What is a Boilerplate Contract?

What is a Boilerplate Contract

Whether or not to use boilerplate language in a contract is a question that is often considered in contract negotiation.  However, it can be difficult to determine what the best boilerplate language is to include.  There will also be situations where one of the parties is unaware of what boilerplate language is and how it …

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International NDA: All You Need to Know

international NDA

In our international world, there may come a time when two parties need to create an international nondisclosure agreement or NDA.  This scenario may arise for a variety of reasons, but when it does, the parties want to ensure that their information and understanding stays between them.  When this is the case, the parties may …

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Is More Always Better? A look at the AAA’s Streamlined Panel Option

AAA’s streamlined panel

By Angela Romero Valedón and Sarah Burris Clayton. Introduction As part of the American Arbitration Association®’s (AAA) continued efforts to keep arbitration efficient and cost-effective, it formalized what had been somewhat common practice by adding an optional “feature” to its case administration.  The Streamlined Three-Arbitrator Panel Option,  which AAA added as an option for Commercial …

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Arbitration Panels: Advantages and Disadvantages

Arbitration Panel

Undoubtedly, most arbitration agreements call for a single arbitrator.  But some agreements call for a panel of three sometimes called a tripartite panel.  The tripartite arbitration panel is not a new concept. President George Washington will reportedly be called for the appointment of a three-arbitrator panel in the event of a dispute about his estate. …

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How to Find the Best Mediation Jobs Opportunities?

Mediation Jobs

Well, your classes are complete. You are a fully qualified mediator. Can you make a good living mediating?  Where can you even find a job as a mediator? What training do I need to be a mediator? Technically, you don’t need any training to be a mediator. If you have helped friends, family or even …

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Florida Mediation Rules Clarified: Mediating in Florida

Florida Mediation Rules Clarified

If you are taking part in a mediation in the state of Florida, it is important to know the Florida Mediation Rules.  Florida has fully embraced the process of resolving disputes through mediation and has become a place for alternative dispute resolution.  Due to the notion that mediation is faster and cheaper than traditional litigation, …

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Case Management Conferences

Case Management Conferences

In the early stages of a case, the parties may find out that they are required to attend a meeting called a case management conference.  A case management conference is the first step in moving the case forward and gives the judge and the parties the chance to see what the case is about and …

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Business Dispute Attorney: When Do You Need One?

Business Dispute Attorney

The last things someone running a business would like to think about is the right time to hire a business dispute attorney.  For most business owners, the goal is to stay out of business disputes and litigation if possible.  Disputes and litigation can be stressful and expensive for the parties involved.  However, many disputes may …

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Passing of the Torch RBG – Who Will Dissent?

Passing of the Torch Ginsberg

On Friday, September 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87 (1933-2020). I was still working (remotely) when I heard the news. The group texts began to slowly roll in. The news alerts started popping up on my phone. A friend called and we commemorated the life of “Notorious RBG” and …

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