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Arbitration Advocacy

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Learn what arbitrators look for in the structure of your arbitration demand and response.

Many litigations are much more comfortable in court than in arbitration, but more and more cases are resolved in arbitration. This topic, created by a seasoned arbitrator, presents the results of multiple interviews with arbitrators who are asked to provide tips to advocates in arbitration.

Included in the explanation will be how to structure the arbitration demand and response, how to make the most of the management conference, understanding the process between the management conference and the final hearing, and how to be most effective at the final hearing. You should emerge with a clear understanding what arbitrators believe to be the most effective ways for advocates to present their case.

Areas Covered in the Session:

What Rules/Administration?

  • Costs
  • Differences in Administration

Early Steps in Mediation

  • Pre-Hearing
  • Discovery and Motions
  • Contents of Pleadings
  • What Is Allowed by the Agreement
  • What Is Allowed by the Rules
  • What Is Allowed by the Arbitrator

Preparation for Hearing

  • Prehearing Briefs
  • Motions
  • Summary Disposition


  • Documents
  • Exhibits
  • Proof Plan

What Arbitrators Like

  • Proof
  • Demonstratives
  • Time Limit
  • Other Issues

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • NALA
For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Mark A. Shank, Gruber Hail Johansen Shank

  • Partner in the office of Gruber Hail Johansen Shank
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects in areas of Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labor and Employment, Corporate Investigations, and Commercial Litigation
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous Labor and Employment issues
  • Author of Texas Litigator’s Guide To Departing Employee Cases
  • LL.M degree, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law; J.D. degree, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law; B.S. degree, cum laude, Southwest Missouri State University
  • Membership of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • Can be contacted at or 214-855-6846

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