Lawyers are going to have to figure out which law firm to hire for their arbitration case.
According to a new survey by attorney recruitment firm CareerBuilder, lawyers have found that the majority of arbitration cases are handled by their local law firms.
“The survey results provide an insight into the types of cases being handled by attorneys in arbitration and the compensation the lawyers receive in arbitration,” CareerBuilder says.
“Lawyers are not alone in having this problem.
In fact, most attorneys who participate in the survey are also attorneys and the majority receive compensation for their services in arbitration.”
CareerBuilder is not able to disclose the sample size of the survey because it is confidential.
But it notes that the number of lawyers who are participating is much higher than the number who are practicing law.
“While there are no national survey data, the survey provides insight into a significant number of arbitration disputes,” Career Builder says.
Among the reasons lawyers who participate are not able or willing to disclose their compensation are that the lawyers are unwilling to provide a confidential copy of their compensation agreement, the lawyers do not have a written contract with the company, or the lawyers have other business that might require them to appear before arbitration panels.
“It is important to note that the arbitration decision does not take into account the law firm’s ability to pursue claims, such as claims for wrongful dismissal, and the lawyer may be able to choose to seek more money,” Careerbuilder says.
What types of arbitration do lawyers get paid?
The survey found that lawyers who represent individuals who have experienced workplace discrimination received the most money in arbitration.
For instance, a lawyer who represented a man who was denied a promotion to a senior position due to his gender received $1.4 million in compensation.
Lawyers representing transgender individuals also received the highest compensation for arbitration.
However, attorneys who represent women in disputes with their male counterparts received the lowest compensation for the arbitration process.
What are some of the most common types of litigation involving attorneys?
The majority of attorneys surveyed by CareerBuilder had been involved in litigation involving employment discrimination or sexual harassment.
“This includes litigation regarding workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault,” the firm says.
For example, the majority (61%) of lawyers surveyed by the firm said that they had been part of a case in which a male lawyer, a member of a management team, a former manager, or a former employee sought to terminate an employment relationship because of gender bias.
The majority (65%) also said that a male colleague in an executive team threatened to “cut off the veins” of another male colleague and that a female colleague was threatened with sexual assault.
Some attorneys also said they had heard from colleagues about incidents of sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace.
What is the typical arbitration hearing?
In many cases, arbitration is a mandatory arbitration process that must be agreed upon by both sides.
The process can be lengthy and involves many steps, including a mediation and trial.
The typical hearing usually lasts six to nine weeks, and it can take years to resolve any disputes.
For the most part, the arbitration court will award monetary awards to both sides and can even grant a temporary injunction, or temporary injunction that prohibits the other side from taking any action against the other party.
Some arbitrators will also consider other remedies such as injunctions and bans on certain conduct or behavior.
What kinds of cases are arbitration cases?
For instance: In a class action lawsuit, a class of attorneys can file a class-action lawsuit in a state court.
They will be able take on a broad array of lawsuits that have been filed in the past.
In an arbitration case, the court decides whether the dispute is worth the money and will award a settlement.
In a dispute between an employee and a former employer, the employer can ask the court to award money to the employee.
What about other types of claims?
In an employment discrimination lawsuit, an employer can also ask the arbitration panel to determine whether a former or current employee discriminated against the employee based on gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, or sexual orientation.
In civil cases, employers may also seek damages.
For more information about arbitration, contact the National Center for Women & Gender Equality, P.O. Box 901, Nashville, TN 37219, (615) 692-8889.
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