The Arbitration Toolbox

The Arbitration Toolbox

I am a Nevada arbitrator, mediator, and  litigator with experience arbitrating hundreds of disputes.  This Arbitration Toolbox is designed to assist those involved in arbitration in Nevada or federally to navigate the process.  My aim is for this Toolbox to be a knowledge resource center for litigants and advocates who have a matter in arbitration, or for those trying to understand the arbitration process better.  Please feel free to reach out to me if there are resources that should be added to this Toolbox.


What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?
Nevada Supreme Court Defines Arbitration
Nevada Law Defines “Arbitrator”
What Are Your Alternative Dispute Resolution Options in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Statutory Schemes Governing Arbitration

The Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 (“FAA”)
Revised Uniform Arbitration Act of 2000 (“RUAA”)
An Overview of the FAA
Nevada Uniform Arbitration Act of 2000 (NRS Chapter 38)
Nevada Statutes Requiring Court-annexed Arbitration Program

Arbitration Rules

Comparison of AAA and JAMS Arbitration Rules

            American Arbitration Association (“AAA”)

Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures
Commercial Arbitration Forms
Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures
Construction Industry Arbitration Forms
Consumer Arbitration Rules
Consumer Arbitration Rules Forms
Employment Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures
Employment Arbitration Rules and Mediation Forms
Labor Arbitration Rules
Labor Arbitration Rules Forms
International Dispute Resolution Procedures
Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules
Streamlined Three-Arbitrator Panel Option


Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures
Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures
Arbitration Discovery Protocols
Policy on Consumer Arbitrations Pursuant to Pre-Dispute Clauses Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness
Optional Arbitration Appeal Procedures
Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures
Class Action Procedures
Engineering and Construction Arbitration Rules & Procedures
Engineering and Construction Arbitration Rules & Procedures (Expedited)
Surety Adjudication Dispute Resolution Rules
Employment Arbitration Rules & Procedures
Policy on Employment Arbitration Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness

            Nevada Arbitration Rules

Nevada Court-annexed Arbitration Program Rules
Nevada Rules Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration of Claims Related to Residential Property Within Common Interest Community (HOAs)

Arbitrator Ethics

AAA Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes
ABA Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes
JAMS Arbitrator Ethics Guidelines

Drafting Your Arbitration Clause or Arbitration Agreement

10 Steps to Writing a Better Arbitration Agreement
WARNING:  Failure to Comply With This Nevada Statute Voids Your Arbitration Agreement
AAA Standard Clauses
ABA Article on Drafting Arbitration Clauses
ClauseBuilder® Online Arbitration Clause Drafting Assistance
JAMS Clause Workbook (Including Standard Clauses)
Standard Arbitration Clauses for the AAA, ICDR and ICC

Selecting Your Arbitrator

Jay Young, Nevada Arbitrator
How Do I Find an Arbitrator in Las Vegas, Nevada?
Selecting an Arbitrator For Contracts Requiring AAA Arbitration
Selecting an Arbitrator For Contracts Requiring JAMS Arbitration
Selecting an Arbitrator in Nevada (Uniform Arbitration Act)

Compelling Arbitration

Compelling Federal Arbitration
Compelling Nevada Arbitration
Compelling Participation in Arbitration by a Non-Signatory
Sample Motion to Compel Arbitration
Is Your Arbitration Agreement Void or Unenforceable Nevada?
Article: Compelling Arbitration: Not So Compelling in Nevada

Challenging Arbitration (Arbitrability)

If Your Arbitration Agreement Does Not Comply With this Statute, it is Unenforceable in Nevada
Waiver of the Right to Arbitrate Must be Decided by the Courts
An Arbitration Agreement May Delegate the Question of Arbitrability to an Arbitrator

Enforcement and Challenging Awards

Enforcing an Arbitration Award; Motion to Confirm Arbitration
Motions to Vacate, Modify, or Correct an Arbitration Award

Articles on Arbitration

Offers of Judgment Apply in Arbitration
Will Changes in the AAA’s Three Arbitrator Panel Rules Reduce Costs of Arbitration?
Arbitrations Built to Save Time & Money
Death By Discovery, Delay, and Disempowerment

About the Author

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Peers have named him an AV-Rated Lawyer, Best Lawyers, a Top 100 Super Lawyers in the Mountain States multiple years, and to the Legal Elite and Top Lawyers lists for many years. Mr. Young has been appointed a part time Judge, a Special Master to the Clark County, Nevada Business Court, as an arbitrator by the Nevada Supreme Court. He has been appointed as an arbitrator or mediator of well over 250 legal disputes from business disputes to personal injury matters. He has been named Best Lawyers for Arbitration. Mr. Young is a respected author of ten books, including A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections, A Litigator’s Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Court Civil Litigation Checklist.
Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at