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Credibility Concerns About Virtual Arbitration Are Unfounded

Hon. Wayne D. Brazil (Ret.)
Hon. Wayne D. Brazil (Ret.)
JAMS Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Published May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing a stressed legal community to assess the pros and cons of conducting arbitrations by videoconference. Lawyers or arbitrators who suggest conducting hearings by videoconference are getting a lot of pushback — much of which is rooted in fear that videoconferencing will compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests.

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