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Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Does Not Apply in Arbitration of Employment Claims

The court held that statutory exhaustion requirements are only to be applied in federal court.


Sixth Circuit Determines Defendant Did Not Waive Its Right to Arbitrate

The dissent goes as far as to disagree that the defendant's dispute was even within the scope of the arbitration clause.


Arbitration Clause in Employee Handbook Is Enforced

Denials of acceptance of updated handbook don't hold up.


Articles »

What Should You Consider if You Plan to Negotiate By Email?

By Joan Sterns Johnsen

Guidance on best practices for email communications.


Evident Partiality: Know It When You See It

By Sheila J. Carpenter

The failure rate for petitions to vacate arbitration awards based on "evident partiality" is extraordinarily high.


Arbitration Deadlines Are Real Deadlines

By Angela Foster

A Texas court refused to confirm an award filed after the date proposed by the parties' agreement.



Sound Advice »

audio Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiations

By John Lande

Hear law professor and author John Lande outline the advantages of working closely with opposing counsel—before and during a trial. Despite attorney fears of appearing weak this type of strategy often serves both the attorneys and their clients. (11:28 min) Save 20% when you purchase the book!

audio Settlement Counsel—It Just Makes Sense

By Eric O. English and Paul Genender

Eric English and Paul Genender describe the use of settlement counsel during trials. Although they are not always needed, hiring settlement counsel can make life easier for the trial counsel and may help your client achieve their desired outcome. (11:28 min)


Announcements »

May 28–29, 2015: ABA Section of International Law—SAVE THE DATE!

Registration for the ABA Section of International Law’s conference "2015 Dispute Resolution in M&A/JV Transactions" is now open.


June 11, 2015: ABA Section of Environment, Energy & Resources—SAVE THE DATE!

Registration for the teleconference for dispute resolution on management, use, and allocation of surface water resources and watersheds is now open.


June 18, 2015: ABA Section of Dispute Resolution—SAVE THE DATE!

Registration for the CLE webinar "ADR Hot Topics: Appellate Arbitration, Sanctions and Arbitrability" is now open.


A New FINRA Rule Proposed

A rule change is filed with the SEC to amend the codes of arbitration procedure relating to cancelling or postponing a hearing.



Alternative Dispute Resolution Leadership

Cochairs Web Editors Newsletter Editor
Louis Burke

New York, NY

Carlos Rodríguez-Vidal

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bruce Rubin

Portland, OR

Mitchell L. Marinello

Chicago, IL

Christopher S. Moore

Chicago, IL

P. Jean Baker

Washington, D.C.