ICDR's California International Arbitration Conference

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Session ID: ED6122003

ICDR's California International Arbitration Conference


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on March 14, 2023 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $100.00

Note that, where permitted by law, a 3.5% surcharge will be assessed on payments made by credit card; all such processing fees are non-refundable.


Bank of America Plaza Auditorium
333 South Hope Street
Los Angeles , CA  90071

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  • Start Date

    March 14, 2023 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • End Date

    March 14, 2023 5:00 PM
  • Duration

    8 hours
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Faculty and Summary

Practitioners have a unique opportunity and even responsibility to explore key developments for international dispute resolution in our respective markets and industries. California is one of the world’s leading economies that includes an array of international industries like information technology, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment, construction, energy and others. Understanding the range of variables in an international dispute resolution proceeding requires an introspective analysis of ethics, inclusion, capacity and industry developments in comparison and connection to the jurisdictions and communities with which we do business and resolve disputes. Our globally representative faculty will discuss, debate, and explore these important ethical, practice, inclusion, capacity and other related topics in all of these related markets.  This conference agenda plans to include one hour for each California specialty MCLE rquirement including legal ethics, competence issues and in the recognition and elimination of bias. 

9:00 to 10:15 Setting the Stage: International Dispute Resolution Rapid Fire Debate on a Full Range of International Dispute Resolution Issues including Ethics, Practice, Inclusion, Competence and Others. Grab your morning coffee and join us for an energetic, fast-paced debate on some of the hottest topics in arbitration and mediation. Faculty will go head-to-head, weighing in on controversial concepts including arbitrability, third party funding, award publication, arbitrator disclosures, institutional vs. ad hoc proceedings, tribunal-appointed experts, and more!

10:15 to 10:30 Break

10:30 to 11:45 Exploring International Dispute Resolution Ethical Practice Issues in California and other locations in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe (Ethics CLE credit)
There are many potential ethical issues that can arise during an international mediation and arbitration. The ICDR and others offer rules, ethical codes, guidelines and other resources to provide transparency and understand for all of those involved. Faculty in this session will cover arbitrator disclosures, arbitrator challenges, tribunal secretary practices, third-party funding, and many others.

11:45 to 13:00 Lunch

13:00 to 14:00 Analyzing International Dispute Resolution in Key Industries in California and Abroad. We will continue with our focus on California’s global economic position by taking a deeper look into some of its leading industries. Corporate counsel in this session will explore interactively a variety of key California industry trends generally and also specific developments in this same industries with international dispute resolution.

14:00 – 14:15 Break

14:15 to 15:30 Considerations of Mental Health, Fitness, Capacity, and Competency participating in international dispute resolution. (California has a competence CLE hour for this topic).
There are many scenarios and situations that can limit proportionally the fitness, capacity and competency of a professional in an international dispute resolution proceeding. Those limitations might be sporadic, temporary or permanent and might also increase or decrease during the timeframe of a case.  Limitations might be caused by a diagnosis like dementia and other diseases that diminish the neurological or mental capacity. There are other causes like mental health, medication, addiction and others. Faculty will discuss a range of these causes that might arise in an dispute resolution proceeding and how to effectively provide a balanced, fair, civil and compassionate solution. 

15:30 to 16:45 Break

15:30 to 16:45 Inclusion, Access, Community and Elimination of Bias in International Dispute Resolution in California and Abroad (Elimination of Bias CLE)
We will interactively discuss some of the challenges of community, diversity, access, representation and bias in relation to international dispute resolution. Over the past number of years, much has been done to increase the inclusion with the appointments of arbitrators and mediators, selection of counsel, educational programing, social gatherings, organizational leadership, and many other formal and informal groups. Even with this progress, we need to acknowledge that there is still a gap between where we think we are and where we need to be. This panel will not only discuss and challenge our presumptions, but also provide valuable insight into what we can do individually and collectively to consciously overcome these dispute resolution blind spots.


CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.  This program is available for CLE credits in California. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact Steven K. Andersen at or 2132719915 .