This course discusses strategies for deciding whether to arbitrate or litigate a dispute. It will address the relative benefits and challenges of arbitration vs. judicial forums and provide practical tips for understanding the differences in approaches that lawyers take in each of these forums to maximize the chances for success. Participants will learn the ways to most effectively tailor their presentation to the decision maker, depending on whether they are in arbitration or a courtroom. Participants will develop an understanding about the pros and cons of selecting an arbitration forum over a courtroom. To prepare the attorney to represent their client in alternative dispute resolution settings. Participants will improve their ability to represent their clients as a counselor, negotiator and problem solver in alternative dispute resolution forums. Participants will develop an understanding about providing a service to the client and the administration of justice through the alternative dispute resolution process resulting in a reduction of the judicial caseload. Participants will develop an understanding about the attorney’s roles as a counselor, negotiator, and problem solver that can effectively reduce litigation costs through alternative dispute resolution. Participants will develop an understanding about accessing an alternative to the litigation legal system through arbitration. Participants will develop an understanding about reducing client legal expenses and reducing litigation discovery through an alternative dispute resolution process involving arbitration. Participants will develop an understanding about comparing and contrasting the judicial litigation system with the alternative dispute resolution process.