Arbitration Overview CLE
Arbitration Overview by an Arbitrator



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Course Description

This program was recorded on December 23, 2020

An overview of the Arbitration process in the U.S. Start with the premise that arbitration is a creature of contract, and as such is favored by the courts. There are statutory underpinnings that provide additional substance and authority to the process. Overall it is similar to litigation, but the differences are significant, both in procedure and underlying policy. Learn what it is about from an experienced arbitrator.

James R. Lussier
James R. Lussier, a shareholder in the Orlando law firm of Mateer Harbert, P.A., concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, business law, media law, eminent domain and general civil litigation (IP, trade secrets, real estate, contracts, landlord-tenant and construction). Practicing for over 37 years, he has handled cases at the trial and appellate stages in these areas, as well as represented clients before regulatory bodies and in arbitration. He serves as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

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  1. Difference between Mediation,
  2. Binding and Non-Binding Arbitration
  3. Arbitration – creature of contract
  4. Arbitration – efficiency, lower cost
  5. Law Governing
  6. Federal Arbitration Act
  7. Florida Arbitration Code
  8. The Arbitration Agreement
  9. Compel or avoid arbitration
  10. Creature of contract
  11. Clause drafting Clause interpreting – Courts v. Arbitrator
  12. Arbitration Case Management
  13. Single Arbitrator v. Panel
  14. Multiple parties/third party claims
  15. Discovery in Arbitration
  16. Rules v. Contract
  17. Depositions
  18. Experts
  19. E-discovery
  20. Litigation Hold
  21. Motion Practice
  22. Discovery
  23. Dispositive; Summary Judgment
  24. Who rules and how? A hearing?
  25. Evidence
  26. Relaxed rules
  27. Admitted? – most likely
  28. Effective? – depends
  29. Final Hearing
  30. Witnesses – subpoenas, location; order
  31. Location
  32. Technology
  33. Award
  34. Standard
  35. Reasoned
  36. Prevailing party
  37. Fees and costs
  38. Appeals – Limited Grounds
  39. Enforcement
  40. Convert to judgment
  41. Attorney fees