Posted on: Mon, 07/31/2023

By: Lance Tanaka, Vice President, AAA® Commercial Division

The cannabis industry has gravitated toward using arbitration to resolve its disputes. Because some jurisdictions do not recognize authority over disputes in this field, accessing justice in court for cannabis-industry parties continues to be a challenge.


Posted on: Wed, 05/24/2023

Named after Charlotte E. Ray, the first Black woman to be admitted to a bar in the U.S., the Ray Corollary Initiative (RCI), Inc. aims “to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion [DEI] in the selection of arbitrators, mediators, and other ADR neutrals” to 30% diverse and offers a plan to do so.

To this end, three categories of those associated with alternative dispute resolution are asked to sign the RCI pledge to do their parts to increase the number of diverse

Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2023

By: Lisa Romeo, Assistant Vice President, AAA® Commercial Division

Emergency or expedited measures of protection provide a framework for a party to an arbitration to request immediate though short-term relief before the full arbitrator-appointment process is completed. Emergency relief most commonly is petitioned for upon the filing of the arbitration demand and may be compared to motions for

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2023

By: Linda L. Beyea, Vice President, AAA-ICDR® Innovation

As the legal industry continues to evolve, there is an emerging technology that arbitrators need to be paying attention to right now: generative AI. ChatGPT is a generative AI technology that has been making waves in the legal industry in the last few months, and attorneys are beginning to incorporate it into their practices. Here's why arbitrators should pay attention and start experimenting with it