Joel is a doctor now, and we talk about how that happened. Then, the only substantive segment is a big one - non-participating parties (and a little bit about non-participating arbitrators): how is the arbitral procedure affected by the fact that one party does not participate [TIME 23:32]? Happy Fun Time is based on a listener tip: humour in arbitration. Can you be funny in arbitration, and should you try [TIME 56:48]?
In this episode we address two issues that will also be discussed at the 3rd ICC European Conference on International Arbitration on 1 April: sanctions [TIME 12:25] and mandatory rules [TIME 36:53]. The Happy Fun Time segment is devoted to hearing preparations, where Brian has a thing or two to teach Joel about how the real world works for (junior) arbitration counsel [TIME 53:40].