Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Susan R. Brown

The author’s thesis is that the parties and the arbitrator should develop pre-hearing processes that suit their styles and the situations they face, rather than to adhere to custom . It is suggested that the arbitrator begin the hearing with a description of the hearing process, and then inquire about settlement possibilities. The author discusses subpoenas and discovery requests; sequestration and swearing of witnesses; transcripts and the order of presentation; the use of private attorneys; escrow payments by employees acting individually; and arrangements for payment by bankrupt employers.