November 2015 Archives

The Case for Bringing Diversity to the Selection of ADR Neutrals

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Controlling Arbitration Costs - What are your thoughts?


What are the best ways to control the cost of arbitration without compromising the fairness of the process? Please provide your thoughts/comments below.

"Hot-tubbing" in Arbitration - What are your thoughts?


Should concurrent expert evidence (colloquially known as "hot-tubbing"), the method wherein a Tribunal questions competing experts concurrently, be utilized more in arbitration? What are the benefits? What are the drawbacks?

Kindly provide your thoughts/comments below.

The Association for Conflict Resolution is now accepting proposals for its 16th Annual Conference. Please see the attached for more information.

Call for Proposals Conference 2016.docx

1st Place: Fordham Law School -- $1,500
2nd Place: New York Law School -- $1,000
3rd Place: Columbia Law School -- $500

Best Oral Advocacy (tie): Rutgers School of Law and Cornell Law School
Best Examination: Touro Law Center
Best Witness Preparation: St. John's School of Law

Ross Kartez with the Championship Round Tribunal, Judge Milonas, Dean Feerick, and Claire Gutekunst, President-Elect of the NYSBA

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First Annual NYSBA/AAA Mott Arbitration Competition

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Congratulations to the winning team, Fordham University Law School!

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The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program. The training component of the Program will be hosted in New York during the week of May 1, 2016 in order to coincide with the AAA's Annual Meeting. During the Program, Fellows will engage with leading ADR practitioners for an intensive week of training, seminars, and networking events. Interested candidates should visit to download a copy of the Program Guidelines and Application or to apply online. Applications should be received no later than January 22, 2016.

The American Arbitration Association established the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program in 2009 in order to provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to up and coming diverse alternative dispute resolution professionals. The AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program is a one-year program designed to offer the full breadth of the AAA resources. Now entering its eighth year, the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program has inducted 106 Fellows with 16 Fellows successfully advancing to the AAA Panel.

Please see the attached factsheet about the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program.


Article by George Friedman, Arbitration is at the Root of all Evil, According to the New York Times:

George H. Friedman, an ADR consultant and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arbitration Resolution Services, Inc., retired in 2013 as FINRA's Executive Vice President and Director of Arbitration, a position he held from 1998. In his extensive career, he previously held a variety of positions of responsibility at the American Arbitration Association, most recently as Senior Vice President from 1994 to 1998. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. Mr. Friedman serves on the Board of Editors of the Securities Arbitration Commentator. He is also a member of the AAA's national roster of arbitrators. He holds a B.A. from Queens College, a J.D. from Rutgers Law School, and is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional.

Have you had an arbitration case where an independent expert was appointed to advise the arbitrator(s)? If so, did it provide sufficient benefit to outweigh the expense? Kindly provide your thoughts/comments below.



We welcome your thoughts/comments on the two articles from the New York Times:

Part I - Beware of the Fine Print, Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice (11-1-15)

Part II - Beware of the Fine Print, Arbitration, 'Privatization of the Justice System' (11-2-15)

Research of Facts and Law under the UDRP

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See the attached article by Gerald M. Levine, Esq. of Levine Samuel, LLP:

Research of Facts and Law under the UDRP.pdf

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