Donald E. Fischer, FiduciaryDonald E. Fischer

California Licensed Professional Fiduciary

MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 12101
Fresno, California 93776

www.FiduciaryFresno.com

(619) 663-9203


Education

  • 2015:   CSU, Fullerton – Conservator & Trustee Management
  • 2012:   Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA – MA, Mediation, Conflict Studies & Peacemaking
  • 2004:   Fresno Co. Farm Bureau FAACT Graduate
  • 2002:   Leadership Fresno Class XVIII – Graduate
  • 1977:   UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA – BA, Rhetoric

Certifications and License

  • 2016:   California Licensed Professional Fiduciary PF-913
  • 2016:   National Certified Guardian (NCG)
  • 2015:   Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Conservators, CSU, Fullerton
  • 2015:   Certified Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees, CSU, Fullerton
  • 2015:   Advanced Practitioner, Academy of Family Mediators of the Association for Conflict Resolution, AFM AP
  • 2014:   Fresno Pacific University Certificate in Mediation
  • 2003:   Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, Mediation Panel Training

Employment

  • 2016 – Aug 2017:   Central Valley Fiduciary Services – Licensed Professional Fiduciary
  • 2012 – June 2015:   -Fresno Pacific University – Director Mediation Services, CPACS Mediation Services Civil/Probate Division
  • 2007 – 2012:   Fresno Pacific University, Program Director, Lead Mediator CPACS Mediation Services  DRPA Court-Annexed ADR, Superior Court, County of Fresno
  • 2007 – 2009:   Superior Court, County of Fresno – Early Neutral Evaluation Implementation Coordinator
  • 2007:   Superior Court, Fresno County – Advanced Mediator Trainer
  • 2006 – Present:   Superior Court, Fresno County – Research Consultant
  • 2003 – 2007:   FPU Mediation Services – Mediation Case Manager / Superior Court, County of Fresno Mediator
  • 2003 – Present:   Donald Fischer Mediation Service – Mediator – Civil, Probate, Family, Community

Panel Membership

  • 2016 – Present:   Family Law Mediation Panel – CA Superior Court, County of Fresno
  • 2016 – Present:   Estate Planning Council – Fresno, California
  • 2016 – Present:   Mediation Panel – CA Superior Court, County of Kings
  • 2016 – Present:   CA Agricultural Mediation Program  USDA, CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture, Contract Services
  • 2014 – Present:   Workplace Conflict Management – Department of the Interior, Contract Services
  • 2007 – Present:   Attorney Fee Arbitration Panel – County Bar Association, Fresno, California

Acknowledgements

  • 2009 – 2015:   ADR Settlement Officer, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno

Experience

  • 2014 – Present:   Special Needs Trust – Trustee
  • 2012 – Present:   Probate Mediation – Mediator
  • 2006:   Fresno Co. Superior Court, ADR – Judge Mediation Training
  • 2005 – Present:   Fresno Co. Superior Court – Settlement Agent
  • 2005:   U.S. Equal Employ Op Com – Pro Bono Mediator
  • 2003 – Present:   Better Business Bureau, Fresno – Mediator
  • 2003 – Present:   Victim Offender Reconciliation – Volunteer Mediator
  • 2003 – Present:   Community Justice Conference – Volunteer Mediator
  • 1999 – 2006:   LACN Insurance Program – Trustee
  • 2003 – 12/2004:   Fresno Co. Superior Court – Intern Premarital Mediator – Family Court Services

Presentations

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

Continuing Education

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

More upon Request

Organizational Membership

  • Member of the Academy of Family Mediators (2014-Present)
  • Board Chairman, Castle Keep Elder Abuse Prevention Program (2011-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

Rate for Engagement

  • Fiduciary Services $150.00 per Hour
  • Elder Issue Family Conferencing = $200 per Hour, Day/Evening Appointment Flexibility
  • Audio-Visual Teleconferencing Available

California Licensed Professional Fiduciary