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Protecting Your Award from Appellate Challenge

Session ID: 16PRW033

  • Date

    Always Available
  • Duration

    Self Paced
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General $80.00
AAA Panelist $70.00

Online Course

Recorded Webinar

Faculty and Summary

Jeffrey Aiken
Jeffrey P.Aiken

Whitefish Bay, WI

60 Minutes

By agreeing to arbitrate a dispute, parties have elected to accept an expedited process with a very limited basis on which to overturn an award on appeal. This, of course, does not mean that a disgruntled party might not launch a challenge to an award. There are, however, steps you can take to help “bullet proof” an award from appellate challenge. This 60-minute recorded webinar shows you the way.  

Areas covered include—

  • the primary Federal Arbitration Act reversal grounds;
  • non-statutory grounds;
  • preventative pre-hearing measures;
  • arbitrator hearing involvement – how much is too much?;
  • application of the award standard;
  • effective use of evidentiary standards and award recitals;

and more.

What others are saying about this presentation...

Very useful tips on drafting reasoned awards which will survive appellate challenge under the FAA.

Very useful, practical advice from experienced arbitrator.

Good, solid presentation of practical ways to protect an award from appellate challenge.

Excellent webinar that will help me be a more effective arbitrator.

I have been an active AAA arbitrator for 20 years, and though a few appellants have tried, I have never been reversed.  Nevertheless, I  still picked up some valuable tips today to ensure it stays that way & minimize even further the inclination to appeal.

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

^ 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. 

Launching the Course After Registration

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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.


Please contact AAA Education Services at or 212-716-3977.