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Labor Arbitration Advocacy - Case Preparation

Session ID: ED5520001O

Labor Arbitration Advocacy - Case Preparation


  • Start Date

    October 07, 2020 8:30 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    October 07, 2020 12:30 PM
  • Duration

    4 hours
Registration Closed
Registration Status: CLOSED

Registration for this program closes on March 30, 2020 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $95.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $25 processing fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


Independent Bank Building (Thrun Law Firm Building)
2900 West Road, Suite 400
East Lansing, MI  48823

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Faculty and Summary

Raymond Davis
Raymond M.Davis

Thrun Law Firm, P.C.
East Lansing, MI

Jeffrey Donahue
Jeffrey S.Donahue

White Schneider P.C.
Lansing, MI

Thorough preparation is essential to the successful presentation of an arbitration case. Preparation should be methodical, considering all dimensions of your case and the other party’s case. Adequate groundwork will help you understand the case clearly and will facilitate an effective presentation at the arbitration hearing. Through lecture, facilitated discussions, and interactive exercises, the faculty will provide participants with practical skills, insights, tips, strategies, and information on how to prepare constructively for your next arbitration. Attendees will broaden their understanding of case preparation as well as deepen their knowledge of the basic guidelines that are useful in labor arbitration.

The course objectives include:

• Review of Guidelines for Case Preparation
• Opening and Closing Statements
• Causes of Discipline
• Burden of Proof
• Basic Principles of Contract Interpretation
• Rules on Past Practice
• Evidence


Who Should Attend?

Labor and management representatives including union representatives, human resources professionals, attorneys, shop stewards, business agents, and individuals who assist advocates in the preparation and presentation of evidence for labor arbitration cases will find the information in this program invaluable.


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. Scholarship eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA. 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 (ACE) requirement. For 2020, only the complimentary online ACE 20 - Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility program will satisfy the annual ACE training requirement.


CLE Information:

It is our understanding the Michigan does not have mandatory CLE requirements, and CLE is not being offered for this program in any other jurisdiction.


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