Is That Really What the Contract Says?

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Session ID: ED5122004

Is That Really What the Contract Says?


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on February 13, 2024 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00


  • Start Date

    February 14, 2024 10:00 AM (EST)
  • End Date

    February 14, 2024 12:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
Registration Closed

Faculty and Summary

Daniel  Nuzzi

Partner - Brann & Isaacson
Lewiston, ME

Rebekah Smith

AAA Labor Arbitrator
Portland , ME

Braden  Beard

Partner - Johnson & Webbert LLP
Portland , ME

Interpreting a contract can provide significant challenges and ambiguities. This webinar will help participants understand the importance of contract language in the arbitration agreement. Discussions will focus on issues such as precedent and past practice, the duty of fair representation, economics, the problems in contract interpretation, and an overview of the process.

An experienced AAA® Labor Arbitrator and two skilled labor professionals will examine the standards of contract interpretation from their perspectives, using case scenarios and other current materials. Attendees will learn to question the contract language and the importance of reviewing the entire grievance file to avoid ambiguous contract language.

The speakers will also cover:

• Identifying and Resolving Ambiguous Contract Language
• The Basic Principles and Rules of Contract Interpretation
• The Role of the Arbitrator in Interpreting Contract Language
• Contract Interpretation Aids



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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 Rhode Island. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


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