Navigating the Evidence & Discovery Roadmap in Arbitration

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Session ID: 16PRW001

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Faculty and Summary

Edward Ellis
Edward T.Ellis

Philadelphia, PA

Richard Seymour
Richard T.Seymour

Washington, DC

90 Minutes

Arbitration is less formal than litigation, and arbitrators are not required to follow the rules of evidence. At the same time, many of the rules of evidence are grounded in the fundamental question—equally applicable to arbitration—of whether a particular item of evidence is reliable, and of the weight it should be given. Evidentiary objections can be important, as they alert the arbitrator to problems with any specific item of evidence.

This 90-minute webinar will focus on the following:

  • recent developments in the law of evidence;
  • whether a party risks vacatur when it successfully opposes discovery or asks for the exclusion of evidence;
  • the role of e-discovery in arbitration;
  • the expansion of discovery if dispositive motions are to be filed;
  • best practices for counsel and arbitrators;
  • strategies for preparing a case in arbitration and how the arbitrator’s rulings on relevance and hearsay may have a significant impact on the outcome of the case.

The ground rules pertaining to evidence in arbitration can be unexpected for those not familiar with the arbitral environment. This webinar can provide clarity to advocates planning their evidentiary case in arbitration, and arbitrators looking to shore up the foundation of their evidentiary rulings.

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

What others are saying about this presentation...

Excellent speakers.  Lots of good practical tips.

Excellent program for people with little knowledge of the AAA arbitration process as it relates to discovery.

 "Bravo Zulu!""  US Navy talk for Well Done!

 Definitely worthwhile for those people who are new to the arbitration process and a decent overall review for arbitrators.

 A very insightful and educational webinar that is a "must" for arbitrators!

Very helpful for both beginning arbitrators and advocates, and those with much experience.

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

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