Direct and Cross Examination in Labor Arbitration

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Session ID: ED5522002

Direct and Cross Examination in Labor Arbitration


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on June 14, 2022 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
GENERAL $50.00

Note that, where permitted by law, a 3.5% surcharge will be assessed on payments made by credit card; all such processing fees are non-refundable.

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 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.


Online Course


  • Start Date

    June 15, 2022 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • End Date

    June 15, 2022 4:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours

Faculty and Summary

Lisa Kohn
Lisa S.Kohn

Chicago, IL

Julie Trester
Julie L.Trester

Cozen O'Connor
Chicago, IL

N. Elizabeth Reynolds
N. Elizabeth Reynolds

Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy, P.C.
Chicago, IL

This program is designed to teach participants the do’s and don’ts for witness examination to present to an arbitrator. With the use of lectures, facilitated discussions, and practical exercises, the experienced faculty will discuss:

  • Witness Preparation
  • General Instructions for Witnesses                                                 
  • Selecting a Witness/Expert Witness
  • Framing the Questions
  • Effective direct and cross-examination
  • Techniques
  • Objections and Hearsay

Attendees will gain strategies and tips from the experts that will assist them in preparing witnesses for arbitration and examining them at the hearing.

Who Should Attend?

Labor and management representatives including union representatives, human resource professionals, attorneys, 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eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA.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 (ACE) 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 Illinois. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact Maggie Lalowski at or 2124843283.