How to Appoint an Arbitrator

As a rule, contact with a potential arbitrator are appropriate to: 1) assess the arbitrator’s qualifications and attributes and 2) check for conflicts in accordance with the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest and availability before officially proposing the arbitrator.

Any contact by the parties with a potential arbitrator should be carefully considered with counsel and limited to these two points.

Click here for a checklist for best practices in appointing an arbitrator