gradient circle (purple) gradient circle (green)

Comprehensive Commercial Arbitration Training for Arbitrators and Counsel

Comprehensive Commercial Arbitration Training for Arbitrators and Counsel


For new arbitrators and seasoned arbitrators interested in taking their skills to the next level – and for litigators interested in learning how best to represent clients in arbitrations to take advantage of the advocacy opportunities available in arbitration.

This training program will be conducted by seasoned arbitrators, counsel, arbitration administrators, and academics, focusing on Best Practices, from the perspectives of arbitrators and counsel, for conducting commercial arbitrations in an economical, expeditious and fair manner, enabling parties to achieve the promise of commercial arbitration.

In addition to interactive sessions on managing an arbitration from the preliminary conference through the hearing and award, the program will include presentations on the law of arbitration, the ethical rules relating to service as an arbitrator, e-discovery, award writing, international arbitration, mental heuristics relevant to arbitral decision-making, and the development of an arbitration practice.

Topics and Skills: 

  • Selecting Arbitrators
  • Conducting Conflicts Searches
  • Conducting the Preliminary Hearing
  • Conducting Hearings on Applications for Preliminary Injunctions and Other Interim Relief
  • Determining the appropriate scope of discovery, including documents, electronic documents and depositions
  • Determining the appropriate scope of motion practice
  • Setting deadlines for discovery and motion practice
  • Hearing discovery and substantive motions
  • Addressing motions to disqualify counsel
  • Special considerations for pro se parties
  • Determining what non-party subpoenas to sign 
  • Running the hearing effectively
  • Determining what evidence to admit and exclude
  • Dealing with difficult arbitrators, counsel and parties
  • Issues as to the authority or not of arbitrators to award sanctions
  • Preparing awards, both standard and reasoned 
  • Handling requests to submit additional evidence after the closing of the hearing
  • Deciding applications to amend awards
  • Arbitration ethics, diversity, and inclusion
  • Seeking vacatur of awards
  • Cyber security in arbitration
  • Building an ADR Practice, Opportunities in the Field


David J. Abeshouse, Law Office of David J. Abeshouse

Erin Gleason Alvarez, Arbitrator and Mediator

Oliver J. Armas, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hon Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS

Stephanie Cohen, Arbitrator, FCIArb

Hon. Carolyn E. Demarest (Ret.), Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP

Diana Didia, Senior Vice President and CIO, AAA-ICDR

Helena Erickson, Senior Vice President, Dispute Resolution Services and Corporate Secretary, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Tracey B. Frisch, Senior Counsel, American Arbitration Association

Linda Gerstel, Arbitrator and Mediator 

Ignatius Grande, Director, Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence, BRG

Ingeuneal Gray, Co-Chair of the AAA's Diversity Committee

Betsy A. Hellmann, Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mansi Karol, Director of ADR Services, American Arbitration Association

Lea Haber Kuck, Recently Retired Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jack P. Levin, Arbitrator and Mediator

Professor Lela Love, Cardozo Law School, Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution

Carissa Loughlin, FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution

Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution®

Richard L. Mattiaccio, Arbitrator and Mediator; FCIArb C.Arb

Katie Gonzalez, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Mark C. Morril, Arbitrator

Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Camille M. Ng, Deputy Counsel, ICC

Abigail Pessen, Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Amy Pontillo, Senior Counsel, New York State Court System

Rekha Rangachari, Executive Director, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)

Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.), Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Richard H. Silberberg, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Past President, College of Commercial Arbitrators 

David C. Singer, Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Michelle Skipper, Vice President, American Arbitration Association

Steven Skulnik, Senior Legal Editor, Thomson Reuters

Edna Sussman, Arbitrator and Mediator; Past Chair, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section

Robyn Weinstein, Director, Arbitration and Mediation Program, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Daniel M. Weitz, Director, Division of Professional & Court Services, New York State Unified Court System; Adjunct Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School

Jeffrey T. Zaino, Vice President, American Arbitration Association

Richard Ziegler, Arbitrator and Mediator

Matt York, JAMS

Noah Hanft, Chair, Dispute Resolution Section

Section Member Price: $795.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $995.00
Published Date:
  • July 13, 2022
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VLJ31
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 11.0
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Skills Credit(s):
  • 9.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 24.5