FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michael T. Elliott
Los Angeles County Bar Association
LACBA Announces New Executive Director of
Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. (DRS)
Los Angeles, November 30, 2004: The Los Angeles County Bar Association announced the selection of Tobi Inlender as the new Executive Director of Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. (DRS).
Ms. Inlender has been a leader in managing organizations throughout her career in nonprofits, the community and academia. At UCLA she served as assistant vice chancellor for external affairs and as executive director of The UCLA Foundation, steward of philanthropic funds committed to the university. Ms. Inlender also served as executive director of the Los Angeles Hillel Council where she guided a multi-faceted organization serving thousands of college students on campuses throughout southern California. She spent seventeen years working with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in community relations and urban affairs, planning and allocations, and development, as well as directing one of its regional offices.
Ms. Inlender holds a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and a M.A. from Hebrew Union College inLos Angeles. She is a past president of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California and member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tobi to lead DRS.” said Gerald F. Phillips, President of Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. “Her experience in the community, nonprofit and academic worlds will serve DRS well as we seek to extend alternative dispute and conflict resolution services and programs, particularly to help school-age youth, their families, and people in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County solve problems in peaceful ways.”
DRS a non-profit organization provides convenient low cost ADR services throughout Los Angeles County through its many training programs, its Community Services, School and Youth Services and its Attorney Client Services programs. The School and Youth Services program has proven to reduce violence in schools, and foster safe positive campus and learning environments.
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) is the largest local voluntary bar association in the nation with a membership of more than 30,000 members. The County Bar is extensively engaged in advancing the administration of justice and meeting the professional needs of the legal community. For more information on LACBA, visit www.lacba.org.
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