Ventura County - What the Heck is ADR? Alternative Dispute Resolution - What It Is, When To Use It..
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Ventura County - What the Heck is ADR? Alternative Dispute Resolution - What It Is, When To Use It..

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Spanish Hills Country Club
999 Crestview Ave
Camarillo, California  93010
United States
Presenter: Jonathan Light
Contact: Jeanne Mays

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What the Heck is ADR?
Alternative Dispute Resolution - What It Is, When To Use It, and How To Be Successful


Attendees will learn

  • the ins and outs of using mediation successfully in employee disputes;
  • how insurance applies and the role of the insurance adjuster;
  • how to select a mediator and who pays for the mediator, and the overall cost of mediation;
  • the preparation appropriate for mediation and when to use it in the context of an employee demand letter or filed litigation;
  • the difference between mediation and arbitration;
  • the cost and process of the actual mediation day;
  • what happens if you are or aren't successful;
  • and the HR professional's role in the preparation and mediation process.


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration and Networking
8:00am - 9:30am - Meeting



Jonathan Light, LightGabler

Jonathan Light has over thirty years of experience as a skilled trial attorney. Jon is a 1981 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude in history from UCLA in 1978, and is a 1986 graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
His employment case notes as sole or lead trial attorney include a variety of successful matters:
• Two-week jury trial in Santa Barbara on behalf of a large national title company accused of discrimination and wrongful termination. 11-1 verdict in favor of client.
• Three-week jury trial in Ventura on behalf of an international aerospace manufacturer and its management employee who were sued for sex harassment.
• Prevailed in a wrongful termination and slander jury trial on behalf of a Ventura County physician.
• Used effective motion practice to demolish a $4M lawsuit against a publicly-traded employer by an employee claiming breach of contract in Orange County.
• A San Diego County trial resulted in a complete defense verdict in a race and sex discrimination action filed against a Los Angeles-based national corporation.
• Two successful jury trials in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties on behalf of a large international retailer, in which plaintiffs sought damages for wrongful termination and sex harassment.
• Four months in trial as lead counsel culminating in a successful settlement for a farming family that was a focal point of the Oxnard Dunes Toxic Waste Litigation, the largest civil case in Ventura County history.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.



Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $35
Guest/Nonmember $40 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $19 $29
PIHRA Student Member $19 $29

Online registration closes on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite. You may register now via online and pay with a credit card, or RSVP and pay at the door.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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