JAMS Arbitration Toolkit
Resources to help counsel prepare for and conduct arbitration under the JAMS rules and determine whether a proceeding should be a streamlined arbitration or an expedited arbitration.
In the US, arbitration ( www.practicallaw.com/4-107-6426) is often viewed as an efficient and cost-effective alternative to litigation. Commercial arbitration generally:
Gives the parties greater finality to their disputes.
Limits (or even eliminates) expensive pre-hearing discovery.
Achieves a resolution more quickly.
Offers more procedural flexibility than litigation.
JAMS ( www.practicallaw.com/w-000-4901) is a full-service alternative dispute resolution ( www.practicallaw.com/0-107-6391) institution that maintains a roster of neutrals who are available to serve as arbitrators and mediators, many of whom are former judges. This JAMS Arbitration Toolkit offers a selection of Practical Law resources designed to give attorneys a basic understanding of several important aspects of arbitrating commercial disputes under the JAMS rules, including how to:
Conduct an arbitration under the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures.
Appoint an arbitrator.
Determine whether a proceeding should be a streamlined arbitration or an expedited arbitration.
Request modification of an award issued by a JAMS tribunal.
JAMS ( www.practicallaw.com/w-000-3889) Arbitration: A Step-By-Step Guide