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Coronavirus (COVID-19) May Hasten Arbitration Technology Boom

As the world grapples with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, some in the arbitration community have begun questioning whether lawyers’ increased reliance on technology like videoconferencing during the crisis could help kickstart a more permanent movement.

The emergence of COVID-19 has turned the lives of many people upside down, a fate that arbitration lawyers haven’t escaped. While many hearings in arbitrations and related court proceedings have been postponed, there’s no telling how long the crisis will continue, and it’s unlikely these proceedings will stay on hold for more than a few weeks.

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