What’s a Respondent Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Confronting Arbitrability and Jurisdiction Issues in Arbitration

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Program ID: 13WEB001O

What’s a Respondent Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Confronting Arbitrability and Jurisdiction Issues in Arbitration


Stuart WidmanStuart M. Widman

Miller, Shakman & Beem LLP
Chicago, IL

Steven BennettSteven C. Bennett

Park Jensen Bennett LLP
New York, NY

  • Start Date:

    February 27, 2013 2:00 PM (EST)
  • End Date:

    February 27, 2013 3:30 PM
  • Duration:

    1.5 hours
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Registration Status: CLOSED

Registration for this program closes on February 26, 2013 12:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $85.00

Refund Policy:

Registrants can cancel with a full refund up until 48 business hours prior to the webinar which is when advance materials are sent out to attendees.

Wrangling with the issue of arbitrability and jurisdiction is one of the most common and important contests in arbitration, often causing delays in the final resolution.  In addition, one of the most widely used grounds asserted for vacatur of an arbitration award is that arbitrators somehow exceeded their authority.

Attorneys representing parties need to know exactly how jurisdiction exists over the parties and their claims, and who is empowered to make a final determination.  In addition, they need to know the recent cases that affect arbitrability.

At this 90-minute live webinar advocates will learn:


  • Why this issue is important and who decides issues of arbitrability and jurisdiction – arbitrators or the courts.
  • The variety of ways that challenges can be made in arbitration over jurisdiction.
  • Procedural steps for handling objections to arbitrability and jurisdiction as well as issues of waiver.
  • Practical solutions and best practices for addressing the issue early and completely.





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CLE Information:

CLE has been approved by the following states: Arkansas (1.25), Mississippi (1.3), Missouri (1.6), Nevada (1.0), Tennessee (1.33), and Texas (1.25). The AAA has applied for CLE in the following states: Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. This course has been approved by New York State for a total of 1.5 hour of non-transitional Skills CLE credit (NY State scholarship will be available upon request). Additionally, CLE credit is presumptively approved in the following states where AAA is an Approved or Accredited Provider: Alaska (1.25), California (1.25), Vermont (1.25), and West Virginia (1.6). 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 1.25 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona. The AAA will not be offering CLE in any other jurisdiction but can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance for individuals to apply for their own state CLE.

Questions? Please contact AAA University at or 212-716-3977.