20 Minutes

This presentation highlights arbitration’s flexibility to provide parties in dispute with the opportunity to be creative in fashioning solutions that save time, money and stress.  Each arbitration should meet the needs of the parties and claims in that particular matter.  Reforming arbitration, or returning arbitration to its roots as an alternative to litigation, is not complicated.  It does not require laws to be passed.  It simply requires that users and providers of arbitration be more innovative in fashioning an excellent arbitration process for each dispute instead of applying a one-size-fits all approach.  Topics addressed in the presentation include:

  • Commercial Arbitration’s Roots Commercial Arbitration vs. State Judicial Systems
  • Arbitrator Selection
  • Curtailing Discovery
  • Time Limitations
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Final Offer Arbitration
  • Form of Award  

M Scott Donahey, Arbitrator and Mediator Palo Alto, CA

The AAA does not offer CLE in any jurisdiction for our on-demand programs, but you may be able to use a copy of the certificate available at the conclusion of the course to submit for CLE credit on your own (we recommend that you confirm availability of CLE in your jurisdiction for this type of course).