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Best Practices In Commercial Arbitration

60 Minutes

As an advocate, you want to present the strongest case before an arbitrator that you possibly can for your client. You might be surprised, however, at the mistakes that are routinely made even by experienced practitioners that can negatively impact a case and the result.

Presented by two top arbitrators who have conducted hundreds of arbitrations and mediations, this 60-minute webinar will examine exactly what an advocate shouldn’t do at arbitration. Some of the problem areas include--

  • allowing pre-hearing discovery to get out of hand;
  • presenting redundant witnesses;
  • unnecessary three-arbitrator panels;
  • failing to know (and follow) the applicable rules;
  • overlooking the power of arbitrators to grant interim remedies;
  • opposing confirmation or appealing confirmation on any ground other than exceeding powers;

and more.

Whether you are new to the arbitral forum or an experienced practitioner, this webinar will keep unfortunate “surprises” to a minimum and help to ensure that oversights and miscalculations don’t pull the rug out from under your case.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Arbitrators, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in arbitration advocacy and the dynamics of ADR.

The ICDR's International Arbitration Rules - Assessing the Impact of the 2014 Amendments

60 Minutes

The International Centre for Dispute Resolution was launched in 1996 as the international arm of the American Arbitration Association and provides administrative services—including arbitration and mediation—for international disputes. For arbitrations in the international context, the ICDR applies any one of several sets of rules and procedures, foremost of which are the ICDR Rules, part of the ICDR’s International Dispute Resolution Procedures.  

Effective June 1, 2014, the ICDR amended its International Rules. Nearly two years later, arbitrators, practitioners and corporate users should be aware of the ongoing implications of the changes.

This 60-minute recorded webinar examines the amendments to the Rules, why they were made, and how they have been applied in practice since their implementation.

Some of the areas that are covered include the following:

  • Key changes to the Rules (expedited procedures, mediation, joinder and consolidation, enhanced arbitrator powers, exchanges of information);
  • Practical implications of the changes;
  • How the changes compare to recent amendments in other arbitration rules;
  • Looking ahead: Trends in international arbitration.

What others are saying about this presentation...

A focused, clear explanation of need for and changes in ICDR International Arbitration Rules.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Arbitrators, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in international arbitration.

Social Media and Ethics - Should Labor Arbitrators and Advocates Ever Be “Friends"?

90 Minutes

Social media has been thoroughly integrated into the fabric of everyday life, including many aspects of conflict resolution. Arbitrators, advocates and their clients now commonly use internet tools in their practices and workplaces. This can sometimes lead to ethical problems that may occur when these modes of communication and expression are misused, many times unintentionally.

This 90-minute recorded webinar provides a comprehensive examination of the intersection of the ethical obligations presented by the Code of Professional Responsibility for Labor-Management Arbitrators with the common-day issues of life in cyberspace. Some of the questions answered include--

  • What is acceptable in terms of advocate or party communication with an arbitrator?
  • What problems are presented by the use of social media for professional and social expression?
  • May arbitrators and advocates be “friends” on Facebook or LinkedIn, and if so, what unforeseen problems may result?
  • What are the obligations for all participants in an arbitration in relation to the use of electronic expression?

By viewing this presentation you will acquire a greater appreciation of the problems that may result from the use of electronic communication and social media expression, with a focus on ethical obligations and how all parties to an arbitration can utilize best practices in this area.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Arbitrators, employer and union advocates, academics, and anyone interested in the arbitration process and how it is affected by the proliferation of social media and other modern digital communication modalities.

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