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COVID-19’s Continued Impact on ADR Providers: The Key Institutions Update Us on Plans for the Future

This article first appeared on the Securities Arbitration Alert (SAA) Blog here. The COVID-19 pandemic hit all Americans in many ways, and the legal and alternative dispute resolution systems were no exceptions. About a year ago the Alert surveyed the major national ADR institutions to gather information on how they were coping. With the vaccination program well under way, we thought it was a good time to check back in, with a focus on the future. Hard to...

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Arbitration Conversation No. 57: Independent Arbitrator Julie G. Hopkins from Calgary, Canada

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Independent Arbitrator Julie G. Hopkins from Calgary, Canada. Julie has decided matters ranging from disputes under asset purchase agreements to appeals of election results under a First Nation’s election code, as well as serving as an unjust dismissal adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code. She is also an instructor and course director for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course, which is aimed at experienced arbitrators and arbitration counsel.

They discuss Julie’s paper with Daniel Urbas entitled “Virtual Practice Makes Virtually Perfect – Practical Considerations for Virtual Hearings Identified through Simulations with Experienced Counsel and Arbitrators” including lessons learned from leading arbitration/advocacy professionals from across North America.

By Julie Hopkins, Amy Schmitz

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