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Panel Dynamics - Staying On Course When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Session ID: 15PRW037

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    Always Available
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    Self Paced
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Price (USD)
General $95.00
AAA Panelist $85.00

Online Course

Recorded Webinar

Faculty and Summary

John Boyce
John K.Boyce , III

Law Office of John K. Boyce III
San Antonio, TX

Hon. Richard Markus
Hon. Richard M.Markus

Private Judicial Services, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

90 Minutes

Any dispute resolution professional knows that there are dynamics unique to arbitrators working together on arbitration panels. These dynamics often set the tone for the management of the parties to the arbitration as well as the hearing itself. In an ideal world, the process will unfold without incident. But, often, things don’t go as planned, and how you address unforeseen circumstances may set the stage for the success or failure of the arbitration.

This 90-minute recorded webinar initially explores the ideal practices for chairing as well as serving on an arbitration panel from the standpoint of intrapanel relations. Then, the program addresses the problems that may arise when issues between the panel members result in departure from those best practices. These disruptive issues are examined in the following contexts:

  • What it means to be chair/serve on a panel
  • Communications with parties
  • Issuing ruling/orders
  • Panel deliberations
  • Panel involvement in resolving challenges to the continued service of a panelist
  • How to handle a dominating panelist
  • Unique ethical issues with Canon X arbitrators

and more.

By viewing this presentation you will acquire an understanding of the best practices that govern any panel and take away practical advice from experienced practitioners on how to navigate through intrapanel issues that can threaten the effectiveness of the arbitration process.

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

What others are saying about this presentation...

"The subject matter was really on-point, and should have been most helpful to arbitrators who have had a minimal amount of experience. In addition the discussions strengthened and confirmed the knowledge of more experienced arbitrators.  The presenters offered knowledge that has arisen out of real-life experiences --experiences that all arbitrators will ultimately encounter."

"Great insight for first time Panel members."

"This was one of the best AAA webinars I've attended. The presenters were knowledgeable and gave very helpful points."

"This was a well-balanced presentation by well qualified arbitrators. I look forward to their next presentation."

"Excellent practical roadmap of how panel members can be encouraged to work together efficiently, that will serve the parties well and help protect the award from attack."

^ 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

If you purchase this recorded webinar you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the course.  You will click the course link in that email or copy and paste the link into your browser to launch the course.  


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.