Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: Ralph T. Seward

Seward suggests that the true measure of the progress of arbitration is not solely in the body of opinions but in the development of the institution itself, as an orderly and effective dispute resolution device. With that in mind, the process must be able to change and adapt itself to address changes in the problems presented by the parties. The parties should work with arbitrators to continually assure that the process balances considerations of cost, expediency, effective communication and sound judgment.