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CIAS Fall Symposium: Virtual War Room on Hybrid and Virtual Arbitrations

CIAS Fall Symposium: Virtual War Room on Hybrid and Virtual Arbitrations

Presented by the Charlotte International Arbitration Society

CLE Reception Seminar Workshop Webinar Credit: CLE & Technology Credits Available
Join Shelby R. Grubbs, J.D., FCIArb and other experienced arbitrators and counselors for a presententation of how-to's for hybrid and virtual arbitrations for success in the Virtual War Room!

The international arbitration community pivoted quickly to remote and virtual proceedings in response to the global pandemic--and commercial business clients liked what they saw regarding the possibilities of  handling their disputes effectively, efficiently, and quickly in the virtual environment.

This seminar provides practical "how-tos" on handling various components of the dispute resolution process, and serves as a toolkit for those find themselves practicing in a hybrid or totally virtual environment.


Morning Session | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Introduction | Mica Worthy - Cranfill Sumner LLP
  • Virtual mediation | Steve Dunn - Miles Mediation
  • Filing and Initiation of Virtual Arbitration | Chris Campbell, Baker Hughes | Marek Krasula - International Court of Arbitration
  • Selecting Your Arbitrator + Initial Conference with Arbitral Panel | Deborah Hylton - Hylton ADR Services
Lunch provided for in-person attendees

Afternoon Session | 1:30 - 4:00 PM
  • Information Exchange and Discovery issues in virtual world | Demian Betz - Wells Fargo | Russ Ferguson - Womble Bond Dickinson
  • The Virtual Hearing and Submissions | Shelby R. Grubbs, J.D., FCIArb - JAMS Atlanta, Grubbs ADR & USCIB Southeast Subcommittee
  • Concluding remarks | Hon. Chase Saunders
Social event to follow for those attending in person

Please note, registration is required for the event for security purposes and Zoom admission. Guests attending in-person must be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the event. Masks are also required while in common spaces. In person gathering limitations or mask requirements will be updated in accordance with CDC guidance and/or state and county mask ordinances.

Featured People

Shelby R. Grubbs, J.D., FCIArb
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Employment/ERISA
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Maritime & Admiralty Law
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, and other Torts
  • Government/ Public Agency
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