Arbitration Advocacy Institute
The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s inaugural Arbitration Advocacy Institute is a one-day, virtual workshop for attorney-arbitrators that will provide coaching on mechanics, technology and professionalism to help Florida attorneys boost their arbitration advocacy skills. Attendees will increase their knowledge of the arbitration process from beginning to end—distinct from mediation and litigation—and participate in virtual clinics for diverse arbitration practice areas. Skilled presenters will demonstrate effective and ethical techniques that will enable participants to reach the highest levels of advocacy in arbitration. The prestigious faculty includes representatives from the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the American Health Lawyers Association and JAMS in addition to some of Florida’s most experienced attorney-arbitrators.8.5 hours General Credit, 1 of which is Technology, 1 of which is Professionalism. 1.5 additional credits are available via a separate Zoom link provided after registration, with a different course number.
8:45 AM - 9:00 AMOpening RemarksOscar Sanchez, Esq.
9:00 AM - 9:50 AMDrafting Enforceable Arbitration Clauses: A Lawyer’s PerspectiveJohn H. Rooney, Jr., Esq.
9:50 AM - 10:40 AMSuccessfully Navigating the Waters in Four Administered Arbitration Proceedings: Tips for Smooth Sailing” American Arbitration Association (AAA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and JAMS.Geoffrey Drucker, Esq., AHLA
Emily Cabrera, Esq., JAMS
Rebecca Storrow, Ph.D., AAA
Manly Ray, FINRA
10:40 AM - 10:55 AMBreak
10:55 AM - 11:45 AMModeling the Initial Prehearing Conference and Scheduling Conference: Establishing Protocols, Procedures, and Shaping the Entire Arbitration ProcessGlenn J. Waldman, Esq. -Arbitrator
Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Esq.
Kenneth W. Waterway, Esq.
Sandy Myers, Esq.
11:45 AM - 1:00 PMBreakout Rooms- Zoom Link to Be Provided
1:00 PM - 1:50 PMLunch & LearnAll Panelists
1:50 PM - 2:40 PMDiscovery in ArbitrationGill S. Freeman, Esq.
Patricia H. Thompson, Esq.
2:40 PM - 3:30 PMHow Do You Know Your Arbitration is International?Clarissa Rodriguez, Esq.
Kristin Drecktrah Paz, Esq.
Omar Ibrahem, Esq.
Katherine Sanoja, Esq.
3:30 PM - 3:50 PMBreak
3:50 PM - 4:40 PMTechnology and Professionalism in Virtual Arbitrations: Challenges and SolutionsMeah Tell, Esq.
Christina Magee, Esq.
4:40 PM - 5:45 PMHot Tubbing Expert Witnesses (Concurrent Testimony) – a Role PlayBen Patrick, Esq.
Melinda Gentile, Esq.
Deborah Mastin, Esq.
Michael D’Onofrio, Capital Project Management, Inc.
Amanda Amadon, Ankura
5:45 PM - 6:00 PMLearning Objectives and EvaluationsDeborah Mastin, Esq.
Meah Tell, Esq.
|1 Technology CLE
1 of which may be applied towards Professionalism
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