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Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration)


Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration)

Presented by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - North America Branch and JAMS

CIArb Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration)

JAMS is proud to sponsor and host CIArb's Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program in International Arbitration. Five interactive breakout workshops plus three plenary sessions explore the challenges of organizing and managing a complex international arbitration and the drafting of an enforceable reasoned international award. The Accelerated Route to Fellowship program is designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution, ordinarily with 10 years of experience in complex litigation and/or international dispute resolution. It is a qualification program; not a fundamentals training program. Successful completion of the program permits participants to apply to become Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the highest grade of CIArb membership which allows the use of the designation FCIArb.

The program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases.  The program is comprised of three elements:

  1. Oral Assessment: This element of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program consists of two days of workshops (4 days if the program is via remote video conference) based on a case study of a dispute. Each participant is assessed on his/her knowledge, judgment and self presentation during discussion of a series of problems arising during a mock complex international arbitration and role play simulations.
  2. Written Assessment: Written assignments will be part of the assessment process during the workshop portion of the program. One of the written assignments will be prepared in advance of the workshops and will be collected early on the first day of the workshops.
  3. Award Writing Examination: This element consists of a written, open book examination in which an award must be written and fully reasoned based on the evidence in an arbitration proceeding. The exam is administered as part of this program. To receive a passing grade, the award must meet international standards for enforcement.

Who Should Attend? You are a practicing lawyer or arbitrator with substantial complex litigation and/or dispute resolution experience (10 years minimum is typical). 

Workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

There will be a cocktail reception and dinner for Candidates and Faculty on Thursday evening, November 9, 2023, at a location to be determined in downtown Miami. Also, a light breakfast, lunch and beverages/snacks will be provided on both Thursday and Friday. 


Participants will be required to write a reasoned international arbitration award.  They will have 48 hours to write their award at any time they wish during the five-day period starting on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, and ending on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Register as early as possible as we are anticipating high demand for this program. Registration is limited! 

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