Education Services

Brief Writing – Ending on a Good Note

Session ID: ED5519001O

Brief Writing – Ending on a Good Note


  • Start Date

    April 22, 2019 8:30 AM
  • End Date

    April 22, 2019 12:00 PM
  • Duration

    3.5 hours
Registration Closed
Registration Status: CLOSED

Registration for this program closes on April 19, 2019 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $75.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $25 administrative fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


State Bar of Michigan
Michael Franck Building
306 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI  48933

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Faculty and Summary

Raymond Davis
Raymond M.Davis

Thrun Law Firm, P.C.
East Lansing, MI

Jeffrey Donahue
Jeffrey S.Donahue

White Schneider P.C.
Lansing, MI

Whether given orally at the close of a hearing or in writing as a post-hearing brief, the primary function of the closing argument is to make it as easy as possible for the arbitrator to reach a favorable determination.

During this program, an experienced AAA® Arbitrator and two skilled professionals will discuss how and when to use closing argument and/or brief writing to effectively conclude your case.

These speakers will also address:

  • How to write an effective closing statement
  • Tips and techniques for the best briefs
  • What arbitrators need regarding closing arguments and briefs

Who should attend
Labor and management representatives including union representatives, human resources professionals, attorneys, shop stewards, business agents, and individuals who assist advocates in the preparation and presentation of evidence for labor arbitration cases will find the information in this program invaluable.


As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. Scholarship eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.

If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.

CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.  This program is available for CLE credits in Ohio.  Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules.


Please contact Maggie Lalowski at or 212-484-3283.