National Academy of Arbitrators
Northern California Region
 Meet the Labor Arbitrator

The National Academy of Arbitrators - Northern California Region,
California State Mediation & Conciliation Service,
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service,
and American Arbitration Association


The 2012 Labor Arbitration Advocacy Conference

       February 10, 2012                      Elihu Harris State Office Building                 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, California


8:00      Registration and continental breakfast

            (***Please allow extra time for building security***)

 8:45     Welcome and Introductions

 9:00     Plenary session: Current Issues in Contract Interpretation

                        NAA Panelists: Luella Nelson, Moderator
                       Norman Brand
                       Geraldine Randall

  9:45    Break and Room Change

10:00    Small group discussion sessions with Arbitrators           

10:45    Plenary session: Everyday Ethical Dilemmas

                        Robert Douglas, NAA, Speaker
NAA Panelists:  C. Allen Pool
                        Jerilou Cossack

11:30    Break and Room Change

11:45    Small group discussion sessions with Arbitrators           

12:45    Luncheon (included in registration fee)

  2:00    Plenary session: “There’s Something We Want To Tell You”- Arbitrators’ Perspectives on Conducting Hearings, Making Decisions, and Writing Opinions
NAA Panelists: Andria Knapp, Moderator
                                        Catherine Harris
                                        Franklin Silver

  2:45    Break and Room Change

  3:00    Small group break out sessions with Arbitrators

  4:00   Wine and Cheese Reception (included in registration)

The program will conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m.


Approval for 4.5 hours of MCLE credit for this activity is pending, including 1.5 hours of ethics.

Participating Arbitrators

  • Bonnie Bogue*
  • Norm Brand*
  • Barbara Kong-Brown
  • Christopher Burdick
  • Boren Chertkov
  • Robert Clark
  • Jerilou Cossack*
  • Alan Elnick
  • Paul Garrison
  • Ruth Glick
  • Catherine Harris*
  • Joe Henderson*
  • Robert Hirsch
  • Ronald Hoh*
  • Nancy Hutt
  • Walter Kawecki
  • Andria Knapp*
  • Charles Loughran
  • James Margolin
  • Robin Matt
  • Luella Nelson*
  • Allen Pool*
  • Wilma Rader*
  • Geraldine Randall*
  • George Riggs
  • William Riker*
  • Franklin Silver*
  • Jan Stiglitz*
  • David Stiteler
  • Katherine Thomson*
  • Carol Vendrillo

* NAA Members

Registration is a quick and easy 3 step process

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A unique opportunity for advocates to convene with established and emerging labor arbitrators in an informal setting to discuss principles of labor arbitration

NAA Region 15                                                                                                            Phone: (415) 221-0441
C/o Andria S. Knapp, Program Coordinator                                                           
Fax:     (415) 221-0442
739 35th Avenue                                                                        
San Francisco, CA 94121

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