Considering Video Conference Arbitration Hearings in the U.S.: Ensuring Due Process

New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer

August 18, 2020

Basis for Remote Arbitration Hearing Restrictions on travel and in-person meetings are expected to persist for many months, if not longer. This presents special challenges and opportunities for the parties to a dispute. While many courts have suspended proceedings including trials, arbitral tribunals may use video conferencing and other tools to keep cases moving through merits hearings and final awards because arbitrators are not bound by court rules and rules of evidence. This is in keeping with parties’ expectations that arbitration will be more efficient and expedient than court litigation.