By Lucy Greenwood, Michael McIlwrath and Ema Vidak-Gojkovic

In our article “Puppies or Kittens? How To Better Match Arbitrators to Party Expectations”, we recognized a need to have more information during the arbitrators selection process. We propose that arbitrators complete a questionnaire to help parties select candidates that match their procedural expectations. We believe this would increase transparency and improve diversity. Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion on the topic. The responses collected are anonymous.

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* 1. In considering an arbitrator for appointment, could you serve your client's interests better if you had knowledge of the arbitrator’s procedural preferences and case management skills?

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* 2. Would you be willing to directly send to an arbitrator a questionnaire on case management and procedural preferences?

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* 3. As part of being considered for an arbitrator appointment, would you be willing to complete a questionnaire addressing your case management skills and procedural preferences?

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* 4. As an arbitrator, would you be willing to complete a questionnaire addressing your case management skills and procedural preferences, if you knew that doing so would significantly increase the changes of being appointed?

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* 5. Would you be willing to complete a questionnaire addressing your case management skills and procedural preferences, if you knew that doing so would likely increase the parties’ satisfaction with the overall conduct of the case?

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* 6. Please tick all the boxes that the questionnaire should cover:

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