A Mock Arbitration for Your Case: Optimizing Your Strategies and Maximizing Success

Fordham International Law Journal Volume 41, Issue 4

Fall 2018

The most useful scientific tool we have in preparing for an arbitration hearing is a mock arbitration panel study . . . Many, if not most, of the perceptions of the mock arbitrators will be close enough to those of the actual arbitration panel that the data will be valuable in developing recommendations for themes, case story, and other aspects of the actual presentation. This article explores the mock arbitration process, the different ways in which mock arbitrations can be structured, the benefits that they can offer, the costs that are incurred, and the pitfalls to avoid.