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Courtney Curtis-Ives at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Courtney Curtis-Ives at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

Most attorneys include arbitration provisions in their engagement agreements with clients—as they should. Arbitration is confidential, generally more expeditious than proceeding in court with increasingly-congested dockets, and attorneys tend to fare much better in malpractice cases with a retired judge or attorney arbitrator acting as the trier of fact. As opposed to juries, arbitrators are also more equipped to handle the usually-complicated “case within a case” framework applicable in such actions.

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