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Written by Judge Abraham J. Gafni unless otherwise noted

2017

September 2017: Does Your Dispute ‘Arise Under’ or ‘Relate To’ the Arbitration Agreement

August 2017: The Power of Apology in Mediation – by Hon. Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

July 2017: Seeking Clarification of an Ambiguous Arbitration Award

June 2017: High Court Rejects State Exception to Federal Arbitration Act – by Hon. Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

May 2017: Consequences of Breaching the Arbitration Agreement

April 2017: Debunking Arbitration, Mediation Myths in Health Care Litigation

March 2017: Avoiding Delay in Bifurcated Arbitration

January 2017: Six Arbitration Agreements – And No Arbitration

January 2017: Improving Access to Private Mediation for LEP Persons – by Hon. Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

2016

November 2016: What Happens if the Arbitral Forum or Arbitrator is Unavailable?

September 2016: What if the Party is Unable or Unwilling to Pay for Arbitration?

September 2016: What Litigators Should Know About the Mediation Process – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

August 2016: The Use of Mediation for Construction Accidents – by Ronald Sherr, Esq.

July 2016: Waiving and Reviving the Right to Arbitrate Disputes

May 2016: Unwittingly Submitting to Mandatory Arbitration Provision

April 2016: ADR in Medical Malpractice Cases – by Judge Thomas A. Wallitsch (Ret.)

April 2016: Converting Conflict to Resolution in Fractious Families – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

March 2016: Frivolous Arbitration – May Attorney Fees Be Awarded

January 2016: Can Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Ever Be Stricken

January 2016: Mediating, Judging With Pro Se Parties – A Balancing Act – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

2015

December 2015: Losing the Right to Arbitrate by Engaging in Litigation

October 2015: Can Unconscionable Arb Provisions Be Waived and Severed

August 2015: Rights and Obligations of Nonsignatories in Arbitration Part II

June 2015: Rights and Obligations of Nonsignatories in Arbitration Part I

April 2015: Don’t Ignore the Details of the Arbitration Agreement

February 2015: Who Decides Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel in Arbitration

The Cost Effectiveness of Mediation – by Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

An Insurance Tragedy – by Philip Hof, Esq.

Upgrade Your Case from Mediation to Guaranteed Settlement – by Philip Hof, Esq.

2014

November 2014: Explaining Waiver of Court Trial in Arbitration Agreements

September 2014: Ruling Shows Difficulty Establishing Arbitrator Partiality

July 2014: Should Arbitration Agreements Fix the Time for the Award

May 2014: Will a Court Ever Order Discovery in Aid of Mediation

March 2014: When Do Superseding Contracts Impact the Right to Arbitrate

January 2014: Are There Restrictions on the Arbitrator Serving as Mediator

2013

December 2013: When Are Arbitration Agreements Preempted by the FAA

October 2013: Do Arbitrators Have Power to Exclude Relevant Evidence

June 2013: Are There Limits to an Arbitrator’s Award of Interest

April 2013: Considering the Mediation Privilege in Awarding Legal Fees

2012

December 2012: Beware of Waiving the Mediation Communications Privilege

August 2012: Mandatory Mediation – Avoiding Pitfalls by Complying With the Agreement

June 2012: Considering Unavailability When Drafting Arbitration Agreements

April 2012: Pretrial Discovery From Non-Parties in Arbitration Under State Law

February 2012: Pretrial Discovery of Documents From Non-Parties in Arbitration

2011

December 2011: Considering How to Approach Opening Statements in Mediation

October 2011: Does the Mediation Privilege Apply in Legal Malpractice Cases

August 2011: Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Arbitration – Part 2

April 2011: Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel & Arbitration

February 2011: ‘Baseball Arbitration’ and the Trial of Socrates

 

Newsletters

2017

September 2017: Panelist to donate portion of fees to Pediatric Cancer Research

September 2017: Lawyer of the Year and TLE Litigation Summit

August 2017: The Power of Apology in Mediation

July 2017: Seeking Clarification of an Ambiguous Arbitration Award

May 2017: Debunking Arbitration Mediation Myths in Health Care Litigation

April 2017: Avoiding Delay in Bifurcated Arbitration

March 2017: Twenty-four years of serving the legal community newsletter

February 2017: Six Arbitration Agreements And No Arbitration

January 2017: Improving Access to Private Mediation for Limited English Proficient Persons

2016

November 2016: What Happens if the Arbitral Forum or Arbitrator is Unavailable

September 2016: What if the Party is Unable or Unwilling to Pay for Arbitration

August 2016: The Use of Mediation for Construction Accidents

July 2016: Waiving and Reviving the Right to Arbitrate

May 2016: Converting Conflict to Resolution in Fractious Families

April 2016: ADR in Medical Malpractice cases newsletter

January 2016: Announcements, Articles and Accolades

Edward Gray joins ADR Options Panel

Michael Brophy & James O’Connor join ADR Options Panel

2015

August 2015: New Fee Schedules and Neutrals

June 2015: Welcome Judge Stephanie H. Klein (Ret.)

May 2015: What do you gain from a Mock Trial

March 2015: Robert Seiferth

January 2015: Hon. G. Craig Lord (Ret.)

How ADR can help your clients

2014

November 2014: Philadelphia Nationwide Recognition for ADR Options

July 2014: Top in Customer Satisfaction

March 2014: 22nd Year of Resolving Disputes

2012

August 2012: Announcing P. Douglas Sisk, Esq.

February 2012: Hon. Joseph Van Jura (Ret.)

January 2012: Hon. Robert A. Freedberg (Ret.)

2011

December 2011: Domenic Sbrocchi, Esquire

September 2011: Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. (Ret.)

June 2011: Philip M. Hof, Esquire