Is Arbitration "Fair"?
12 PM GMT
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Arbitration has traditionally been promoted as a means to increase the efficiency and speed of adjudication while preserving fairness. But critics are increasingly questioning the fairness claim—particularly in the realm of consumer contracts. This potentially impairs the reputation of all ADR processes in the public eye.
In an upcoming 75-minute CLE webinar, a distinguished panel of law professors will explore the issue of fairness in arbitration from differing points of view. They will address questions such as:
· When does arbitration provide more or less fairness than litigation?
· When is arbitration more or less costly than litigation?
· How can arbitrators increase fairness without increasing costs or reduce costs without reducing fairness?
· Realistically, what is the likely future direction of arbitration in light of recent case law and business trends?
The panel will also update you on a new rulemaking initiative by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (a government agency created after the 2008 financial crisis with a mission to protect consumers).
Arbitrators, arbitration lawyers, and all others with an interest in the fairness, reputation, and future of ADR will not want to miss this timely program.
January 23, 2017
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