Every couple of years, the Northern California Region of the National Academy of Arbitrators hosts a great event called “Meet the Arbitrator.” This full-day conference includes many opportunities to meet local labor arbitrators and hear how they consider the most current pressing issues arising in labor arbitration today. Participants can get MCLE credit and lunch for a very low registration fee. The next “Meet the Arbitrator” is scheduled for April 26, 2019 from 8:00am-4:30pm at Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, and I will posting registration information when it’s available. In the meantime, mark your calendars for this great event.
I will be a faculty member at the Labor Arbitration Institute trainings in San Francisco on September 5 and 6, and in Seattle on October 5. These lively and informative trainings offer CLE and CEU units and plenty of time to meet arbitrators and ask questions. Many folks find the Institute to be great for newer and more experienced practitioners. If you come, please introduce yourself to me as a website visitor! I will be speaking on Sexual Harassment and Past Practice, and opining on many hypotheticals. Please join me!
I know Vegas in June is on everyone’s bucket list, but if you can’t join me at the Las Vegas Labor Arbitration Institute on June 18 and 19, then consider coming to the San Francisco Labor Arbitration Institute on September 5 and 6. Registration isn’t open yet, but you can get added to the notification list (or sign up for a different conference) HERE.
I had the good fortune to spend the past few days at the San Francisco Writers Conference, in support of my occasional writing hobby. I learned so much that my head hurts! I have a forty-five point To Do list to tackle. Many of the great ideas I heard there are also applicable to my legal practice, so I’ve decided to re-purpose the “Latest News” section of this website as a blog. I’ll write about legal issues concerning labor arbitration, and share some of the work I present at trainings and in articles. I’ll try to post at least weekly, and I hope you’ll come back to read the blog often. If you have ideas or topics you’d like me to address, please email me at andrealdooley at gmail dot com. I look forward to your feedback!
The National Academy of Arbitrators Northern California Region’s “Meet the Arbitrator” Program is a unique opportunity to learn current thinking on topics of interest from labor arbitrators in the Bay Area. Labor and Management participants will join arbitrators in plenary and small group discussions to learn how arbitrators approach issues that many employers and unions are grappling with, like disciplining employees with drug use issues and disabilities, or contract disputes about technology disputes in the workplace. The registration fee of $100 covers lunch, conference materials and a copy of CPER’s Pocket Guide to Just Cause: Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration. You can register at THIS LINK.
Please join me at the NAA Nor-Cal Region’s Labor Advocacy Conference to “Meet the Arbitrator.” I will be joining dozens of other Northern California arbitrators to share thoughts on substantive and procedural issues in arbitration. Registration is now open at Meet the Arbitrator.