Arbitrator Certificate Training - Three Days (POSTPONED)

Arbitration Certificate Training - Three Days

Co-Sponsored by the Alameda, Napa, and San Mateo County Bar Associations, the Marin and Sonoma County Bar ADR Sections, and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

2020 DATES:  This training has been postponed until early 2021.

Do you want the skill and confidence to settle complex cases in a way that's more final than most court decisions? Do you want to enhance your own credibility as counsel, mediator, or dispute resolver?

Well-represented and sophisticated parties like Fortune 500 companies and professional athletes voluntarily choose arbitration. Why? They know they can choose an arbitrator who really understands their issues. They can shape their own process. Perhaps most importantly, they can actually get a prompt hearing and a final and binding decision.

With this training, you can be that arbitrator!

You will learn:

  • The solid legal basis for your broad arbitral powers
  • How to handle and rule on procedural and pre-hearing issues, including unwilling parties, disputed discovery, and issuing subpoenas
  • How to manage the formal hearing, including how to effectively handle belligerent participants and evidentiary challenges
  • The essential elements of writing binding awards settling all issues, including different award formats
  • How to maintain ongoing jurisdiction where necessary
  • The many opportunities to gain real world experience as an arbitrator

Certificate issued on completion


Ron Kelly
 is one of the principal architects of California ADR law. He has been honored with ten ADR awards for his work in building the field. Arbitrating since 1986, he's a founder of two of California's main ADR professional organizations.

Mr. Kelly has trained thousands of lawyers, judges, government officials and business professionals on four continents. His training materials are licensed and used around the world in numerous languages. Judges in every superior court in the Bay Area have chosen to enroll in his trainings.

November 7, November 14, November 21, 2020

 20 hours, including 2 hours of legal ethics

By October 18: $795 BASF/Co-Sponsor/Minority Bar Coalition Members; $895 all others
After October 18: $895 BASF/Co-Sponsor/Minority Bar Coalition Members; $995 all others

For Co-Sponsor and Specialty Bar Association registration 415-782-8905

On or before October 24 / refund less $75
October 25 - 31 / refund less 40% tuition
After October 31 / no refund


11/7/2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Online Only San Francisco, CA

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