George H. Friedman, a member of the New York and New jersey Bars, is Director of the New York Region, American Arbitration Association. This checklist was prepared for Legal Checklists, published by Callaghan & Co., and is reprinted with the publisher's permission
This is a brief summary of commercial arbitration principles and procedure in general. There are specialized rules for various types of commercial arbitrations, and these rules may differ in certain respects from the general commercial arbitration rules referred to in this checklist. These specialized rules should be consulted when dealing with such cases. The following abbreviations are used in this checklist: CAR: Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (April 1982); UAA: Uniform Arbitration Act (adopted in whole or in part by 41 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia); and USC: United States Code.