June 19-21, 2017
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law present:
COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION TRAINING
Comprehensive arbitration training for neutrals and advocates as to the Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations.
Earn up to 25.5 MCLE Credits | 4.5 credits in Ethics, 10 credits in Skills and 11 credits in Professional Practice
This three-day program will focus on Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations. It is designed to introduce persons interested in becoming arbitrators as well as experienced arbitrators to contemporary Best Practices in arbitration, based upon recommendations by the College of Commercial Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association, CPR, JAMS, and other arbitration thought-leaders.
This training should be of interest not only to arbitrators, but also to litigators who serve as counsel in arbitrations, bringing them up to date on contemporary Best Practices, including as to such matters as discovery, motion practice, preliminary hearings, and hearings in commercial arbitration.
In effect, contemporary arbitration Best Practices constitute a bedrock as to the type of process parties and arbitration counsel are entitled to expect – and demand from arbitrators. Understanding arbitration Best Practices will enable litigators to demand from arbitrators the type of arbitration process to which their clients are entitled. The training will be provided by experienced litigators as well as arbitrators.
In addition to interactive sessions on managing an arbitration from the preliminary conference through the hearing and award, the program will include presentations on the law of arbitration, the ethical rules relating to service as an arbitrator, e-discovery, international arbitration, award writing, and the development of an arbitration practice.
Topics and Skills:
Conducting Conflicts Searches
Conducting the Preliminary Hearing
Conducting Hearings on Applications for Preliminary Injunctions and Other Interim Relief
Determining the appropriate scope of discovery, including documents, electronic documents and depositions
Determining the appropriate scope of motion practice
Setting deadlines for discovery and motion practice
Hearing discovery and substantive motions
Addressing motions to disqualify counsel
Special considerations for pro se parties
Determining what non-party subpoenas to sign
Running the hearing effectively
Determining what evidence to admit and exclude
Dealing with difficult counsel and parties
Issues as to the authority or not of arbitrators to award sanctions
Preparing awards, both standard and reasoned
Handling requests to submit additional evidence after the closing of the hearing
Deciding applications to amend awards
This will be an interactive program with active participation by those taking the training.
Read what our previous attendees have to say about the training:
“The DRS Commercial Arbitration Training Program is a rich and well-engineered course, providing invaluable practical learning. Two years on, I find myself continually relying on those very lessons and examples when encountering thorny issues. Well worth the price of admission.”
“As a lawyer with 42 + years of practice I have rarely found a CLE presentation more bracing and useful than the NYSBA Commercial Arbitration course. The uniform quality of the instructors and the depth of material left me 100% confident I knew what I needed regarding commercial arbitration, period. This was a no nonsense three days of solid learning and the venue of Cardozo could not have helped more, it was a thrilling environment for me to be in such an up and coming law school in our nation.”
"NYSBA's comprehensive commercial arbitration program held at Cardozo last year was a wonderful way for me to explore and ultimately enter the field of commercial arbitration. The program faculty was extremely knowledgeable, and the materials provided were (and still are) of direct practical use and application. Anyone who wishes to enter the field or who even wants to just learn about it should not hesitate to sign up."
"As an experienced arbitrator, I can say without reservation that the NYSBA Commercial Arbitration Program is the gold standard for people new to arbitration -- whether advocates or neutrals -- and those of us who know there is always something new to learn from knowledgeable insiders about the law and lore of arbitration. I attend every year and come away enlightened. The hefty and well-organized program materials are a great value. The program is invaluable."
For additional information contact Sydney Joy at 518-487-5630 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.