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ADR Series: An Arbitration Hearing is Not a Bench Trial (course 5 of 6)

Why You Should Not Approach an Arbitration Hearing Like a Bench Trial


Effectively representing your clients in arbitration requires an understanding of not only the process, but also the skills and techniques that will enable you to present your case in a way that will make it easier for arbitrators to do their jobs. This course focuses on pre-hearing activity including motions and stipulations, tips for organizing and presenting documents and exhibits at the hearing, and effective techniques for presenting the case in the virtual world.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Work with the arbitrators and your adversary to manage the record and the hearings
  • Understand limitations on motion practice that are prevalent in most arbitration protocols
  • Streamline the hearings through meet and confer sessions and making stipulations
  • Utilize multiple ways to assemble critical documentary evidence and exhibits
  • Make good use of technology in both in-person and virtual hearings


  • Erika Levin
  • Hon. Marie E. Lihotz (ret'd)
  • Richard H. Steen

CLE Eligibility

If you are unsure if this program has been approved in your state or have any questions about self-reporting, please click on the CLE icon to find out more or  contact us before taking the time to purchase and complete this program!


  • Members and Alumni: $30
  • Non-members: $45
Bundle pricing is available!