Education Services

Witness Preparation

Session ID: ED5621001O

Witness Preparation


  • Start Date

    April 20, 2021 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    April 20, 2021 12:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
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Registration Status: OPEN

Registration for this program closes on April 19, 2021 5:00 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 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


Online Via Zoom
Connection Information Will Be Sent Separately

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04/29/2021 Classroom OPEN  

Faculty and Summary

Linda Fiely

AFSCME, Ohio Council 8, AFL-CIO
Worthington, OH

Marc Fishel
Marc A.Fishel

Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff
New Albany, OH

Sandra Mendel Furman
Sandra Mendel Furman

Columbus, OH

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 the do’s and don’ts for witness preparation and examination to present to an arbitrator. The experienced panel will discuss:

  • Selecting witnesses
  • Preparing witnesses
  • Expert witnesses
  • Witness credibility
  • Guidelines for testifying as a witness
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Objections

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eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA.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 requirement.

CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association. This program is pending approval for CLE credits in Ohio. 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.