April 20, 2018 marked the sixth annual Peter H. Johnstone Settlement Day. Named in honor of a deceased family law attorney who helped organize this event, this free mediation program matches family court cases with volunteer attorneys to settle a high number of cases in one day. In the months leading up to the event, judges and court staff work to identify and assign cases to this event. Cases qualify for this mediation day if neither party has an attorney but seem willing to mediate. Cases range from divorce without children, to divorce with children, to parentage, to post-divorce disputes.