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Russell Yankwitt to Moderate WCBA CLE on Arbitration Clauses

Managing Partner Russell Yankwitt, who regularly represents clients in arbitration, will moderate a panel discussion, “Arbitration Clauses in Attorney Engagement Letters – Are They Enforceable? Can They be Unethical?”  hosted by the Westchester County Bar Association. The event will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. (rescheduled from November 30, 2021). The three-member panel will, among other things, explore the following scenario:

A sophisticated New York businessperson signs a retainer agreement with her attorney in which she waives her right to a jury trial and agrees to submit disputes to arbitration under the rules and procedures of a private arbitration provider.  The attorney provides a hyperlink to the rules and procedures in the retainer agreement and offers to answer any questions the client has about the agreement.  A fee dispute arises with the client. Is the arbitration clause enforceable?

CLE Credits:  0.5 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management
Cost: $15 WCBA members/$20 Non-members
More information and registration is available on the WCBA website.