Whether you are new to dispute resolution practice or have been practicing for decades, the 2020 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference has something for you. The Conference will begin on April 22nd with the convening of the Symposium on ADR in the Courts and run through April 25th featuring over 70 concurrent CLE and non-programs, multiple dedicated networking opportunities and will culminate in the Legal Educators’ Colloquium on Saturday, April 25th. Panels include among others the following topics:
8 Innovative Arbitration Trends: A New Practice and Ethical Landscape
A diverse panel of arbitration practitioners, academics, and professionals will explore how ethical considerations should be first considerations in innovating in the commercial ADR field. Discussion surrounds eight questions, designed to identify emerging practice principles. Participants may contribute their suggestions in the session or complete distributed note cards. Results will be available on the conference website or by email request. The eight trends:
- Industry growth and decline;
- Managing complexity;
- Process, in the form of continuances, discovery, depositions;
- Technology, including AI, predictive technology, legal analytics, e-discovery, contract due diligence, legal research, regulating analytics, implicit bias, SEC guidance on blockchain and cryptocurrency;
- Security (cyber security, BCPs, privacy compliance under regimes like GDPR);
- Supporting dispute resolution education; and 8 organizational learning.
10 Panels dedicated to Technology in Dispute Resolution
Oonline dispute resolution, artificial intelligence, arbitrating blockchain, smart contracts, ethical principles in the application of technology and more.