Time is Money! Non-Binding Arbitration as an Alternative to Resolve Fee Disputes

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Now because of Corona, the court system is not fully operational. Using non-binding arbitration can resolve fee disputes and other disputes to alleviate the congestion of the court system. Using non-binding arbitration can ultimately save money and time for the clients.

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Sarah Zabel, Esq.

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General Credits

1

Course Description

Now because of Corona, the court system is not fully operational. Using non-binding arbitration can resolve fee disputes and other disputes to alleviate the congestion of the court system. Using non-binding arbitration can ultimately save money and time for the clients.

Principles

  • The first learning objective is to teach the audience on non-binding arbitration ( Fl Statute 44.103).
  • The second learning objective is to discuss the difference between arbitration versus non-binding arbitration and what are the pros and cons.
  • The third learning objective is to discuss how non-binding arbitration can benefit both sides in resolving fee disputes.
  • The fourth learning objective is to discuss data, cases and the court system using non-binding arbitration (especially now due to the limits of the court system, because of COVID).
  • The fifth learning objective is to review sample administrative orders referring cases to non-binding arbitration, including a sample order.

Syllabus

  1. The first learning objective is to teach the audience on non-binding arbitration ( Fl Statute 44.103).
      • Another objective is teaching Fla. R. Civ. P. 1. 820, which lays out the procedures for non-binding arbitration.
  2. The second learning objective is to discuss the difference between arbitration versus non-binding arbitration and what are the pros and cons.
      • The advantages and disadvantages of non-binding arbitration.
  3. The third learning objective is to discuss how non-binding arbitration can benefit both sides in resolving fee disputes.
      • The springboard: resolving a case through non-binding arbitration a streamline approach to closure for parties.
      • The acronym CIT
            • Costs
            • Interest
            • Time
  4. The fourth learning objective is to discuss data, cases and the court system using non-binding arbitration (especially now due to the limits of the court system, because of COVID).
      • The Second District Court of Appeal, inContractor’s Management Systems of NH, Inc. v. Acree Air Conditioning, Inc., 799 So. 2d 320, 321 (2d DCA 2001), stated: “Under section 44.103, Florida Statutes (2000), and Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.8305 [sic], a court may refer any civil action to non-binding arbitration on its own motion or that of a party.” Indeed, Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.8006 provides that a civil action may be referred to arbitration upon stipulation of the parties, upon motion of any party, or by the court. Therefore, any contested civil matter is eligible for non-binding arbitration, but for the limited exceptions contained in Rule 1.800.
  5. The fifth learning objective is to review sample administrative orders referring cases to non-binding arbitration, including a sample order.
      • THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 07-1 (Court Administration) ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 07-07 (Rescinding AO 5-03 and AO 5-03 A1) Order of Referral to Non-Binding Arbitration (Attached hereto as Attachment “B” and incorporated as if fully set forth herein)

Instructor

Sarah Zabel, Esq.

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