Imposing Sanctions in Arbitration - Just How Far Can You Go

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Session ID: 15PRW021

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General $75.00
AAA Panelist $65.00

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Recorded Webinar

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    Always Available
  • Duration

    Self Paced
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Faculty and Summary

Stanley Sklar
Stanley P. Sklar

Dispute Resolution Services
Chicago, IL

J. Timothy Eaton
J. Timothy Eaton

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Chicago, IL

60 minutes

Traditionally, the matter of sanctions in arbitration has been a murky one. While the courts have wielded largely unrestricted power to enforce rules and orders, the authority of arbitrators to impose sanctions has usually been circumscribed by the terms of the contract or arbitration agreement, or remains unaddressed by institutional rules. Recently, however, the “rules of engagement” insofar as sanctions are concerned have undergone a significant shift about which neutrals and advocates must be fully informed.

During this 60-minute recorded webinar, a pair of distinguished arbitration experts will discuss and answer the following questions—

  • As an arbitrator, how and to what extent am I permitted to impose sanctions on parties?
  • Are we limited by the rules or the arbitration clause?
  • Are there inherent powers?
  • How have reviewing courts responded to sanctions imposed during an arbitration?
  • As an advocate, what are the limits on representing a client before exposure to sanctions by the Panel?

Listening to this presentation will provide you with a more complete understanding of sanctions in arbitration, the “rules of engagement” in arbitration, and zealous advocacy.

WHO WOULD BENEIFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Arbitrators, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in the dynamics of the arbitration process.

What others are saying about this presentation...

"Excellent practical advice regarding the awarding of sanctions including reviewing all relevant AAA rules dealing with sanctions."

"This webinar was excellent.  The speakers were clear, the materials were helpful and the topic was instructive."

"Once again AAA shines with its top notch well organized and fairly priced educational offering. Well done!"

"One of the best AAA webinars I have attended."

"Excellent practical advice on parameters for authorized use of sanctions to manage a case."

"Very practical advice from very experienced arbitrators; everyone should hear this before issuing sanctions."

"It was a good learning experience on a topic that is not often encountered."


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

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