Arbitration - Do's and Don'ts

Posted on 4 May, 2015 at 17:25

Arbitration is very much like litigation - without all the formalities of civil litigation. That is, you do not have to appear in court before a judge and motion practice is very much limited. Due to the less formal nature of arbitration, many attorneys do not treat arbitration with the same intensity as they treat formal litigation. This is a major mistake committed by many attorneys handling an arbitration matter.

An experienced arbitration attorney understand the necessity of filing critical motions when the opportunity arises and when it would successfully aid in the arbitration matter. Arbitration attorneys, if required, know how to secure vital witnesses to testify at the arbitration hearing. Moreover, attorneys experienced in arbitration proceedings know that having conferences with the client in preparation for the arbitration hearing is of vital importance.

Unfortunately, many attorneys take on an arbitration case and then "wing it" because it lacks the formalities of litigation. Needless to say, this is a bad practice. Your arbitration attorney should aggressively pursue your arbitration case during all phases of this litigation. 


Written by:   Alexandra Siskopoulos, Esq.

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