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Prehearing Issues Raised by Virtual Hearings of FINRA Arbitrations

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has made significant changes to the arbitration process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 25, 2020, FINRA initially postponed all in-person arbitrations scheduled through May 31, 2020. Subsequent announcements have extended these adjournments through April 30, 2021, unless all parties and arbitrators agree to proceed via an in-person hearing. FINRA has indicated that it is reviewing whether or not to resume in-person hearings on a location-by-location basis and will...

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Arbitration Conversation No. 54: Canadian Arbitrator Myriam M. Seers, Senior Associate at Torys LLP

In this episode of The Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Myriam Seers, an experienced arbitrator and Vice-Chair of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee. They discuss how technology tools can be leveraged to change the way disputes are resolved, as well around the types of disputes that arise in the technology space, and what needs to change in order to make dispute resolution tools accessible for smaller technology disputes

By Myriam Seers, Amy Schmitz

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