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JAMS Neutral Richard Chernick, Esq., Awarded Champion of Justice Award

ADR pioneer to receive award at the 2019 Justice Awards Gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 3

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Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that neutral Richard Chernick, Esq., has been selected to receive the Champion of Justice Award from Western Justice Center. The award honors Mr. Chernick’s accomplishments in the field of ADR and for serving as a leader in the Los Angeles community.

We appreciate Richard’s dedication to excellence in dispute resolution and his passion for furthering the advancement of ADR. We congratulate him on this accomplishment and are fortunate to have him on the JAMS panel. JAMS associates and neutrals have benefitted throughout the years from his excellent trainings, ADR leadership, mentorship and collegiality.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO 

Mr. Chernick was a litigator for 25 years and has conducted thousands of large and complex arbitrations and mediations in various rules and before all major administering institutions, both nationally and internationally. Currently, he serves as the vice president and managing director of JAMS’ arbitration practice, where he is globally recognized in the resolution of complex and multi-party matters.

Mr. Chernick has served as chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), founding president of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the ABA’s advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act. He has authored many leading texts on ADR and taught dispute resolution at USC, UCLA and Pepperdine law schools.

Mr. Chernick, who has also been actively involved in philanthropic work both inside and outside the legal community, including as a principal benefactor and founding member of the JAMS Foundation, will be honored with the Champion of Justice Award in Los Angeles on October 3.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. With 28 locations, JAMS and its nearly 400 panelists are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases every year.

JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists. More information is available at, and you can connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Western Justice Center

Western Justice Center (WJC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more civil, peaceful society where differences are valued. Established in 1987, WJC was founded by a group of visionary judges, lawyers and civic leaders led by the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Housed in Pasadena’s historic Maxwell House, WJC was created to develop creative programs to teach students, teachers and members of the community ways to resolve conflict peacefully.

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