Snell & Wilmer Partner Mark Powell Appointed to Orange County Superior Court Probate Mediation Panel
By: Snell & Wilmer
The Orange County Superior Court Probate Mediation Panel is a collection of highly accomplished legal professionals to which the court refers mediation work. The rigorous selection process takes place over the course of several months and is led by the probate court judges and an independent selection committee. To be considered for selection applicants must be a member in good standing of the California Bar for a minimum of 10 years, have completed at least 30 hours of mediator training from a recognized provider, and have conducted at least eight mediations of two hours or more during the past three years. Additionally, applicants must maintain a mediation practice or place of business within Orange County and agree to serve as a mediator on a pro bono basis in at least one case per year if selected to the panel.
"I am honored to act as a leader in the Orange County mediation community," said Powell. "Along with the other panelists, I hope to continue serving the court as a go-to resource for mediation cases."
Powell is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He focuses his practice on three areas: estate and gift tax planning, with a strong emphasis on charitable planning and family philanthropy;
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