This program offers 1 MCLE credit.
Litigators often find themselves representing clients in arbitration, but don’t have the necessary training or experience to fully take advantage of the process for their clients’ optimal benefit. Arbitration can be speedier, more efficient and more cost effective as compared to litigation – but only when litigators understand how the process differs from litigation. Join the regional Vice President of the American Arbitration Association, Serena Lee, and Dana Welch, a full- time arbitrator and former litigator, for a frank and practical discussion on what works well in arbitration, common pitfalls and missed opportunities, and best practices from both the ADR administrator and the arbitrator’s point of view. The speakers will address all phases of the arbitration – the filing of the demand, the initial administrative call, the preliminary hearing, the exchange of information and discovery, dispositive motions and subpoenas, the evidentiary hearing, and awards. By the end of the hour, you will have a good understanding of the do’s and don’ts in arbitration.
Come with your questions– this session is suitable to attorneys with little or intermediate experience with arbitration.
Moderator: Serena Lee. Speaker: Dana Welch