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American Bar Association

Preparing for Grievance Arbitration

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section of Dispute Resolution and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

Preparing for grievance arbitration is different from preparing for other types of hearings.  Experienced arbitrators and advocates will address how the parties’ collective bargaining agreement governs the structure of an arbitration hearing.  Included among topics to be covered are:

  • How does preparing for contract interpretation arbitration differ from preparing for discipline arbitration?
  • Do the seven tests of just cause make arbitrators groan?
  • Do you really have a past practice?
  • When is hearsay admissible?
  • Circumstantial Evidence – How convincing is it?
  • Corroborating Evidence – Is less sometimes more?

Learn from the experts how to make a more effective case at your next arbitration.

Program Faculty

Andrew H. Baker
Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, APC  
Oakland, CA

Stephen J. Hirschfeld
San Francisco, CA

Homer C. La Rue
Arbitrator and Mediator
La Rue Dispute Resolution Svcs.
Columbia, MD

Susan Grody Ruben (Moderator)
Labor & Employment Arbitrator/Mediator
Cleveland, OH

CLE Credit

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The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Registration Options

- Individual
- Group
- CD-ROM (Pre-Orders)

Phone or Mail:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4pga
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Join the ABA to receive a discount on this and future ABA programs and products. Join the Section of Labor and Employment Law or the Section of Dispute Resolution to save even more!


$95 Section of Labor and Employment Law and Section of Dispute Resolution Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant at the same location. Each registrant must log in to the webinar individually to receive credit.

All participants must register for the program.

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