This course is designed to give an introduction to the arbitration process through relevant, hands-on and practical information. Learn the arbitration process from the first procedural hearing to analyzing evidence and writing awards.
Know Key Objectives
so your award is effective and enforceable.
Safeguard the integrity
of the process and exercise your powers, fairly efficiently and reasonably.
Practice Decision Making
as an arbitrator & write an evaluated arbitration award.
Why Take Foundations of Arbitration
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is suitable for both lawyers and professionals without a legal background.
- Lawyers wishing to add arbitration to their practice
- Other professionals wanting to enter the field of arbitration
- Those involved in arbitration hearings that wish to gain a better understanding of the process
- Tribunal members
- Mediators wishing to augment their ADR practice
What Will I Learn and What Skills Will I Gain?
Learn the arbitration process from the first procedural hearing to analyzing evidence and writing awards.
The learning objectives are:
- Review of the Arbitration Act,
- Drafting arbitration clauses,
- Appointing the arbitrator,
- The first procedural meeting,
- Managing the arbitration process both in person and online,
- Self-represented parties,
- Decision making,
- Writing the award.
Where Can I Go From Here?
Work Towards a Designation
If you are considering becoming an arbitrator, this course provides the training necessary to apply for a nationally-recognized professional designation in arbitration.
Lawyers: Continuing Professional Development for Law Society of Alberta
For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.
What Can I Expect in Class?
This course is designed to give an introduction to the arbitration process through relevant, hands-on and practical information.
This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available from 8:00 to 3:30 MT daily without distraction during class time. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch in which students can log off. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone.
This course requires 2-4 hours of pre-course reading. It is important to complete this reading before the start of the course.
This course is presented by lectures, class exercises, group discussions, and role-plays. Please be prepared for 2 hours of homework each night.
Students are evaluated on the writing of an Arbitration Award based on a case study. On the final day of class, students will be presented with the case study. They will have 30-days to write the Final Arbitration Award and submit it to the office for grading. You must pass this evaluation to receive a certificate of course completion. You can expect to spend 15-30 hours to write this final award.
What Are the Costs & Other Details?
The fee for this course is $3200 plus GST for ADRIA Members, or $3400 non-members
Meet Your Instructors
Colm Brannigan, LL.M.(ADR), C. Med., C. Arb., FCIArb., C. Med-Arb.
Colm Brannigan holds an M.A. in history and technology, an LL.B. from Queen’s University, and a LL.M.(ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Colm is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the U.K. and holds the advanced designation of Chartered Med-Arbitrator through the ADR Institute of Canada He has been a full-time ADR practitioner for over 25 years.
Colm is an acknowledged expert in the development of online dispute resolution (ODR) and med-arb processes and provides ODR and med-arb training through the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management. He has been a part-time instructor teaching ADR in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and at Humber College. Colm is also a guest lecturer at Queen’s University, Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto and has also presented at continuing education programs and conferences provincially, nationally, and internationally.
Colm’s book, ODR – Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. (co-authored with Marc Bhalla), Canada’s first book about ODR was published in November 15, 2022.
Richard Moore LL.B., CFM, C. Med., C. Med-Arb, C. Arb.
Richard Moore has over thirty years’ experience in alternative dispute resolution including extensive work in mediation, conflict resolution system design and training. He has conducted thousands of mediations including in complex multi-party matters. He is a founding member of the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement & Conflict Management (CCECM), an organization created to deepen the quality of practical conflict skills training, and to widen the reach of more responsive ways to resolve conflict and build peace. Richard holds a law degree from Queen’s University, and Chartered Mediator, Family Mediator, Med-Arbitrator, and Arbitrator designations from the ADR Institute of Canada. He is the author of a recent book entitled A REALISTC © Framework for Enhancing Communication, Relationship-building & De-escalation Skills, (2021) Shadow of the Law Publications.
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