WHEN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS MOVE ONLINE,  DOES ETIQUETTE STILL MATTER?
202005.14
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WHEN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS MOVE ONLINE, DOES ETIQUETTE STILL MATTER?

The legal profession has always been rooted in tradition, but because of the current state of social distancing, online video communication is upending old norms. This in turn, is propelling the implementation of new norms, and new etiquette for online video communications. In the legal profession decorum matters. Judges dress in black robes, while lawyers,…

COVID-19: FINAL OFFER ARBITRATION IS ONE SOLUTION FOR LITIGANTS
202005.08
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COVID-19: FINAL OFFER ARBITRATION IS ONE SOLUTION FOR LITIGANTS

As state and federal court closures continue and pending civil trial dates vanish, arbitration, especially final offer arbitration, may emerge as an efficient, fair solution to a court backlog that is otherwise likely to increase massively. What are the advantages of final offer arbitration? Firstly, in this form of arbitration, the arbitrator’s discretion is limited…