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ARBITRATION BRIEF

Suggested format for an arbitration brief

[Attorney Letterhead]
(including fax no.)



Case No.

Plaintiff(s),
v.
Defendant(s),
__________________________/

ARBITRATION BRIEF OF (PLAINTIFF/DEFENDANT, ETC), (PARTY'S NAME)

 

    • PARTIES AND COUNSEL
      1. Identify separately each Plaintiff and the respective attorney of record
      2. Identify separately each Defendant and the respective attorney of record

       

    • CASE STATEMENT
        Provide a short statement of the facts of this case

       

    • PLAINTIFF
        Explain your position on this case
        List all economic damages claimed in this case
        List all non-economic damages claimed in this case
        Specify attorney fees, if any, that may be awarded to you

       

    • DEFENDANT
        Explain your position on this case
        List all offset damages claimed in this case
        Specify attorney fees, if any, that may be awarded to you

       

    • LEGAL ISSUES
        Identify major disputed legal issues

       

    • FACTUAL ISSUES
        Identify major disputed factual issues

       

    • LIST THE NAME AND TITLE OF EACH WITNESS YOU INTEND TO CALL

       

    • CITE ANY CASES OR OTHER LEGAL MATERIALS THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHOULD READ BEFORE THE HEARING

       

    • ATTACHMENTS
        Provide additional information or attachments, if any, which will aid the mediator (such as excerpts from medical or police reports, photographs, compilations of damages, contracts, arbitrator decision, etc.):

DATED:_____________

(00/00/00)

 


___________________________________

(signature)

 

 

Attorney for ________________________

 






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