A Primer on Technology in Arbitrations (ARIAS-U.S. Quarterly)

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    INTRODUCTION

    Technology is ubiquitous in our personal and professional lives. We live in a technological world where new advances quickly render what was the latest and greatest software and hardware obsolete. In dispute resolution, whether in arbitration or litigation, technology plays a significant role. Technology has been used in reinsurance arbitrations for years. Nearly all arbitrators are familiar with real time transcription of a witness’s testimony (one such product is LiveNote) and the use of PowerPoint for openings and closings. In this part of the seminar, we will review the various types of technology available for use in a reinsurance arbitration from the organizational meeting through the hearing phase, and discuss the dreaded issue of whether and how to use and manage e-discovery.