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An Insider's View: Navigating Arbitration...

An Insider’s View: Navigating Arbitration and Common Appellate Pitfalls in Employment Cases.  Our panels will include judges and arbitrators who will provide an insider’s view to navigating employment arbitrations and will provide valuable insight on common appellate pitfalls to avoid in employment cases.

Please join us for An Insider’s View: Navigating Arbitration and Common Appellate Pitfalls in Employment Cases. The first panel, which includes both plaintiff and defense practitioners, as well as two retired judges who serve as arbitrators, will take an in-depth look at arbitration, including such issues as drafting arbitration agreements, new Labor Code section regarding contracts with arbitration forum selection; Armendariz factors; class action waiver; procedural concerns, including under-utilized rules or procedures;  picking an arbitrator; arbitrability issues (who decides what?); arbitration discovery rules vs. the CCP;  cost-benefit analysis of dispositive motions; motions to compel; and post-arbitration appellate issues.

The second panel will focus on appellate pitfalls to avoid during litigation, as presented by an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal and a seasoned appellate practitioner.


Panel 1 – Insiders’ View to Arbitration
Deborah Birndorf Zeiler, Birndorf Law Offices, A PC
George S. Azadian, Azadian Law Group

Carmen Cole, Polsinelli LLP
Hon. Margaret A. Nagle (Ret.), JAMS
Hon. Enrique Romero (Ret.), ADR Services, Inc.

Panel 2 – Appellate Pitfalls

Michelle Iarusso, Iarusso & Dagher
Associate Justice Laurence D. Rubin, Division 8, Second District Court of Appeal
Kent L. Richland, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, LLP

Written course materials will be distributed via e-mail prior to the program. Please make sure we have your correct e-mail address at the time of registration.

UCLA School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Drive East,
1242 Law Building
Los Angeles, California 90095

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Breakfast will be provided.

Parking: $12.00 flat fee.  You may park in lots 2 & 3.  Additional metered parking available on surrounding streets.

3 hrs. CLE Credit


CLE+ with Meal


Labor & Employment Section Members


LACBA Members


All Others


Law Students


Government Attorney





6/10/2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
UCLA School of Law 385 Charles E Young Dr E 1242 Law Building Los Angeles, CA 90095
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