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Richard Chernick, Esq., Honored With California Lawyers Association’s ADR Hall of Fame Award

Richard Chernick, Esq., Honored With California Lawyers Association’s ADR Hall of Fame Award

Inaugural award recognizes trailblazers in the alternative dispute resolution field

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Los Angeles – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is proud to announce that Richard Chernick, Esq., has been honored as a recipient of the inaugural 2021 California Lawyers Association’s ADR Hall of Fame Award.

The ADR Hall of Fame Award recognizes distinguished service in the promotion or development of ADR or for significant contributions or impact in the ADR field.

Mr. Chernick has been incredibly influential in developing the alternative dispute resolution industry, having dedicated decades of his career to furthering the space with his countless contributions. We are pleased to congratulate him on this outstanding award and honored to have him on our panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO

Mr. Chernick is a recognized expert in the resolution of complex, multi-party matters and has conducted over 1,900 arbitrations and mediations before all major administering institutions, both domestically and internationally. He is the former chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the founding president of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He served as the ABA’s advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Chernick joined JAMS in 2001 to help build and reshape its national arbitration practice. He is currently serving as the vice president and managing director of JAMS’ arbitration practice, training JAMS panelists on effective arbitration practices, assuring compliance with all ethical rules, and establishing and maintaining quality controls.

A virtual award ceremony will be held on February 9 at 12:00 p.m. PST to recognize Mr. Chernick. More information can be found here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. 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 in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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