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Under AAA Rules, Arbitrator Decides Jurisdiction

The case provides procedural guidance on what to do when there is an objection to arbitration based on the ground that one of the parties did not sign the arbitration contract.

Arbitrator May Raise Dispositive Issue Sua Sponte

Is it appropriate for an arbitrator to ask the parties to brief a dispositive issue that neither of them has raised?

Arbitration Agreement Incorporated by Reference and Not Waived by Sub's Acts

Can a separate document referenced in a contract could create an enforceable arbitration agreement?

Articles »

Arbitrating Arbitrability with Nonsignatories

By Tom Alan Cunningham

Who decides arbitration's gateway questions when a party to the arbitration is not a party to the contract?

Arbitration Panels May Limit Discovery and Evidence

By Sheila J. Carpenter

Three U.S. Courts of Appeals issued decisions shedding light on the boundaries arbitrators face when balancing the goals of fair hearings with resolutions in ways that are quicker and less expensive than litigation.

Sign On the Dotted Line!

By Hon. Nancy Holtz

The New Jersey Supreme Court creates a new rule mandating that an agreement reached at mediation must be in writing to be enforceable.

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 »

LCIA Released a Revised Set of Its Arbitration Rules

On July 25, 2014, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) released a revised set of its arbitration rules. Read more.

Program Proposal Reminder

We need program proposals by August 15, 2014 for the Section Annual Conference meeting April 15–17, 2015 in New Orleans. Read more.

August 7–14, 2014, ABA Annual Meeting—SAVE THE DATE

If you are going to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston in August, check out the ADR Roundtable on August 9 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Read more.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Leadership

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Bruce Rubin

Portland, OR

Carlos Rodriguez Vidal

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mitchell L. Marinello

Chicago, IL

Christopher S. Moore

Chicago, IL

P. Jean Baker

Washington, D.C.