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When your boss gives you 48 hours (clock hours not billable hours) to produce a viable objection to a MTD/compel arbitration in a complex commercial lit case, which is not my practice area, what kind of result is he expecting? From scratch, no template.

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Research tip: Find some good decisions from your court on Westlaw, then pull the underlying briefs from Pacer (assuming you’re in federal court) — should give you a heads-start on drafting.

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Some serious ProTips, thnx Bowl!

First - Agree with the advice to pull memos off pacer or your state court site to start the draft. Second - you probably got handed the assignment because in most jurisdictions it’s basically impossible to defeat an arbitration clause. That means you’re going to lose, but that’s okay! They’re giving you the drafting experience (and probably less oversight than usual). Don’t stay up all night trying to find the magical case that supports you - it probably doesn’t exist.

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What state?

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