November 2013 • Vol. 33 No. 11 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

November 19: Will California Arbitration Law Survive the U.S. Supreme Court?

Eighth Annual Weil Lecture will feature panelists Judge Daniel J. Buckley, Richard Chernick, Deborah Crandall Saxe, and moderator Rachel F. Moran. Register now.

The 8th Annual Robert I. Weil Lecture, “Will California Arbitration Law Survive the U.S. Supreme Court?” will focus on several recent arbitration cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and the implications for the practice of arbitration in California.

Some of these important cases involve issues of preemption of state laws or decisions. California arbitration jurisprudence, particularly in the area of consumer and employment arbitrations, is at variance with some of these U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and the California practitioner is uncertain to what extent these decisions will ultimately be deemed to be preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act, whether by the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, or the U.S. Supreme Court.

Together our speakers comprise the diverse perspectives of a judicial officer, a full-time neutral, and a seasoned litigator to address relevant cases and offer predictions about the future of arbitration law and practice in California both in the near term and beyond.

The November 19 program—presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Center for Civic Mediation—features Judge Daniel J. Buckley, supervising judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Civil Courts; Richard Chernick, vice president and managing director of JAMS Arbitration Practice; and Deborah Crandall Saxe, founder of Saxe Arbitration & Mediation Services; and will be moderated by Dean Rachel F. Moran, Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law.

Program information. The 6:30 p.m. presentation, which provides 1.5 hours of CLE credit, will be held on November 19, 2013, at the downtown offices of JAMS, 707 Wilshire Blvd., 46th Floor, 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.


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