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Labor Advocacy Webinar Series

Session ID: 20PRW016

Labor Advocacy Webinar Series

 

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    Always Available
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    Self Paced
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Price (USD)
General $125.00
Location
Format

Online Course

Recorded Webinar

Faculty and Summary

Steven Bierig
Steven M. Bierig

Highland Park, IL

Raymond Davis
Raymond M.Davis

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

Erin Hopper Donahue
Erin Hopper Donahue

White Schneider
Lansing, MI

Jeffrey Donahue
Jeffrey S.Donahue

White Schneider P.C.
Lansing, MI

Jennifer Dunn
Jennifer A.Dunn

Franczek Radelet P.C.
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Jacobs
Jeffrey W.Jacobs

Wilkerson & Hegna, P.L.L.P.
Minneapolis, MN

Susannah Muskovitz
Susannah Muskovitz

Muskovitz & Lemmerbrock, LLC
Cleveland, OH

Barbara Ruga
Barbara A. Ruga

Clark Hill PLC
Grand Rapids, MI

Total Series Time: Approximately 6 hours 15 minutes

1.  Labor Advocacy - Preparing for the Arbitration Hearing (1 hour 55 minutes)

By listening to this presentation, participants will learn from our experienced faculty about how to prepare for their next arbitration case.   The faculty focuses on the following topics:

  • Assessing Your Position and Case
  • Investigating and Building Your Case
  • Evidence
  • Witness Preparation
  • Just Cause
  • Contract Interpretation

Some of the questions addressed by the faculty are:  What are the important elements you need to know when assessing your case?  What do I need to do when investigating a grievance? What evidence should be admitted?   How crucial is the witness interview?   What are the views of the Arbitrator on the seven tests of “just cause”? What are the principles of contract interpretation?   

2.  Labor Advocacy - Building Your Case for Arbitration (2 hours 20 minutes)

By listening to this presentation, participants will learn from our experienced faculty about not only how to prepare for their next arbitration case, but also how to enhance their skills related to building the best case.  The faculty focuses on the following topics:

  • Investigation Tips
  • Opening Statements
  • Proving your Case
  • Admissibility of Evidence
  • Direct and Cross-Examination

Some of the questions addressed by the faculty are:  What investigation tips should I be aware of when preparing my case for arbitration?  What makes a good opening statement?  What do I need to know to help me prove my case to the Arbitrator?  How do Arbitrators handle objections?  What strategies and tips do I need to know when conducting direct and cross examination of a witness?  

3.  Labor Advocacy - Managing the Challenges of Presenting Your Case in Labor Arbitrations (2 hours)

By listening to this presentation, participants will learn from our experienced faculty about how to manage the many challenges that may occur while preparing your case for arbitration as well as at the hearing.   The faculty focuses on the following topics: 

  • Gathering Evidence
  • Hearsay
  • Contract Interpretation – the Parole Evidence Rule
  • Custom and Past Practice
  • Evidentiary Objections
  • Briefs vs. Closing Arguments

Some of the questions addressed by the faculty are:  What important questions and tips do I need to know for a thorough investigation? What is the hearsay approach in arbitration?   How do you prove the existence of past practice?   Can the rules of evidence bar certain evidence from being considered?  When should you consider writing a brief?  

Who Should Attend?

Labor and management representatives in both private and public sectors, including union representatives, human resources professionals, supervisors, employee relations staff, attorneys, shop stewards, business agents, and individuals who assist advocates in the preparation and presentation of evidence for labor arbitration cases.

Launching the Course After Registration

If you purchase this recorded webinar you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the course.  You will click the course link in that email or copy and paste the link into your browser to launch the course.

CLE Information:

CLE is currently not offered on AAA recorded webinars.  Some jurisdictions will allow CLE credit for online programs, and we suggest that you confirm CLE credit availability for this type of program with the appropriate state CLE regulator.  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided upon request.

Questions?

Please contact AAA Education Services at or 212-716-3977.