20-Hour Arbitrator Certificate Training

The Bay Area Mediation Services presents

20-Hour Arbitrator Certificate Training

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

Date May 6, 13, 20, 2023
MCLE Registration 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Virtual Program 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
MCLE 20 Hours

This course satisfies the training requirements for serving on BASF’s new Commercial Arbitration Panel. Secure your spot early!

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!


  • The solid legal basis for your broad arbitral powers and immunity from liability
  • How to handle and rule on procedural and pre-hearing issues, including unwilling parties, disputed discovery, and issuing subpoenas
  • How to manage the formal hearings, 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 


Ron Kelly is one of the principal architects of California ADR law. Mr. Kelly has trained thousands of lawyers, judges, government officials, and business professionals on four continents, and 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.

Event Code: ADR232036

For a printable flyer, click here.

“The training provides a comprehensive body of knowledge on how to conduct arbitration, and also teaches you how to strive to be the best arbitrator that you can be!"
~ Natalie Zhang, US China Law Counsel

“Ron Kelly's Arbitration certification program gives you all you need to know to start a successful arbitration practice. The interactive class is great!”
~ Dean Christopherson, Dawe & Christopherson LLP

“Ron is an excellent instructor, and his method of teaching makes everyone comfortable, no matter their level of experience.”
~ Premkiran B. Reddy, M.D., J.D

This is a three day event, you must attend all three days to complete the program.

 $895    BASF/Co-Sponsor Members
 $995    All Others*
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Program Access

A link to access the Zoom meeting will be sent in your confirmation e-mail prior to the start of the event. If you do not receive login credentials, please double check your Spam Folder. If you have any trouble, please contact mking@sfbar.org as soon as possible before the program starts so we can assist with troubleshooting. You may need to consult your local IT technician for connection issues.

This program will not be recorded for future purposes.

Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Requests

For CLE events longer than 1.5 hours, and for special events such as conferences, symposiums, professional development training programs, a 50% refund is available if you cancel at least 10 business days prior to the event.

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute. Please email  mking@sfbar.org to cancel.

MCLE Notice

To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact BASF regarding reasonable accommodations.

5/6/2023 8:30 AM - 5/20/2023 4:30 PM
Online only CA
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