Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Amedeo Greco

The author describes arbitrators’ varying approaches to the arbitration hearing, from active and interventionist, to passive, permitting the advocates to present their cases as they choose without inteference from the arbitrator. Arbitrator Greco recommends that, for the sake of efficiency, the arbitrator should obtain, pre-hearing, the partie’s stipulations as to undisputed facts and their agreement as to whether the arbitratror should retain jurisdiction over remedy. During the hearing, a plain-spoken explantion of the reasons for sequestration is preferable over simply granting a motion for it.