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Nonbinding Arbitration Hearings: Learn How or Get Left Behind!

January 22, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Zoom Webinar

Live Zoom webinar presented by Christopher M. Shulman and Rodney G. Romano. This program is part of an ongoing series on non-binding arbitration hosted by the ADR and Trial Lawyers Sections of The Florida Bar. Course number 8190 is approved for 2 CLE; 2 Civil Trial certification credits. ADR and Trial Lawyers Section members register for only $65. REGISTER

Courts are increasingly sending Circuit and County Civil matters to nonbinding arbitration under Fla. Stat. § 44.103 and Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.820. Yet, relatively few attorneys have much, if any, experience representing clients in this forum. This presentation, which is one of a 4-part series presented by the Florida Bar ADR Section, is intended to orient counsel to process, showing: (a) a short pre-hearing conference with the arbitrator; (b) a nonbinding arbitration hearing itself; and (c) a glimpse into the arbitrator’s deliberations and award.

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

10:05 AM – 10:15 AM
Prehearing Conference between arbitrator and counsel

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Nonbinding Arbitration Hearing: arbitrator convenes; each counsel makes presentations

10:55 AM – 11:08 AM
Posthearing arbitrator deliberation and explanation of award

11:08 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A by attendees as to hearing and arbitrator tasks

  • Discussion of handout materials
  • Arbitration Guidelines Documents (both presenters’)
  • Additional discussion regarding attorney prep and presentation (time permitting)
  • Conclusion