FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution Services (“DRS”) has again administratively postponed all in-person arbitration and mediation hearings.
The January 5 announcement now includes hearings through April 2;
By Ellen Slipp*
Author’s note: This article was originally written for the Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) seminar “Securities Arbitration 2020” which was held on September 10,
The Securities Arbitration Alert’s publisher and Editor-in-Chief George Friedman sat down recently for a brief 20-15 minute virtual interview with Professor Amy Schmitz of the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution.
By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief
Two new Awards have been posted in FINRA’s Arbitration Awards Online that show hearings conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We always welcome letters to the editor commenting on current items of interest in the Alert. Here’s one from the editor, suggesting that the FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedure be amended to specifically authorize arbitrators to direct that hearings be held virtually.
This new, temporary, section covers Coronavirus-related legislative, regulatory, legal, and scheduling developments impacting the financial and arbitration fields. We will discontinue this temporary feature when the pandemic passes – hopefully soon.