AAA is providing this document as a model or template which the arbitrator and the parties can modify to fit the specific needs of their specific case. The model order may not be a good fit for every AAA case, but even in those situations it may provide guidance as to issues the arbitrator and parties could consider. Based on the circumstances of the specific case before them, an arbitrator or parties may make decisions or take actions different from those noted below.
1a. Agreement to Videoconference: [if it’s been agreed to]
A. The parties and the panel/arbitrator agree that the hearing in this case will be conducted via [Platform Name] videoconference. This confirms that the hearing will be deemed to have taken place in [locale/place of arbitration].
B. The parties acknowledge that they have made their own investigation as to the suitability and adequacy of [Platform Name] for its proposed use for the video conferenced hearing and of any risks of using [Platform Name], including any risks regarding its security, privacy or confidentiality, and they agree to use [Platform Name] for the hearing.
1b. Order for Videoconference Hearing: [if ordered by the arbitrator/panel and not agreed to by all parties]
A. The arbitrator/panel hereby orders that the hearing in this case be conducted via [Platform Name] videoconference in accordance with the procedures set forth below. This confirms that the hearing will be deemed to have taken place in [locale/place of arbitration].