After a thorough three-tiered recruitment process that included public input, Erin Lee Truman was selected to fill the hearing master post for the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program. Hearing Master Truman has been practicing law in Las Vegas since 1992. She most recently worked with the law firm of Hutchison & Steffen as head of the firm’s ADR department, acting as both a mediator and arbitrator, and with the firm’s insurance defense litigation team. She also served as a court-appointed arbitrator and short trial judge pro tempore in the Eighth Judicial District Court.
Ms. Truman also served as a privately retained mediator and arbitrator with Bongiovi Dispute Resolution, and assisted in resolving numerous litigated cases and pre-litigation disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She served as Lead Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. During her 14 year tenure with the company, she managed the employees in the Allstate and Encompass Insurance staff counsel litigation office in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The Alternative Dispute Resolution has proven to be a valuable program saving time and money by keeping cases moving efficiently through our court,” said Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez. “Hearing Master Truman brings a wealth of experience that is well-suited to meet the growing significance of the court’s ADR program.”
Ms. Truman’s legal education began at J. Reuben Clark Law School- Brigham, where she received a Juris Doctor degree in 1991. Prior to law school, she attended Brigham Young University as a Trustee Scholar and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a minor in Business Management, from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management in 1988. She also attended the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at William S. Boyd School of Lawfor their Mediation Intersession Course.
“I am honored to be selected as Hearing Master for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. I have a strong belief in the importance of ADR, to benefit litigants,reduce costs of litigation, relieve burdened dockets and conserve judicial resources,” said Hearing Master Truman.
Alternative Dispute Resolution is a program intended to settle legal cases. ADR typically involves neutral mediation, negotiation and/or arbitration.
The ADR program is a great example of how the Eighth Judicial District Court is using alternative, efficient methods to ensure justice. District Court continuously works to develop innovative ideas, improve efficiencies, address issues and improve access to justice.
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