Effective Preparation for Arbitration (LB413)

Effectively Presenting an Arbitration Case

A one-day workshop offered by Cornell Labor Programs

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension Building
249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY

This is a hands-on workshop for those with some familiarity with arbitration, either in the classroom or in practice. Participants will leave with a heightened understanding of the arbitration process and the skills they need to serve as effective advocates in arbitration hearings. This is a repeat performance of a session last offered in 2010.

Key Topics

  • When is a case worth arbitrating?
  • Common pitfalls when preparing for a hearing
  • The rules of evidence – including, but not limited to, hearsay evidence and exclusionary rules
  • Complex issues in contract interpretation and discipline/discharge arbitrations
  • Hypothetical cases – fact-based exercises to strategize and practice presentation skills

COST: $120.00 includes morning refreshments and training materials (three or more participants from the same union receive a 15% discount). The Cooperative Extension Building is in the heart of Lilac Festival activities. Since the festival will be in full swing, lunch will be "on your own" to provide participants with an opportunity to wander the festival site.

INSTRUCTOR: Douglas J. Bantle, Esq. is a full-time labor arbitrator for the public and private sectors. He chairs the Upstate NY Region of the National Academy of Arbitrators and has been associated with ILR since 1975.


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