Arbitration, although considered a form of alternative dispute resolution, is an adversarial process based on findings of fact and the legal results arising from those facts. Arbitrators must decide matters in accordance with law and equity. The arbitrator’s role is not to help work out a settlement, but to render a decision. The most important skills that an arbitrator must have are the ability to control the process and to decide on the evidence and law presented by the parties. Using a variety of interactive training techniques, you will develop and refine practical skills for arbitrating disputes. Attendees will consider process design, conducting the hearing and writing awards that offer parties closure.
All participants completing the workshop will receive a 40-hour certificate in Foundational Arbitration.