On June 25, 2020, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section co-sponsored with JAMS a live webinar featuring an interactive mock virtual arbitration of a commercial dispute. The Hon. Ariel E. Belen, arbitrator/mediator at JAMS and former Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, led advocates and parties through a hypothetical virtual arbitration using an online platform (Zoom). Due to travel restrictions and social distancing imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, conducting arbitration by videoconference has emerged as an attractive solution to move forward with a pending arbitration, rather than submitting the case on the papers or postponing the hearing to a future date. In light of this recent trend, the one-hour webinar aimed at providing an opportunity to explore attorneys’ most pressing questions and concerns regarding remote arbitration and offered first-hand exposure to the online hearing environment.
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NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Newsletter
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