Arbitration Pros and Cons and Do’s and Dont’s

Arbitration Pros and Cons

When considering whether arbitration may be the best option for your claim, it is incredibly important to consider the arbitration pros and cons.  While arbitration has many benefits that make choosing arbitration the best option in a variety of cases, there are occasionally disadvantages that may make parties consider other options for dispute resolution.  This …

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Employment Arbitration Statistics: Is it Working?

Looking at employment arbitration statistics, it is easy to see a surge of workplaces implementing arbitration to resolve employment disputes within the company.  Finding the best option for resolution on a given dispute is an art, and employment disputes are no different. The process of arbitration can be beneficial for companies looking to resolve employment …

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International Bar Association’s Guidelines on International Arbitration

The International Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee is one of the world’s largest professional groups for counsel and arbitrators handling transnational disputes. The Committee currently includes over 2600 members from 115 countries. According to the IBA, membership is steadily increasing.The Arbitration Committee has published several sets of Rules and Guidelines that are widely accepted by the global …

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The Vanishing Trial?

Scholars and practitioners alike often seem up in arms about the “vanishing trial.”  Most seem worried that this decline in litigation will ultimately destroy justice.  Instead of achieving justice through a court system, conflicts are being resolved without the assistance of lawyers, judges, and–dare I say—lots of time, money, and resources!  Many blame ADR.  As …

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UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules are a set of procedural rules that govern the process of arbitration and the international resolution of commercial disputes.  These rules may be used both in proceedings administered by UNCITRAL or by parties and arbitrators who have chosen to use them.  They provide a framework for the arbitration process and cover …

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Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS): All You Need to Know

You look down at your new cable TV contract and notice that the last paragraph on the first page says “any disputes between the parties arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be mediated by JAMS. If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute through mediation, the matter shall be submitted to …

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How Much Does Arbitration Cost?

Beginning in the latter part of the 20th century, Americans sought relief from costly and time-consuming litigation, with Fortune 1000 companies leading the way. Civil litigation was a rich person’s game that even rich people didn’t want to play. In response, Fortune 1000 companies increased the use of alternative dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and mediation. …

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Top 12 ADR Programs of 2021

In the second part of a series focusing on introducing the best resources on ADR, this article will look at the top 12 best law school dispute resolution programs.  Each year, US News ranks universities, law schools, and other graduate schools based on their academic strength, professors, programs, and admissions, along with a host of …

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