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Effectively Avoiding and Enforcing Arbitrations CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording and Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Mastering Bad Faith & Covid-19 Litigation with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar and Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE and MCLE credit, online access to complete course and reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Effectively Avoiding and Enforcing Arbitrations CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material and Complimentary Podcast.

Register for CLE and MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


A growing majority of commercial, consumer, and business contacts today require mandatory arbitration to adjudicate disputes. This has created a lucrative practice for counsel fluent in this thriving area of the law. Arbitration presents an efficient, speedy, private, and simplified manner to resolve civil lawsuits, all while allowing parties to select those who will resolve their claims. At the same time, some parties find arbitration to be a disadvantage due to the hourly fees for arbitrators & neutrals, lack of juries, and non-uniform procedures and rules. There has been a tremendous need for attorneys to best understand the most effective legal arguments, tools, and means to escape from arbitrations, as well as to enforce arbitral agreements. This seminar provides an overview of drafting enforceable arbitral agreements, avoiding arbitration, litigating arbitrability, executing on arbitral awards, and mitigating mandatory dispute resolution clauses. The nationally recognized seminar faculty will discuss forum, discovery, appeals, and vacating awards. Registration includes online access to written course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the program.


Effectively Avoiding and Enforcing Arbitrations CLE:

a. Benefits of Arbitration

b. Avoiding Arbitration

c. Drafting Enforceable Arbitration Clauses

d. Litigating Arbitrability

e. Limiting Contractual Arbitration Agreements & Awards

f. Defining Scope of Arbitration

g. Forum Issues

h. Forms of Pleadings & Motions

i. Handling Discovery

j. The Hearing and Trial

k. Opportunities For Appeals

l. Best Practices on Attorneys’ Fees

Recorded Question and Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Judge Ronald C. Dresnick (ret.) is a Partner at Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen and Levine, P.L., where he focuses on commercial litigation, arbitrations, mediations, and civil trials. He is an AAA-ICDR panel member and has arbitrated numerous commercial, personal injury and employment disputes. He is a former Circuit Judge, over which he has presided for 19 years. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Dresnick was a trial lawyer for 25 years. He began his career as an Assistant Public Defender. He later practiced for over a decade in a four-person partnership, along with F. Lee Bailey and former State Attorney Richard E. Gerstein. During his practice he represented numerous high profile defendants including Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman). He has defended a number of high-profile drug defendants from South American including a case in Detroit in the first instance where Cornel Oliver North took the Fifth Amendment. He represented the cabinet level head of Bolivia’s anti-drug agency against smuggling charges. He has also represented numerous local public officials including a sitting judge charged in the “Operation Court broom” public corruption case. Judge Dresnick has presided over numerous high-profile cases, including several criminal cases which were carried gavel to gavel on Court TV. As an attorney, Judge Dresnick has appeared as a commentator on national television numerous times. Judge Dresnick has taught at the Boston University School of Law and has been an adjunct professor St Thomas School of Law and at the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches evidence and has taught litigation skills for the last 15 years. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

2. Jay G. Safer is a Partner at Wollmuth Maher and Deutsch LLP, where he is both a litigator and arbitrator on arbitrations. He has experience handling complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Mr. Safer represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, international litigation and arbitration, including application of New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, insurance, construction, real estate, employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-signature, e-discovery and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis. Mr. Safer has been appointed by numerous members of the judiciary to advise on matters ranging from commercial matters to the planning committee of the judicial conference of an entire U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the Past Chair of the 2,000 member Federal & Commercial Litigation Section of his state bar association and is the Co-Chair of its Federal Judiciary Committee. Mr. Safer has spoken widely on civil litigation issues and litigation skills, including cross examination for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, professional ethics, and e-discovery. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

3. Howard S. Suskin is a Partner at Jenner & Block, where he is a litigator with substantial first-chair experience in civil and criminal securities matters. Mr. Suskin is a co-chair of the firm’s Investor and Securities Litigation Practice and the Class Action Practice. Individuals and businesses seek his counsel in such matters as class actions alleging securities fraud and misrepresentation claims, derivative actions claiming breach of fiduciary duty, contests for corporate control, shareholder demands for corporate books and records under Delaware General Corporate Law Section 220 and other similar state statutes, insider trading investigations, and broker-dealer disputes. Mr. Suskin also counsels and represents clients regarding securities administrative and self-regulatory organization investigations and proceedings and in arbitrations. Ranked Band 2 in Securities Litigation by Chambers USA, Mr. Suskin is recognized as a well-regarded securities litigator who defends against class and derivative actions. Members of the Leading Lawyers Network consistently recognize his work in several areas including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law. He was named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" for commercial litigation and a “Top 100 Super Lawyer” ten times since 2007 and previously a “Top 10 Super Lawyer.” Mr. Suskin has received his bar association’s prestigious Vanguard Award for service to the legal community and promoting access to justice. Mr. Suskin is author of several prominent class action law treatises, and regularly publishes articles and speaks extensively on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Board IQ, a Financial Times publication, previously served on the Securities Editorial Board of Law 360. He also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and for securities self-regulatory organizations including FINRA, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the National Futures Association. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Northwestern University.

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Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 1.5 CLE Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State for 1.5 CLE credits

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kentucky Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Montana Commission of CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oklahoma Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

South Carolina - Supreme Court of South Carolina for 1.5 MCLE Credits*****

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Washington for 1.5 CLE credits

West Virginia for 1.8 CLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

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