Cornell University

Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

456 ILR Research Building, 607-255-9298

Scheinman on Evidence DR155

Not currently offered

This program currently has no scheduled dates.

Arbitrator Martin F. Scheinman, Esq., has decided more than 15,000 cases in his distinguished career. He is known and respected for his extraordinary knowledge and skill in addressing complex evidentiary issues in arbitration. His seminal publication Evidence and Proof in Arbitration is considered a classic by arbitrators and advocates alike. Now, for the first time, Arbitrator Scheinman has developed a class which will offer experienced practitioners and those who are new to the field an opportunity to study from an acknowledged expert on issues and problems unique to the arbitration arena. This one-day workshop will address such fundamental topics as:

  • Burdens of Proof in Arbitration / Burden of production, Burden of persuasion
  • Distinguishing Relevance and Materiality / What makes someone competent to testify?
  • Hearsay - Its Use and Misuse in Arbitration / How do arbitrators deal with unavailable witnesses; be they, customers, patients or children?
  • Direct and Cross Examination and the Strategic Use of Objections / Making the knowledge of evidence your advantage.
  • How Arbitrators Should Decide complex Issues of Evidence and Proof / Technology issues: computers, video, cell phones.

The workshop will be highly interactive and will feature student participation in group and individual exercises throughout the day.