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Labor Arbitration Advocacy - Case Preparation and Presentation

Session ID: ED5220004O

Labor Arbitration Advocacy - Case Preparation and Presentation


  • Start Date

    October 21, 2020 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • End Date

    October 21, 2020 4:15 PM
  • Duration

    2.25 hours
Course Full
Registration Status: FULL

Registration for this program closes on October 20, 2020 4:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 processing fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 5 business days before the start of the webinar. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


Online Via Zoom
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Faculty and Summary

Elena Cacavas

Cacavas ADR, LLC
Manhasset, NY

Mary Ellen Donnelly
Mary Ellen Donnelly

Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
New York, NY

Jay Jaffe

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
New York, NY

Interactive Live Zoom Training
After registration is confirmed, a separate invitation to the Zoom session will be sent to attendees.

This program is designed to teach participants how to become more effective representatives in an arbitration proceeding. Through lecture, facilitated discussions, interactive exercises and mock arbitration role-plays, the experienced faculty will examine the following topics:

• Review of Basic Case Preparation and Presentation Skills (Avoid Unnecessary Costs in Arbitration)
• Interpreting Contract Language (Common Errors; Arbitrability, Remedies, Zipper Clauses)
• Standards of Discipline (Based on the Contract Language; Beyond the Contract; Based on Past Practice; Special Considerations)
• Direct and Cross Examination (Witness Utilization; Witness Credibility)
• Use of Objections (Handling Problems of Evidence)
• Remedies – how to determine what to ask for
• Closing Arguments and Post Hearing Briefs

As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.

If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.



CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.  This program is available for CLE credits in New York.  Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact Maggie Lalowski at or 212-484-3283.