Effectiveness in Arbitration (LR104)

Contractual or disciplinary disputes that cannot be resolved by the parties are ultimately tried and resolved in arbitration. In this workshop, experienced arbitrators and advocates teach you how to develop a strategy for preparing or presenting evidence in a labor arbitration case.

Key Topics

  • How to select an arbitrator and assess the strength of your case
  • Evidence and testimony necessary to win an arbitration
  • How to frame an issue for arbitration and develop the theory of your case
  • Key points in preparing and presenting an opening statement
  • Identifying and preparing witnesses
  • Understanding important evidentiary concepts
  • Oral closing arguments and written briefs

Special Features

This two-day workshop includes a mock arbitration exercise before an experienced arbitrator.

Who Will Benefit

Labor relations, human resource, and operations professionals (as well as attorneys) who present arbitration cases or prepare cases for arbitration.


You must have already taken our Effective Discipline and Contract Language course or have equivalent knowledge.


Donald W. Savelson, Esq.

Donald W. Savelson, Esq., Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters for the firm, including WARN, NLRA wage/hour, unemployment, ADA, FMLA, workers compensation, and occupational safety and health matters. He regularly litigates before government agencies and in the courts and has been actively involved in litigating numerous complex OSHA cases. He has written and lectured widely for almost twenty years and co-authored the first law book on OSHA in 1976, entitled Occupational Safety and Health Law and Practice. Formerly, he was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.


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