This course is for both lawyers new to arbitration and those with significant arbitral experience. The course covers the arbitration from submission to award, including invoking a court’s jurisdiction to compel or enforce an award. Providing the best practices and innovations, the course covers not only the arbitration process but also how to be an effective lawyer and advocate in arbitration. The four classes cover the pre-hearing process, the hearing, preparing the effective case and the post-hearing.
Class 1 The Pre-hearing
This class covers the myriad issues of instituting an arbitration, managing discovery, motions and an effective pre-hearing conference. From preparing your clients for arbitration, invoking a court’s jurisdiction to compel, to best practices and tips from an experienced arbitrator on how to manage your case for an optimal arbitration this class is an essential foundation for every lawyer.
Class 2 The Hearing
Persuading and presenting a case to a sophisticated audience requires specific skills. In this class, lawyers focus on best practices for the presentation of witnesses and evidence, including new ways to present expert witnesses. The class also covers reasoned or general awards, attorney fees and cost shifting.
Class 3 Creating the Persuasive Case
This class is unique. It offers lawyers specific tools and processes to create a compelling case for arbitration. The course provides templates for elements of proof, narrative timelines, witness data sheets and tools to separate tiers of evidence. Useful for any proceeding, the specific focus is on persuading the sophisticated arbitrator or panel.
Class 4 The Post-hearing
In this class lawyers focus on the post-hearing process from briefing to enforcement of an award. Here lawyers see the full arc of managing their arbitration from the pre-hearing conference to the final award. The course provides valuable tips to avoid many of the pitfalls associated with enforcing an award among multiple jurisdictions and possibly internationally. A must class for every lawyer regardless of experience level.