Arbitration, if properly conducted, is less expensive, more efficient, and more confidential than litigation, which is why so many disputes are arbitrated rather than litigated. Accordingly, it is essential for trial lawyers to know how to arbitrate as well as litigate.
The program will focus on Federal Civil Rights Acts, Titles VII and IX and provide attendees with the knowledge of Federal and select State and City laws and codes involved with these sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct cases.
During this discussion, a panel of experts will share their views on the difficult decisions that in-house, especially general counsel, face as they weigh the cons and pros of whether and when a dispute is better suited for public litigation or private arbitration. Additionally, they will provide tips on what factors, in their experience, tend to sway the decision-making process one way or another.
The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) particularly in the area of mediation has grown dramatically in the past ten years. However, it is a process that many counsel lack familiarity with. Of importance are the ethical considerations that attach to settlement negotiations.
More and more cases are being submitted to arbitration as a result of pre-dispute contractual clauses. Sometimes, the clause is very basic and simply provides for arbitration in the event of a dispute. Learn how to create an arbitration clause that is detailed and specifies a variety of terms.