december, 2019

5dec2:00 pm- 3:15 pmLSBA Arbitration Seminar: Arbitrator Musings - Common Mistakes Litigators Make in Arbitration

Event Details

Shields Mott managing partner, Sonny Shields, will be co-presenting a panel in the LSBA’s annual arbitration seminar. Sonny, along with Dale Clary, Craig Kaster, and Anthony DiLeo will present a panel discussion which will provide attendees practical tips on ways to avoid common mistakes in advocating for clients in arbitration.

The panel is part of the LSBA’s all-day seminar on arbitration: Charting a Course in Unfamiliar Waters –Tips for Winning Your Case in Arbitration. More and more complex cases are being resolved through arbitration.  And with the wide variety of arbitration procedures that are now available, arbitration can be a cost-effective way to resolve smaller disputes too.  Litigators must know how to effectively develop and present their cases in this new type of “litigation.”  From picking your arbitrator to closing arguments, this all-day seminar will bring together some of Louisiana’s most experienced arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to provide both experienced lawyers and those new to arbitration with the information they need to try their best arbitration case.

The panel discussion Sonny will be co-presenting, Arbitrator Musings – Common Mistakes Litigators Make in Arbitration, is currently scheduled for 2:00 p.m – 3:15 p.m. Some topics expected to be covered by the panel are:

i. Strategy for Effective Presentation of Facts

ii. Strategy for Effective Presentation of Expert Testimony

iii. Effective Use of Dispositive Motions

iv. Protecting Your Credibility as an Advocate and that of your Client

v. Persuasive Presentation of Damages – Telling the Arbitrator What you Want Him or Her to Do



(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Hyatt Centric French Quarter

800 Iberville Street



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