October 27, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Madison: Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of the Seventh Amendment

Join the Madison Lawyer Chapter for a virtual program on Forced Arbitration and the Erosion of the Seventh Amendment. In the past ten years, mandatory arbitration agreements have infiltrated nearly every aspect of American society. From consumer products and services to employment agreements to nursing home contracts, citizens are being forced from the courtroom to a secretive process with little oversight. This program that will examine the origins and recent interpretations of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), class arbitration, and mass individual arbitrations. Panelists will also discuss practical differences between trial and arbitration, and provide a defense perspective on the arbitration process. Finally, the panelists will discuss proposed legislation to ban forced arbitration in certain contexts.




Eric L. Dirks, Principal Attorney, Williams Dirks Dameron LLC (Kansas City)

Jason Knutson, Attorney and Shareholder, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. (Madison)

Caitlin Madden, Associate Attorney, Hawks Quindel, S.C. (Madison)

Sean M. Scullen, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP (Milwaukee) 

Breanne Snapp, Shareholder, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. (Madison) and Member, ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors 

Dave Zoeller, Shareholder, Hawks Quindel, S.C. (Madison) 

This event has been approved for 1 hour of CLE credit. For CLE documentation click here and here.

Here is the Record of Attendance, Certificate of Attendance, and Evaluation Form.

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