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13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute

13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute

13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute

Presented by American Bar Association: Dispute Resolution Section

About the Event

Presented by nationally recognized experts, this two-day training features sessions on every stage of the arbitral process examined from the vantage point of neutrals, advocates, and in-house counsel. Small group discussions allow participants to interact in depth with the faculty and each other. Substantive sessions address particular areas of arbitral practice.


The ABA will seek 13 hours (including 1 hour of ethics credit, 4.5 hours of skills credit, 1.25 hours of technology credit, and 0.75 hours of professionalism credit) in 60-minute states, and 15.6 hours of CLE credit (including 1.2 hours of ethics credit, 5.4 hours of skills credit, 1.5 hours of technology credit, and 0.9 hours of professionalism credit) for this program in 50-minute states.

Date / Time

March 9 - 10, 2020


Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law
Arizona State University
111 E. Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


JAMS Featured Speakers



Lawrence R. Mills, Esq.

Setting the Stage for a Successful Arbitration
Monday, March 9, 2020 | 8:45AM – 9:45AM

Before the arbitration even starts, what should arbitrators and advocates be thinking about? This Panel will have the answers about arbitrator selection, disclosure, dealing with problematic arbitration clauses and other pre-hearing subjects.

Barbara Reeves, Esq.

The All-Important Preliminary Conference
Monday, March 9, 2020 | 9:45AM – 10:45AM

Detailed planning for the hearing, when done properly, assures a cost effective and efficient arbitration. This Panel will identify key topics and strategies including discovery, motion practice, witnesses, exhibits, and the hearing calendar.

Deborah Crandall Saxe

Plenary: Managing the Hearing Break-Out Sessions
Monday, March 9, 2020 | 3:00PM – 4:15PM

The A to Z of managing the hearing efficiently and fairly will be discussed including final status conferences, evidence, subpoenas, opening and closing arguments, the when and how of arbitrator questions, and other issues.


Featured People

Lawrence R. Mills, Esq.
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Markets
  • Governmental Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS
  • Antitrust
  • Business/Commercial
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Real Property
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
Deborah Crandall Saxe, Esq.
  • Appellate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Special Master/ Discovery Referee
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