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Opportunities and Perspectives: How Young Professionals Can and Will Shape ADR

Thursday, August 29, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Arnold & Porter
3000 El Camino Real
Five Palo Alto Square, Suite 500
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Earn 1 MCLE credit!

Young professionals are invited to an after-work discussion on the role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the opportunities available for law firm associates, counsel and new partners in this field.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors: 
JAMS; American Arbitration Association; Supporting Sponsors: Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC); and Site Sponsor: Arnold & Porter

Topics to be Discussed

  • Consideration of court vs. arbitration procedures, including benefits and disadvantages
  • Comparison of mediation and arbitration in the dispute resolution process
  • Review of state and federal ADR statutes
  • Reference to recent state and federal court decisions regarding arbitration
  • Contrast and comparison of the different types of arbitration and the rules that apply
  • Review of leading ADR provider rules and processes
  • Discussion of legal issues addressed by ADR in the technology field


  • Gary Benton – SVAMC
  • Amy Endicott – Arnold & Porter
  • Aaron Gothelf – AAA
  • Serena Lee – JAMS
  • Ana Sambold – CLA
  • Alexandra Stathopoulos – CYLA

Please join us after the discussion for a complimentary wine and cheese reception.

Essential Information

Registration Fees

  • $25 for CLA Litigation Section members
  • $35 for non-CLA members
  • $15 for CYLA and law students

Pre-Registration Deadline

The pre-registration deadline is Monday, August 26, 2019.

How to Register

  1. Register Online
  2. Mail Registration Form to Program Registrations at:
    Program Registrations, California Lawyers Association
    400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  3. Email to In order to email your registration, credit card information is MANDATORY. (Photocopies of checks will NOT be accepted.)
  4. On-site registration will be on a space available basis. Call to confirm space availability.

Cancellations/Refund Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Thursday, August 22, 2019 and are subject to a 15% processing fee. Refunds will not be available after August 22, 2019.


For registration information, call 916-516-1757. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information call 916-516-1750.

Special Assistance

For special assistance, please call 916-516-1750.

The California Lawyers Association is an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider.

This event may be recorded. By attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to any use, by the CLA, of your likeness, voice, and name in any and all media including social media. If you do not want your name or photo to be used, please let us know in advance. We cannot, however, honor requests to opt out of the use of your image or voice if you choose to ask a question during one of the vent sessions.

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