This course introduces students to arbitration procedures and applications. Learn the arbitration process from conducting hearings to analyzing evidence and writing awards.
Know Key Objectives
of arbitration and become fluent in the Arbitration Act.
Explore Ethical Dilemmas
in arbitration and understand the role and responsibilities of the arbitrator.
Practice Decision Making
as an arbitrator & write an evaluated arbitration award.
Why Take National Introductory 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 conducting hearings to analyzing evidence and writing awards.
- Distinguish between arbitration, mediation, negotiation and litigation
- Know the various applications for arbitration
- Become fluent in the Arbitration Act applicable in your province of work
- Know the key objectives of arbitration
- Understand the stages of an arbitration file and the arbitration process
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the arbitrator
- Explore how to manage ethical dilemmas in arbitration
- Fully understand evidence in all its various forms
- Know the role of contract law in arbitration
- Practice decision making as an arbitrator
- Write an arbitration award
Where Can I Go From Here?more
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?
Course manuals and workbooks are supplied when you attend class. Students are sent pre-course reading to complete before the start of the course.
This course is presented through lectures, in-class exercises, and group discussions. Some homework is assigned. Students are evaluated on the writing of an Arbitration Award based on a case study. In addition to the 15-30 hours students should budget for writing the Final Award, students should also expect to spend approximately 10-20 hours between Parts 1 & 2 on writing the Practice Award. This evaluation must be passed to receive a certificate of course completion.
What Are the Costs & Other Details?
The fee for this course is $3000 plus GST. ADRIA membership is required to take this course.