DAY 2: Friday, January 18, 2013 Breakfast 8:00-9:00 am
much cost upon litigants and taxpayers alike.” In the intervening time, burdens and costs have only increased, while resources have not only failed to keep pace, but have been substantially reduced. This dynamic and distinguished panel of prominent jurists will focus on challenges facing today’s courts, discuss the potential for dispute resolution to reduce the burden on the courts and address innovative and practical steps that may be taken to achieve that potential outcome.
Welcome 9:00-9:15 am Keynote Speaker 9:15-10:15 am Justice Carlos R. Moreno Of Counsel Irell & Manella LLP Justice Carlos Roberto Moreno’s career exemplifies a lifetime of service to justice. in state and federal courts. Following judicial service in the Municipal Court, Compton Judicial District, and in Los Angeles County Superior Court, in 1998 he was confirmed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. In 2001, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of California by Gov. Gray Davis and was twice confirmed in that position by California voters. Throughout his career, Justice Moreno has been honored for the exceptional quality of his public service, both on and off the bench. In 1997, he received the Criminal Justice Superior Court Judge of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In 2002, Southwestern University School of Law awarded him an honorary degree for his devotion to the justice system, young people and the community. In 2009, he was awarded the Yale Medal, which “is the highest award presented by the Association of Yale Alumni and is conferred solely to recognize and honor outstanding individual service to the University.” In the same year, the AP reported that President Barack Obama was considering Justice Moreno for nomination to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court. Upon his retirement from the bench, he was described in the press as “leaving behind a legacy of decency.” That legacy continues with his work as a member of the California Commission on Access to Justice, a panel that addresses methods to improve access to courts by the poor. Justice Moreno is currently of-counsel at Irell & Manella, where his practice is focused on ADR and arbitration as well as complex commercial litigation. His keynote speech will address the challenges faced by the courts, the potential for dispute resolution to alleviate the burdens on the court, and the need for dispute resolution to embrace new approaches in order to live up to that potential. Judicial Panel 10:15-11:45 am Almost 30 years ago, Judge Jon O. Newman wrote: “Whether we have too many cases, or too few, or even, miraculously, precisely the right number, there can be little doubt that the system is not working very well. Too many cases take up too much time to be resolved and impose too
Moderator: Hon. Vaughn R. Walker (Ret.) Former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Coffee Break 11:45 am -12:15 pm Specialized Tracks 12:15-1:15 pm Track 1—DuPont-CPR ADR Counsel Workshop Part one in a series targeted at assisting practitioners to work through specific issues that arise as they play a critical role in the dispute resolution process. This session will provide an overview of such issues and focus on the first step of dispute resolution as an ordinary business process: identification of the key elements that must be addressed to develop appropriate dispute resolution clauses and processes targeted to the company’s needs. These sessions will be based on the “DuPont-CPR Corporate Global ADR Guide” and will incorporate existing CPR tools such as CPR’s new “ADR 101” web-based in-house guide. Moderators: David Burt Corporate Counsel DuPont Jack P. Levin, Esq. Arbitrator & Mediator Track 2—Mediation and Arbitration—Timing is Everything—When and How to Mediate Effectively Timing plays a critical role in mediation’s effectiveness and affects not just the mediation itself, but the process by which the parties arrive at mediation. This panel will explore and address the elements that are necessary to successful mediation, processes for coordinating the development of those elements with any court-annexed dispute resolution processes, processes for developing independent approaches to mediation, the role of the mediator in identifying gaps and barriers to resolution and moving the parties beyond such barriers, and the role of in-house counsel in preparing the client to be able to take advantage of opportunities when they arise. Moderator: Kirke Hasson Partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Published on Oct 2, 2012