Community Transformation Program
March 2014“Making a Living in Conflict Resolution Focus on Arbitration”
February 2014Elder Issue Mediation and Confidentiality, Victim Services Certificate Program, Department of Criminology, California State University, Fresno
March 2013When is Elder Issue Mediation Appropriate, Elder Abuse Services, Inc. Annual Retreat, Fresno, CA
September 2012Attitude is Everything: Creating a Positive Attitude, Claremont EAP
June 2012Eldercare Stress: A Family Balancing Act, Mediation for Families Caring for an Aging Loved One, ACR International, Elder Section
March 2012Elder Conferencing and Mediation, Preventing Elder Abuse, Clovis Adult School, Clovis, CA
October 2010Elder Care Mediation in Community Programs, CDRC Annual ADR Policy Conference, Loyola Law School
April 2010Elder Care and Families in Conflict, Retired Communication Workers of America
March 2010Mediating Elder Conflict Issues, Association for Conflict Resolution/ CCC Annual Conference
March 2009Conflict Resolution in the Workplace: An Overview, Claremont EAP
2008-2009Early Neutral Evaluation, The Fresno Superior Court Process, Presented to multiple firms with twenty or more attorneys
August 2008Dealing with Conflict Alzheimer’s Creates in Families, Somerford Place, Fresno
March 2008Evaluator Training, ENE Implementation, Fresno Superior Court
April 2008Community Roundtable for Fresno County Service Providers
March 2007ACR/CCC Annual Conference “Court Connected Mediation: “Bringing Litigants to the Table”
November 2006Fresno Superior Court Judges “Facilitative Mediation”
November 2005Fresno Superior Court Family Law Section
October 2005Central California Trial Lawyers Association
June 2005Victim Offender Reconciliation Training Program

Continuing Education

April 2016The Ripple Effects of Partner Violence, Fresno Superior Court/ACRCCC
May 2015Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees, CSU, Fullerton
2015 – 2012Fresno County Bar, Estate and Trust Section, CLE
2015Project First Step, CCLS
2015 – 2009Fresno County Bar, Family Law Section, CLE
2014 – 2000State Bar of California Annual Meetings, CLE
2013Domestic Violence in Conflict Resolution
October 2010UC Berkeley The Mindful Lawyer Practices & Prospects Conference
October 2010California Dispute Resolution Council ADR Policy Conference
August 2010ACR/CCC Conflict Coaching
July 2010Fresno Pacific University Basic Institute Training, Conflict Resolution
April 2010California AOC/JC Conference on Self-Represented Litigants
April 2010ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference
March 2010Association for Conflict Resolution/CCC Annual Conference

More upon Request

Organizational Memberships

Member of the Academy of Family Mediators (2014-Present)

Board Booster, Association for Conflict Resolution, Central California

Association for Conflict Resolution, Elder Section Program Committee

Board Member, California Dispute Resolution Council (2010-2013)

Co-Chair, State Bar of CA Litigation Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2012-13)

County of Fresno, Superior Court ADR Oversight Committee (associate)

President Association for Conflict Resolution, Central California Chapter (2007-08)

Member Association for Conflict Resolution, International

Lumber Association of California, Nevada and Hawaii (Director & Trustee 14 years)

Rotary International (23 years, Club President, Regional Representative, District Nominating Committee, International Youth Exchange Admin)

Fresno County Board of Supervisors, Tourism Committee

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