Arbitration Tips-N-Tools (TNT): Round 7

In this round of Arbitration Tips-N-Tools, Professor Amy Schmitz asks some of the leading arbitration practitioners about drafting Stepped Processes in an Online Environment, especially in a digital world and faced with the complexities of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Round 7: What are your 3 top tips and/or tools with respect to drafting Stepped Processes in an Online Environment – especially in the digital era and complexities of Covid?

Linda A. Michler – 

Step 1 – Before determining any processes in a two–step mediation and arbitration (med-arb) start with contemplating whether it is a good idea for you as the ADR professional to assume the role of mediator and then as arbitrator. Think carefully about the inherent drawbacks.  For a more detailed analysis of this issue, see here

Stay tuned for more Arbitration TNT by Prof. Amy Schmitz coming your way next week…..

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Linda Michler

Linda A. Michler is an arbitrator and mediator and may be reached at 412.854.4315/ 412. 480.1731 or on-line at www.nadn.org/linda-michler She is licensed in PA, NY and NC and is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and is on the roster of the American Health Law Association’s Dispute…

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Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz is the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. From 2016-2021 Professor Schmitz was the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution.…

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