Preparation and Presentation of Your Case at a Hearing or Arbitration


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Duration
90 Mins
Level
Intermediate
Webinar ID
70026

Attend this webinar to gain a greater understanding of the arbitration process and the steps to properly prepare for arbitration through to the post-hearing brief. Also, learn what to expect and be ready to present at an arbitration hearing as well as the various alternatives to the arbitration process and how to deal with the unexpected. If it is true that “Fortune favors the prepared” and if you want to become as familiar as possible with the arbitration process and learn how to make your best possible arbitration case presentation, then this webinar is for you!

Why Should You Attend

You just received notice your dispute is going to be arbitrated. So, what now? The simple answer is “plenty” because going to arbitration means using a quasi-legal process like a trial court where you are going to have to prove your case to an impartial third party. So, if you have not previously done the “heavy lifting” to establish your case then that work, and preparation must start now. To better prepare you this webinar will take participants from the first steps of preparation, through the hearing and post-hearing briefs all the way to the arbitrator’s decision and award including possible options in response to an unfavorable award. Although you might not be able to completely transform a less than “slam dunk” case into a “winner” this webinar will help you put your best foot forward so your case will be as strong as possible.

Arbitration clauses exist in many contracts and at some point, going to arbitration may be how we seek justice for an alleged breach of that contract. So not being prepared for an arbitration can have extremely negative consequences both financially as well as culturally for you and your organization. Let’s face it, the last thing you want is to lose the case and then, adding insult to injury to have to pay for that privilege. So, you want to make sure you have done everything possible to minimize your risk and hopefully, receive a favorable award and that’s where this webinar can help. 

Areas Covered in the Session
You will have an increased understanding of and be better able to assist in the preparation and presentation of an arbitration through an exploration of the following areas:
 » Overview of the arbitration process
 » Arbitrator selection
 » What type of case is it? Employment, Labor, Construction, Commercial, etc.
 » What kind of employment or Labor Case? Disciplinary? Contract Interpretation? Procedural?
 » Case Evaluation
 » Case book/documentation
 » Witness selection/preparation
 » Evaluation of the other sides case & witnesses
 » Preparation for examination and cross examination
 » Responding to Discovery
 » Pre-hearing briefs
 » What to expect from the Arbitrator?
 » Arbitrator Ethics
 » Dealing with objections and motions
 » Record of the hearing
 » Preparing & Writing the post hearing brief
 » Dealing with the Arbitrator’s Decision and Award
 » The Arb-Med and other alternatives

Who Will Benefit 
 » All level managers, supervisors, and executives. All Levels of both in-house and outside counsel. All levels of Union representation and officers (stewards, Business Representatives, Business Managers, Presidents, and all officers/ board members). All levels of Human Resources. Organizational or external investigators, Ombudspersons, and mediators (internal and external).

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Bob Oberstein

Bob Oberstein is uniquely qualified with over 50 years of Labor Relations experience on both sides of the table in both the private and public sectors and is the recipient of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director's Award for lifetime achievement in promoting positive Labor Management Relations. Bob also was the Director of the Labor Management Relations BA and certificate programs at Ottawa University, Phoenix where he also developed and taught Labor Relations and Human Resources related courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Bob has several published articles to his credit in addition to his arbitration awards and has also been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Additionally, Bob has served on several boards and commissions and panels where he participated in resolving or adjudicating all manner of workplace issues in a variety of industries. Moreover, Bob also holds a Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University's School of Law. Bob has and continues to serve the labor management community as well as other groups as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Facilitator, Investigator, Trainer and Educator.

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