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A cost-effective alternative to litigation

Arbitration is an adjudicative process in which one or more third party neutrals resolve a dispute through an informal hearing and award process without judicial intervention. In fact, Rule 1.820 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, which governs voluntary binding arbitration in Florida, requires that an arbitration hearing be conducted informally, that the presentation of testimony be kept to a minimum and that facts and issues are to be presented primarily through documents and the statement and argument of counsel. A well-orchestrated arbitration can be a cost-effective and efficient means of resolving a civil dispute, and can often be completed in a shorter time period than would be required to get a court case to trial.

Specifications of Arbitration

Florida law permits parties to arbitrate voluntarily, pursuant to a pre-existing contract. However, even when the subject matter of the dispute is not contractual or when a contract does not require arbitration, the parties may voluntarily agree to arbitrate after a dispute arises. In addition, under Florida law, a Court can order the parties in most civil lawsuits to engage in a non-binding arbitration proceeding as a method of case management.

Why Select Oscar A. Sanchez

Oscar A. Sanchez is a member of several professional memberships and activities in mediation and legal communities including:

Florida Bar Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Member, 2011-2016

Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11-J, Member, 2007-2010

University of Florida Law Alumni Council, President, 2003-2004

University of Florida Law Center Association, Inc., Board of Trustees; Chair, 2015-2017; Vice Chair, 2013-2015; Chair of Membership Orientation Committee, 2013-2015; Chair of Stewardship Committee, 2011-2014

University of Florida Association of Hispanic Alumni, Member of Board of Directors, 2011-2015; Secretary, 2015-Present

Eugene P. Spellman Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Member


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