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2019 Intensive Arbitrator Training Workshop

Course Information

Date & Time: November 6, 2019 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST
Host Location: Troutman Sanders LLP,  875 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Continuing education: Approved for 6.5 NYCLE. This workshop counts towards the ARIAS·U.S.  Arbitrator Initial Certification Application. This workshop cannot be used to satisfy certification renewal requirements.

Course Description:

The Intensive Arbitrator Training Workshop is a full-day session focused on the effective engagement of party arbitrators. Presentations by industry veterans and involvement in mock sessions will emphasize the role of the party-appointed arbitrator in the arbitration process. The program is structured so that all arbitrator participants have the opportunity to function in the arbitrator’s role in a hands-on mock arbitration. Panel members will be presented with arguments by participating attorneys. They will then deliberate “in private” in front of the other participants, including instructors, who will provide feedback.

This program is designed for newer or aspiring arbitrators; this training is also a great way for veteran arbitrators to refresh their knowledge and skills. It is required for anyone who intends to apply for arbitrator certification under Options B or C of the Arbitration Experience / Knowledge Component. Click here for more information.

Course Faculty:
Sylvia Kaminsky, ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator and Umpire
Sean Keely, Freeborn & Peters LLP
Lisa Keenan, Odyssey Reinsurance Company
Bill O’Neill, Troutman Sanders LLP
David Raim, Raim Arbitrations
Mark Wigmore, Avalon Consulting LLC


Registration Information

Registrant Type Early (due October 9) Regular (due October 30) Late (October 30 to Onsite)
Member $500 $550 $600
Non-Member $750 $800 $850

Refund/Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a full refund of the workshop registration is October 9, 2019.  Anyone who cancels between October 9th and October 30th will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Notification must be received in writing by email, fax, or postal mail.  Refund will be issued by check.  Failure to cancel by October 30th will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Questions? For questions about this seminar, please contact info@arias-us.org or call 703-574-4087.


Continuing Education

ARIAS•U.S. Arbitrator Certification:
This workshop counts towards the ARIAS•U.S. Certification requirements. If you are interested in initial certification, you may need to attend one or two seminars under Option C of the ARIAS•U.S. Certification application. Click here for more information. This workshop cannot be used to satisfy the ARIAS·U.S.  Arbitrator Certification renewal requirements.

CLE Credit:
ARIAS•U.S. is an accredited provider of New York State Continuing Legal Education. A total of 6.5 NY CLE credits are available to those who attend this seminar; all credits are for areas of professional practice. ARIAS•U.S. also applies to the following state boards IL and PA based on the requirements of each state.


Financial Hardship Policy

Financial Hardship Policy Statement: As required by the New York and Illinois CLE Boards, if a member of the state’s bar would like to attend an ARIAS•U.S. conference, but finds that he or she would incur a financial hardship by doing so, an application for waiver of the attendance fee may be made to the Board of Directors of ARIAS•U.S. Such application would be held in strict confidence.