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Webinar: Recent California and Federal Law on Non-Signatories in Arbitration

June 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Special low price! 1 Hour MCLE

Arbitrators are often required to rule on whether a party who is a non-signatory to a contractual arbitration provision can be compelled to arbitrate or can compel a party who is a signatory to arbitrate. This area can be tricky for arbitrators and can even lead to vacatur of awards if arbitrators exceed their powers by exerting jurisdiction over non-signatories. The webinar will discuss recent federal and CA cases and point out where arbitrators need to be wary.

Robert S. Amador is an arbitrator and mediator in Los Angeles. He is a member of CLA ADR Subcommittee and is an arbitrator and mediator on the AAA, AHLA and ARC national panels. He is also a mediator on the volunteer panel for the U.S. District Court, Central District of CA.

Hon. Jackson Lucky (Ret.) joined JAMS in 2021 following 13 years as a judge with the Riverside County Superior Court. During that time, he presided over thousands of family law and unlimited civil cases. He served as the supervising judge of the family law division for four years, where he developed multiple alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs, one of which settled 90% of its cases year after year. In his civil assignment, he was a member of the court’s ADR Committee, where he helped develop and participated in multiple settlement programs. He also settled hundreds of family and civil cases.

Judge Lucky is a passionate technologist who has built and programmed computers for decades. His contributions to the computer programming website Stack Overflow put him in the top 11% of over 14 million worldwide users in 2021. Judge Lucky has been an instructor for multiple organizations on virtual ADR. He is sought after to teach lawyers and judges throughout the state of California due to his ability to explain complex legal and technical topics in plain language.

Judge Lucky has been recognized by numerous bar associations for his distinguished service and leadership as a jurist. He was bestowed the Outstanding Jurist Award by the Leo. A. Deegan Inn of Court, named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Riverside County Barristers and jointly awarded the Family Law Legacy Award by the Riverside and San Bernardino bar associations. As the first Korean-American and first AAPI judge in Riverside County, he earned the Trailblazer Award from the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire. Lawyers have described him as meticulous and well reasoned, but also courteous and approachable. Judge Lucky brings a passion for the law, exhaustive preparation and persistence to his mediation and arbitration practice at JAMS.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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