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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: ARBITRATION INITIATION

1.1 Illustrative Arbitration Clause
1.2 Arbitration Demand
1.3 Response to the Arbitration Demand

CHAPTER 2: PANEL SELECTION

2.1 Sample Arbitration Clause Language for Panel Formation
2.2 Alternatives for Umpire Selection
2.3 “Disinterested” Arbitrators
2.4 Disclosure Statements
ARIAS•U.S. Sample Form 2.1: Umpire Questionnaire

CHAPTER 3: THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

3.1 Pre-Meeting Conference Call
3.2 Site of the Organizational Meeting
3.3 Statement Submitted to the Panel Before the Organizational Meeting
3.4 Identification of Issues to Be Arbitrated
3.5 Organizational Meeting Attendance
3.6 Panel Disclosures
3.7 Formal Acceptance of Panel
3.8 Confidentiality
3.9 Ex Parte Communications
3.10 Scheduling
3.11 Party Stipulations
3.12 Interim Disputes
3.13 Miscellaneous Issues
ARIAS•U.S. Sample Form 3.1: Agenda for the Organizational Meeting
ARIAS•U.S. Sample Form 3.2: Hold Harmless Agreement
ARIAS•U.S. Sample Form 3.3: Confidentiality Agreement

CHAPTER 4: INTERIM AWARDS, DISCOVERY AND BRIEFING

4.1 Discovery Schedule
4.2 Use of Expert Witnesses
4.3 Pre-Hearing Briefs
4.4 Interim Awards
ARIAS•U.S. Sample Form 4.1: Scheduling Order
ARIAS•U.S. Sample Form 4.2: Pre-Hearing Security Order

CHAPTER 5: HEARING AND AWARD

5.1 Pre-Hearing Conference Call
5.2 Proposed Form of Order
5.3 The Final Award
5.4 A “Reasoned” Award
5.5 Post-Hearing Contact with the Arbitration Panel

CHAPTER 6: STREAMLINED ARBITRATION PROCEDURES

6.1 Organizational Meeting by Telephone
6.2 Streamlined Discovery
6.3 Streamlined Hearing