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PRIVATE ARBITRATION UPDATE

6 Hours of CLE Credit for Arizona Attorneys and Most Other Attorneys* Satisfies 2016 Arbitrator Continuing Education (“ACE”) Credit for American Arbitration Association Arbitrators 6 Hours of Ethics Credit for Arizona Attorneys

November 10, 2016 8a-5p, Beus Center for Law and Society W.P. Carey Armstrong Foundation Great Hall

Private, commercial arbitration remains a popular and common form of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), particularly in “Business to Business” (“B2B”) disputes in almost all major industries. While the 1925 Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) is alive and well and applies in all 50 states, 21 states also adopted the 1955 Uniform Arbitration Act (“UAA”), drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”), and 18 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2000 NCCUSL Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (the “RUAA”), which substantially updates and modernizes arbitration law and practice in those states that enacted it, including the Southwestern States of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.

First offered as an Arizona CLE program in 1999, Private Arbitration Update is a popular CLE program that has been attended by thousands of lawyers in its original and periodic “encore” presentations and updates. Its newest, updated iteration now moves to the brand new Arizona Center for Law and Society and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law as a Southwest Regional Symposium on Private Arbitration Law and Practice. While the program focuses primarily on recent Arizona Appellate and Supreme Court cases addressing Arizona state’s RUAA and UAA, Arizona’s RUAA court cases are also relevant to attorneys and arbitrators in other states that adopted the RUAA because the RUAA provides, in relevant part, that “In applying and construing [the RUAA], consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.” The program also covers recent, significant United States Supreme Court FAA cases.

Private Arbitration Update is dynamic, fast-paced, practical and relevant. The program employs a realistic “Program Hypothetical” about the sale of a fictitious Arizona real estate development and construction company, which thereafter encounters numerous arbitration disputes with various parties in multiple scenarios or “vignettes.” As the Program Hypothetical’s multiple vignettes unfold during the program, attendees are asked to anonymously and electronically “vote,” in real time, on how they believe a court or arbitrator would rule on the various legal questions presented in the vignettes. Each vignette is then “unpacked” and analyzed by an experienced, professional arbitrator, in a short but concise “TED Talk” format, which references the recent Arizona case that is dispositive of the question presented. These “unpacking” presentations also discuss practical, common sense “best practices” for attorneys and arbitrators facing similar situations in arbitration matters. All of the presenters are experienced attorney-arbitrators on the Commercial, Construction and/or Large and Complex Case Panels of the American Arbitration Association and experienced advocates who have practiced before various arbitration tribunals.

Private Arbitration Update provides an interesting, unique, dynamic and richly informative CLE experience for in -house corporate counsel, lawyers in private law firms, government attorneys, arbitrators and academics who practice in, or are interested in, private arbitration matters. While the program would be beneficial for new or inexperienced lawyers or arbitrators, it is primarily designed as an intermediate to advanced level program on arbitration law and practice.

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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR AAA ATTORNEY-ARBITRATORS This program qualifies for BOTH AAA 2016 Arbitrator Continuing Education (“ACE”) credit and CLE credit in the Southwestern States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah (and possibly other states too). It also qualifies for six (6) hours of ethics credit for Arizona lawyers. It is a tremendous value for AAA attorney-arbitrators!

* To determine if your state allows CLE credits for this program, contact: Christopher Marohn Cmarohn@asu.edu