October 9, 2015

Register Early for the Dispute Resolution Section Fall Meeting

Register by October 15, 2015 and save $50.

This program provides up to 6.0 MCLE credit hours (4.5 in skills and 1.5 in ethics), this program is transitional and does qualify for newly admitted attorneys.

Pricing (After October 15th all price points increase by $50 ):
• DRS Section Member: $150
• NYSBA Member: $200
• Non-Member: $250
• Newly Admitted Attorney: $175
• 1st Time Attendee: $200
• NYSBA Member Law Student: $50

Program Topics and Highlights:
• Judicial Involvement in ADR: Perspectives from On and Off the Bench
• The Dispute Resolution Continuum: Fresh Insights From Practitioners of Early Neutral Evaluation,

Med/Arb, Arb/Med, and Ombuds
• Mediation Panel: Timing is - Almost - Everything
• Arbitration Panel: Spotlight on Arbitration: The Changing Contours of Conducting Arbitration

• Does it Really Stay in Vegas? The Limits of Confidentiality in Mediation and Arbitration
• Luncheon Speaker: Dwight Golann, Esq., Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law

School: "Emotional Minefields in Negotiating Commercial Disputes"
• Networking Cocktail Reception

For questions about this program, contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org.

To register over the phone contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452

See the attached: DR Program Fall15.pdf

October 8, 2015


Article by Tracey Frisch:


Tracey B. Frisch, Esq. is Senior Counsel at the American Arbitration Association. Ms. Frisch is also an adjunct Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Special thank you to Alyssa Feliciano and Severine Losembe, AAA Legal Department interns, whose assistance motivated me to complete this article, and to Eric Tuchmann, AAA's General Counsel for his support and guidance in drafting this article. And of course to the editors of the Journal for accepting this article for publication and for helping me to get this article into shape.

The Top 10 Ways to Make Arbitration Faster and More Cost Effective


October 5, 2015

ADR Webinars in October

The "Eyes" Have It: Optimizing Your Use of Demonstrative Evidence in Arbitration
October 6, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Top Techniques for Improving Arbitration Case Management Efficiency Before and During the Hearing
October 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Surviving Your First Labor Arbitration: Tips for the New Advocate
October 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Imposing Sanctions in Arbitration: Just How Far Can You Go?
October 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Dispute Resolution 2.0: Non-Traditional Options for Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes
October 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm ET

See the following link to register:


Independent Legal Research by an Arbitrator - What are your thoughts?

Should an arbitrator conduct independent legal research? If so, when? Please provide your thoughts/comments.

10 Things You Can Do to Further Your ADR Career

10 Things You Can Do to Further Your ADR Practice.pdf

October 3, 2015

When Arbitrators Stray: Ex Parte Communications

When Arbitrators Stray.pdf

September 28, 2015

Arbitrator Training - What are your thoughts?

What type of continuing education/training should all arbitrators take? Please post your comments below.

September 25, 2015

New Online Resource Launched: New York Case Law Library

On January 1, 2015, NYIAC began collecting and cataloguing international arbitration decisions issued by New York courts (federal and state, trial-level and appellate). Now those decisions - with key information such as the decision date, the stage of the case, and the main issues treated by the court - are freely available on the NYIAC website. Importantly, each entry is accompanied by a free, public link to the decision itself: there is no need to log into PACER or other subscription-based service. The library will be updated as cases are issued.

This project was made possible by Mark Stadnyk at Norton Rose Fulbright (US) and by Fastcase, a modern legal research tool.


Mark Stadnyk focuses on international commercial and investor-state arbitration at Norton Rose Fulbright's New York office, with a focus on Latin America and the Middle East. He previously practiced international arbitration in Houston and Paris. Mark studied law at Oxford, Harvard, and the University of Paris (Pantheon-Assas). He frequently publishes and speaks on international arbitration, and is very active in the Vis Moot as coach and arbitrator.

September 24, 2015

Podcast: Investment Adviser Arbitration - what you need to know


Richard Ryder, Esq., President, Securities Arbitration Commentator, Host
George H. Friedman, Esq., Chairman, Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc., Moderator
Glenn S. Gitomer, Esq., Shareholder, McCausland Keen & Buckman
Salvador M. Hernandez, Esq., Partner, Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC
Ross Tulman, Principal, TIA Group
Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq., Vice President, American Arbitration Association