Many construction contracts on large and small projects require dispute resolution other than litigation in court. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is expected to save the parties from uncontrollable expenses and fees that are typical of litigation. Getting the most out of ADR, however, requires an equal amount of deliberation and case management. During this session, we will discuss important considerations in ADR, like choosing the right mediator or arbitrator, identifying a limited scope of discovery, and the necessary tools to leverage a winning case on the merits.
Key topics to be discussed:
Define ADR and identify its benefits
Understand ADR options specified in the contract or negotiated in compromise of the contract
Develop an ADR plan that includes both expectations and contingencies
Date / Time: September 21, 2023
Rick Erickson | Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Rick Erickson is a nationally top-rated construction attorney based in Phoenix, Arizona with Snell & Wilmer, LLP. He handles all types of construction disputes and transactions and presides as a mediator and arbitrator for parties in alternative dispute resolution. Rick also retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after thirty years of active and reserve service, and he relies on his military experience to better serve clients and achieve their legal objectives.
I. Define ADR and identify its benefits | 12:00pm – 12:30pm
II. Understand ADR options specified in the contract or negotiated in compromise of the contract (Part I) | 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Break | 1:00pm – 1:10pm
III. Understand ADR options specified in the contract or negotiated in compromise of the contract (Part II) | 1:10pm – 1:40pm
IV. Develop an ADR plan that includes both expectations and contingencies | 1:40pm – 2:10pm