Preparing Your Arbitration Disclosures: What to Include in Your Disclosure Letter

Session ID: 18PRW001

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Faculty and Summary

William Hartsfield
William Hartsfield

Hamilton & Hartsfield, P.C
Dallas, TX

21 Minutes

There is an ongoing obligation on the part of arbitrators to disclose all information regarding involvement with any of the parties or their counsel, including any financial interest in the outcome of the arbitration. How else can the parties make an informed decision as to whether an arbitrator is impartial and fit to serve? Disclosure may lead to disqualification, but the fallout from failure to reveal information that could result in a perception of conflict of interest could have far greater impact—possible vacatur of an award and the creation of doubt as to your reputation as an arbitrator.

What are the issues involved and what should your disclosures include? This webinar takes a comprehensive look at the areas you should consider when preparing your disclosures, including the following:

  • making sure you are in compliance with both ethical and legal standards;
  • putting yourself in the shoes of the parties when considering what to disclose;
  • how general contacts as well as industry contacts affect disclosure;
  • your prior service as an arbitrator, advocate, expert, or other role;
  • firm clients in the same industry;
  • family contacts and social media;
  • your investments;

and more.

This webinar is for arbitrators, mediators, and other dispute resolution professionals; anyone contemplating a future as an arbitrator or mediator; service providers; case managers; and academics.

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

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