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Discussion of procedural questions in arbitration regarding pre-hearing statements or briefs, pre-hearing conferences, and discovery. Emphasizes the needs to avoid undue formalism and legalisms and to streamline the process. Suggests interrogatories, inspection of documents, and stipulations are more useful than depositions in arbitration. Briefly discusses jurisdictional disputes where only one of the involved unions is …

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The role of lawyers in arbitration

A response to accusations that arbitration is becoming more like litigation, and that arbitrators are acting more like judges. The author argues that both attorneys representing clients in arbitration and arbitrators themselves are adapting to the demands of the parties. The participants discuss the quasi-judicial versus the mediative role of the arbitrator.

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