October 2015 Archives

Join us for an interactive discussion of the New York City Bar's new Annotated Model Arbitration Summons led by a panel that was actively involved in the preparation of this useful new contribution to a challenging area of arbitral procedure in the U.S.

Guest Speakers:
Hon. John G. Koeltl, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
Louis Epstein, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Trammo, Inc.
David Zaslowsky, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Moderator:
Marc J. Goldstein, Marc J. Goldstein Litigation & Arbitration Chambers

RSVP by e-mail to rsvp@nyiac.org

Presented by the Comittees on Arbitration and International Commercial Disputes of the New York City Bar Association in cooperation with the New York International Arbitration Center and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York Branch.

Join in on a lively discussion about sports arbitration, both domestic and international. Featuring Nicolas Ulmer, Esq., a highly experienced Swiss international commercial arbitrator who also serves as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and Jill Pilgrim, Esq., well-known U.S. sports lawyer, sports educator, arbitrator and former general counsel to USA Track & Field and the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Professor Ettie Ward of St. John's University School of Law and Director of its LL.M. in International Sports Law Practice will moderate this panel.

Organized by the International Arbitration & ADR Committee of the International Law Section of NYSBA, this brown-bag luncheon will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Phillips Nizer LLP, 666 Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets) in New York City.

This program is for anyone who is involved in sports arbitration, interested in gaining a behind the scenes perspective on sports arbitration, or those seeking a career in this exciting field. Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you believe may be interested in attending this event.

The program is complimentary and refreshments be served. To register, RSVP to Committee Co-Chair, Chryssa Valletta at cvalletta@phillipsnizer.com.

Co-Sponsors include:
• The New York Branch of the CIArb
• The Dispute Resolution Committee of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section
• The ADR Committee of the NYSBA Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section

The International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association

Should an arbitrator conduct any independent fact research? If an arbitrator does, what degree of independent research do you think requires a disclosure to the parties? Please provide your thoughts/comments.

Register Early for the Dispute Resolution Section Fall Meeting

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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

Proceedings
• 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

Article by Tracey Frisch:

DEATH BY DISCOVERY DELAY AND DISEMPOWERMENT LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR ARBITRATORS TO P.pdf

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.

ADR Webinars in October

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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:

https://www.aaau.org/courses/real-time

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

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When Arbitrators Stray: Ex Parte Communications

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