Clarity in Award Writing

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Session ID: 16PRW026

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General $80.00
AAA Panelist $70.00

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Recorded Webinar

  • Date

    Always Available
  • Duration

    Self Paced
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Faculty and Summary

Lewis Remele, Jr.
Lewis A.Remele, Jr.

Bassford Remele
Minneapolis, MN

Mark Bradford
Mark R.Bradford

Bassford Remele
Minneapolis, MN

Jeffrey Mulder
Jeffrey R.Mulder

Brassford Remele
Minneapolis, MN

60 Minutes

Reasoned awards have become the standard rather than the exception in arbitration. One result is that, increasingly, advocates may use reasoned awards to try to vacate, rather than to satisfactorily explain the resolution of matters to their clients. Given this landscape, it is more important than ever that an arbitrator be able to fully explain the reasoning behind his or her resolution of a case while preserving the finality of the award.

During this 60-minute recorded webinar a panel of highly experienced attorneys and arbitrators explores tools and techniques that arbitrators can use to ensure that their awards provide useful information while avoiding missteps that can lead to a subsequent court battle. Advocates will hear suggestions for improving their presentations and award proposals.      

Areas covered include—

  • review of grounds for vacatur;
  • admission and consideration of evidence;
  • imposition of sanctions;
  • credibility determinations;
  • alternative findings;

and more.

What others are saying about this presentation...

Well-versed faculty provided a unique perspective on the subject.

Very well presented and topics explored. Examples helped clarify issues presented.

Well presented discussion of one arbitration decision appealed up to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

A very worthwhile and informative seminar for all arbitrators who issue reasoned awards.

Outstanding!!! One of the best webinars presented by AAA (or any other organizations for that matter.)

Although the subject of clarity in award writing should be automatic, the presentation through the study of a particular case made the subject interesting.

Given that reasoned awards, as opposed to standard awards, appear to be the wave of the future, this material is useful in helping arbitrators avoid pitfalls that might encourage appeals and vacatur attempts.

I would recommend this program for any arbitrator concerned with protecting the award. It is both a cautionary tale and a lesson learned.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION:  Arbitrators, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in the dynamics of arbitration.

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This program does not qualify for the annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.


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