Regulatory Notice 18-33
SEC Approves Amendments to the Codes of Arbitration Procedure to Establish a Per-Arbitrator Fee and Honorarium for Late Cancellation of Prehearing Conferences
Special Proceedings—Simplified Arbitration
A Special Proceeding provides an abbreviated telephonic hearing that incorporates many aspects of a standard arbitration hearing for parties with claims of $50,000 or less, exclusive of interest and expenses.
October is FINRA Mediation Settlement Month
FINRA is offering parties an additional 30 days to take advantage of October’s discounted rates. Parties who agree to mediate between Sept. 15 and Nov. 15, 2018, can benefit from Mediation Settlement Month rates.
Regulatory Notice 18-22
FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to Its Discovery Guide to Require Production of Insurance Information in Arbitration
Regulatory Notice 18-21
SEC Approves Amendments to Arbitration Codes to Provide an Additional Hearing Option in Simplified Arbitration
Proposal to Amend FINRA Rules 12214 and 13214 to Provide That FINRA Will Pay Each Arbitrator a $200 Honorarium to Decide Without a Hearing Session a Contested Subpoena Request or a Contested Order for Production or Appearance
Spring 2018 Neutral Workshop—Tips From Practitioners
What are common issues that come up in arbitration? Dan Zailskas, a case administrator in FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution’s Southeast Regional Office, moderates a discussion with practitioners, Darya Geetter and Sam Edwards. They provide tips to alleviate common issues related to ex parte communications, discovery, scheduling hearings, last minute arbitrator withdrawals and managing the hearing.