Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Join me 1/19 for Arbitration Backlash CLE webinar

This month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its third decision in the last four years upholding private-party contracts to arbitrate rather than to litigate disputes. Arbitration, however, continues to be attacked by media and government despite being an effective ADR method to resolve disputes and control the rising cost of trying lawsuits. Federal law supports and governs the practice through the Federal Arbitration Act. To be enforceable, a clause must provide a meaningful opportunity for redress, and courts review contractual provisions for fundamental fairness. Because the litigation system has become so expensive, arbitration is often the preferred forum for disputes involving amounts in controversy for which litigation of claims is uneconomical. Next month, UWWM will feature this topic in its complimentary webinar entitled, Arbitration Backlash. Arbitrators Lawrence Kolin and Brandon Peters, along with our guest Phil Calandrino, will explore the backlash against arbitration and remind attendees of the origins and benefits of this dispute resolution process. This content is designed for trial lawyers who represent clients in arbitration and for attorneys who use arbitration clauses in contracts. Attending our complimentary Webinar will entitle you to 1 hour of General CLE credit, pending with The Florida Bar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining us Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST We look forward to your attendance! See registration information here--