November 7: Balancing Fairness and Finality in Arbitration—A State-Federal Contrast
U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence has similarly promoted enforceability and finality but seems less concerned with due process. Recent cases have opened a widening gap between the two lines of cases making preemption a recurring issue.
The 6th Annual Robert I. Weil Lecture, “Balancing Fairness and Finality in Arbitration: A State-Federal Contrast,” will feature a review of recent cases from both courts and the contrasting trends along with a discussion of recent developments, how arbitration is likely to evolve, and whether California jurisprudence will be able to protect due process rights of future participants.
The November 7 program—presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Center for Civic Mediation—will feature speakers Richard Chernick, vice president and managing director of JAMS' Arbitration Practice; Professor Christopher Drahozal of the University of Kansas School of Law, who is an internationally renowned scholar on the law and economics of dispute resolution, particularly arbitration; and moderator Rebecca Brown, Newton Professor of Constitutional Law at USC Gould School of Law.
Sponsors include The Rutter Group; ARC, Alternative Resolution Centers and Max Factor III; Richard Chernick and JAMS, the Resolution Experts; David and Annette Weil; Los Angeles Daily Journal; Hon. Jerry K. Fields (ret.); William B. Fitzgerald; Hon. Haley J. Fromholz (ret.); Alan Sieroty; and the California Judges Association. Additional sponsorships are available.
Program information. The event will be held on November 7, 2011, at the downtown offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 333 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles and will be preceded by a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds of the event will benefit Center for Civic Mediation community and youth peer mediation programs. For more information and reservations, contact Anita Almonte at (213) 896-6537 or register online.