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Professionalism, Preparation, and Effective Representation of Clients in Non-Binding Arbitration

December 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Presented by Jeffrey Adelman, Leonore Greller, and Meah Rothman Tell. This program is part of an ongoing CLE series on non-binding arbitration hosted by the ADR and Trial Lawyers Sections of The Florida Bar. Course number 8187 is approved for 1 CLE; 1 Civil Trial certification credit. ADR and Trial Lawyers Section members register for only $65. REGISTER

More and more cases are being referred by the courts to mandatory non-binding arbitration. This presentation will focus on arbitration advocates’ professionalism, preparation, and effective representation of clients in non-binding arbitration.  These advocacy “tips” are designed to assist attorneys in navigating the non-binding arbitration process to best represent their clients while maintaining their professionalism throughout the process.

Jeffrey Adelman, Esq.
Leonore Greller, Esq.
Meah Rothman Tell, Esq.

12:00 PM – 12:05 PM
Introduction of the Topic and the Speakers and logistics for posting questions during the webinar

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM
Professionalism matters. Guidelines for Professionalism. Arbitrator Responsibilities to the Court and the Arbitration Process– Rules 11.050 and 11.060. Understanding how professionalism and arbitration benefits your client. Virtual arbitrations. Green arbitrations. Dealing with self-represented parties. Are both parties present?

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM
Pre-arbitration issues. Selecting the arbitrator or use court-appointed arbitrator. Pre-arbitration conferences. Written summaries of case

12:20 PM – 2:40 PM
Preparation is key. From case management orders to meticulous presentations. Provide the arbitrator with the information they need to render an award in favor of your client, including providing case law. Use of affidavits, live testimony, reports, depositions

12:40 PM – 12:55 PM
Other Advocacy Tips for Effective Representation. Know the rules, statutes, local administrative orders and policies. Make it clear what relief you are seeking. What type of award you are seeking (simple, reasoned or full award)

12:55 PM – 1:00 PM
Questions and Answers