Austin, TX asked in Personal Injury and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Texas

Q: Can a Special Master refuse the Petitioner's right to listen in on a Stutus Conference

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, as rules for civil procedure or arbitration proceedings could be state-specific. But your question remains open for two weeks. Rules governing arbitrations could also be specific to the organizations overseeing the proceedings. As a GENERAL matter, in arbitrations I've had with the American Arbitration Association, there was never a time when either plaintiff counsel or defense counsel was alone in the company of the arbitrator - the arbitrator never met with either of us alone. But from the brief wording of your question, I'm not certain if isn't more a matter of your attorney BEING PERMITTED to listen, but NOT you. As long as both attorneys are present in the company of the arbitrator, it's possible it could be okay. Only a local attorney could say definitively. If that's the case, check with your attorney as to the forum's rules. If that's not the case, and I didn't read between the lines correctly, then reach out to a Texas attorney familiar with arbitration practices and pose the question to them. They might need more details or context. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.