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Vacatur and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards

Session ID: 16PRW042

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    Always Available
  • Duration

    Self Paced
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General $80.00
AAA Panelist $70.00

Online Course

Recorded Webinar

Faculty and Summary

Stanley Sklar
Stanley P. Sklar

Dispute Resolution Services
Chicago, IL

James Reiman
James Reiman

Evanston, IL

60 Minutes

A party who is dissatisfied with the result of an arbitration proceeding will sometimes seek to have a court “vacate” or set aside the award. What can you do to reduce the likelihood that an award will be vacated? This 60-minute recorded webinar examines the elements of an effective and enforceable arbitration award. It addresses the ethical obligations of arbitrators to disclose all potentially disqualifiable facts and the duties of an arbitrator to issue an award in timely fashion. The presenters also review the  components of an award that are critical to it being confirmed and enforced, and issues (and omissions) that have historically proven problematic.

Specific statutes and rules that are discussed are—

  • the Federal Arbitration Act;
  • California, New York, Illinois, and Florida arbitration acts;
  • the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the “New York Convention”);
  • the Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (the “Panama Convention”). 

Rules to be discussed include—

  • the American Arbitration Association Commercial Rules (2013);
  • the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Dispute Resolution Procedures (2014); and
  • the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (2010).

What others are saying about this presentation...

The program provided a focused approach regarding issues that consistently arise during arbitrations.

This program is proactive in that it informs one in advance of the hearing what to anticipate could result in all your good work in the hearing and award going awry.

This webinar addresses issues important for arbitrators to keep in mind while processing each and every case.

Good road map of how to organize yourself for protecting your award.

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

^ 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 requirement.   

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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.


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