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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…

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Brief comment on practices and pitfalls in use of court reporters, followed by a discussion of unrelated topics: postponements and cancellations; fee collection; extensions of time limits; misunderstandings; pre-hearing procedures;…

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The Role of the Arbitrator, If Any, Prior to the Hearing – a Panel Discussion

The panelists agree that an arbitrator can facilitate pre-hearing matters, such as the production of documents, definition of the issues, and exploring settlement. However, they also agree that the arbitrator…

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The author discusses how he, as a management attorney, likes to have four factors addressed prior to the hearing: 1. discovery, 2. issue framing including remedy, 3. joinder or exclusion…

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