Arbitration: Making Your Best Case

Learn the details of preparing and presenting an effective arbitration case by taking part in a mock arbitration hearing. Participants will develop a theory of the case, research arbitration standards, interpret contract language, and prepare opening and closing statements.

Sample Agenda

Day 1

  08:00 am – 08:50 am
  Seminar Check-in


  09:00 am – 09:45 am
  Introductions and Orientation


  09:45 am – 10:30 am
  Should This Case Go To Arbitration?


  10:30 am – 10:45 am
  BREAK


  10:45 am – 12:00 am
  Rules of Contract Interpretation


  12:00 pm – 01:10 pm
  LUNCH


  01:10 pm – 02:00 pm
  Researching Arbitration Standards


  02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
  Discipline Standards and the Seven Tests of Just Cause


  03:30 pm – 03:45 pm
  BREAK


  03:45 pm – 04:30 pm
  Developing a Theory of the Case
 
 

Day 2

  09:00 am – 10:00 am
  Introduction to Mock Arbitration


  10:00 am – 10:45 am
  Statement of the Issue


  10:45 am – 11:00 pm
  BREAK


  11:00 am – 12:15 am
  Evidence and Proof


  12:15pm – 01:00 pm
  LUNCH


  01:00 pm – 02:45 pm
  Direct Cross Examination


  02:45 pm – 04:00 pm
  Presenting Evidence and Preparing Witness


  04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
  Preparation for Mock Arbitration
 
 

Day 3

  08:45 am – 09:45 am
  Opening and Closing Statements


  09:45 am – 10:30 am
  Hearing Procedures


  10:30 am – 10:45 pm
  BREAK


  10:45 am – 12:15 am
  Preparation for Mock Arbitration


  12:15pm – 01:00 pm
  LUNCH


  01:00 pm – 02:30 pm
  Mock Arbitration Hearing


  02:30 pm – 02:50 pm
  Debrief


  02:50 pm – 03:00 pm
  Evaluations and Certificates