Robert Bartkus Co-Authors 2024 Edition of the NJ Arbitration Handbook

Robert E. Bartkus, Of Counsel at Anselmi & Carvelli LLP, and The Hon. William A. Dreier, P.J.A.D. (Ret.), have co-written the New Jersey Arbitration Handbook, 2024 Edition. The newly released Handbook, published by ALM and available at, is a practical guide to arbitration for practitioners and arbitrators alike and serves as an essential resource for lawyers, demonstrating what they can expect in a typical hearing—and what will be expected of them.

Chapters include:

  • Overview of Arbitration in the Dispute Resolution Process
  • Commencing the Arbitration
  • Before the Hearing
  • Evidence Law Considerations
  • Selected Evidence Provisions
  • The Hearing
  • The Award
  • After the Award
  • Other Arbitration Regimes

New Jersey Arbitration Handbook is supplemented with topical case summaries from the pages of the New Jersey Law Journal, a recent case law index, and the pertinent statutes and rules.


The 2024 edition of New Jersey Arbitration Handbook includes over 90 new published and “unpublished” cases from New Jersey state and federal courts (including the Third Circuit), commentary on significant out-of-state cases as well as landmark cases in the United States Supreme Court and New Jersey Supreme Court during 2023. In addition to the existing 2022 AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules and 2021 ICDR Arbitration Rules, the 2024 edition adds an appendix with the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules and its due process protocols.

Several new or expanded sections include new cases regarding the obligations of sophisticated or commercial parties’ under Atalese; considering arbitration of mass actions and finding that bellwether processes were unfair and a basis for denying a motion to compel arbitration; applying the 2022 amendments to the Federal Arbitration Act to allegations of sexual harassment and abuse; and arbitrations under Jewish procedure in a Beth Din; problems with instructing the arbitrator to apply New Jersey law when the FAA applies; the infancy doctrine; video hearings; and applying the seldom-considered AAA administrative protocols — and many others.

To purchase the New Jersey Arbitration Handbook go to:

Bill Dreier, the inspiration and spirit of this Handbook, passed away February 2, 2024. We mourn his passing, and thank him for a lifetime of service to the law and his contribution to a unique genre—helping parties to resolve their disputes in a manner worthy of the highest tradition of the legal profession.

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