June 11, 2015
Reading Between the Lines: The ABCs of Arbitration for New Practitioners
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division
Spotlight on JAMS Speaker Hon. Nancy Holtz (Ret.), Program Co-Chair
While much has been made of the disappearing jury trial, the number of disputes settled through arbitration continues to increase. Today, lawyers are likely to find contractual language requiring them to arbitrate in virtually every legal context.
Arbitrations, although billed as a more efficient and economical means for resolving disputes than traditional litigation, are often no less complex for practitioners than arguing their clients' cases in the courtroom. As the trend toward the use of arbitration clauses increases, advocates of all experience levels will need some familiarity with this evolving means of dispute resolution in order to effectively build and argue their clients' cases -- regardless of the ultimate forum.
Join the Young Lawyers Division and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for a panel of experienced arbitrators and practitioners who will guide the colloquy through the key steps of the arbitration process, and highlight the often unforeseen differences between representing your client in front of an arbitrator as opposed to in front of a judge or jury.
A brief Q&A session and networking reception to follow.
June 11, 2015
Massachusetts Bar Association
20 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
For additional information and to register, please visit
the Massachusetts Bar Association website.