Above the Fray: Ethical Issues for Advocates & Neutrals in Arbitration (Webinar)

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Many disputes are heard in arbitration rather than in court. The procedural rules for each proceeding differ depending on the arbitration agreement, the arbitral forum, the jurisdiction in which arbitration occurs and the governing law.

Lawyers representing clients and neutrals serving as arbitrators need to meet their duties of competence in navigating the maze of principles that impact how the arbitration will proceed and be decided. In addition, advocates and arbitrators have additional duties as to communication, diligence, conflicts and confidentiality with unique features in arbitration. The obligations of advocates to assure that clients are represented effectively includes understanding the nuances of arbitration practice and adequately vetting potential arbitrators. Neutrals have a paramount duty to be sure the process is fair, confidential and free of bias.

Through hypothetical examples, we will review some common issues and how to address them.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in ethics.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit in ethics/professionalism.

This webinar will be presented using Zoom, a free videoconferencing service. For more information on Zoom, please visit the Zoom Support page.