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Making the Most of Med-Arb - Best Practices for Neutrals

Session ID: 15PRW026

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    Always Available
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    Self Paced
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General $75.00
AAA Panelist $65.00

Online Course

Recorded Webinar

Faculty and Summary

Christopher Albertyn
Christopher Albertyn

Ontario, Canada, CA

John Kagel
John Kagel

Palo Alto, CA

60 Minutes     

Sometimes, when mediation or arbitration alone are not sufficient to resolve a complex dispute, the solution may lie in the hybrid process med-arb. Administered well, med-arb can address the parties’ interests (as a mediation would and an arbitration might not) either by agreement or by final decision of the mediator-arbitrator, and it can bring the dispute to close (as an arbitration would and mediation might not).

During this 60-minute recorded webinar, arbitrators/mediators Christopher Albertyn and John Kagel provide a brief overview of the med-arb process and explore in depth various best practices that mediators and arbitrators can use to effectively administer the process.

Listening to this presentation you will learn

  • how mediation and arbitration can be effectively and imaginatively combined to achieve the best results of both processes;
  • what prior agreement is necessary for an effective med-arb;
  • the advantages and pitfalls of med-arb;
  • how to deal with bad-faith bargaining during a mediation or med-arb;
  • how to identify appropriate procedures and structures of resolution for complex disputes;
  • how to create a mix of agreed and ordered solutions to resolve complex disputes;

…and lots more.

Knowing the particulars of an alternative dispute resolution process such as med-arb is only half the recipe for success. Using the process effectively will help you to achieve desired outcomes.      

Whether you are an arbitrator or mediator, this webinar will optimize your knowledge and use of med-arb.

 WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Mediators, arbitrators, academics, and anyone interested in alternative dispute resolution processes.

What others are saying about this presentation...

"Being introduced to this process was very useful in suggesting alternative ways to resolve disputes."

^ A link to this recorded webinar's supplemental material appears above at left.  You may download the materials once you have registered for the recording.

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

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CLE Information:

CLE is currently not offered on AAA recorded webinars.  Some jurisdictions will allow CLE credit for online programs, and we suggest that you confirm CLE credit availability for this type of program with the appropriate state CLE regulator.  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided upon request.


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