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ABA International Arbitration Skills Masterclass


ABA International Arbitration Skills Masterclass

Presented by the American Bar Association International Law Section

The ABA International Law Section invites you to the International Arbitration Skills Masterclass: a two-day hands-on virtual training program, delivered by some of the world’s best international arbitration lawyers including JAMS neutrals Hiro Aragaki and Barbara Reeves.

The Masterclass, which is aimed primarily at junior to mid-level practitioners, will comprise a mixture of panel discussions and practice sessions, covering all aspects of an arbitral hearing (opening statements, examination of witnesses, examination of experts, and closing statements).

World-leading international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators will share their experiences and advice on how to deliver powerful oral submissions and effectively examine witnesses. There will also be a session on top tips for making an impact in a hearing.

After each panel discussion, the participants will have an opportunity to develop their advocacy and witness-examination skills through practice sessions in groups of four participants. Each practice session will be supervised by an experienced faculty member, who will provide participants with tailored feedback.

Following the success of the inaugural 2021 edition of the Masterclass, the 2022 edition will include one innovation: a mock arbitral hearing demonstration, which will see two leading practitioners demonstrate a variety of strategies and techniques by delivering oral submissions and cross-examining experienced experts.

The event will also provide an excellent networking opportunity, including through a virtual networking event.

Featured JAMS Speakers:
  • Hiro Aragaki
  • Barbara Reeves

Featured People

Hiro N. Aragaki, Esq., Ph.D, C.Arb
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Business Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Property
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Life Sciences
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