Education Services

Witness Preparation

Session ID: ED5119005O

Witness Preparation


  • Start Date

    June 25, 2019 8:30 AM
  • End Date

    June 25, 2019 12:00 PM
  • Duration

    3.5 hours
Course Cancelled
Registration Status: CANCELLED

Registration for this program closes on June 24, 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.


American Arbitration Association
220 Davidson Ave. 1st Floor
Somerset, NJ  08873

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Faculty and Summary

Melissa Biren
Melissa H. Biren

Maplewood , NJ

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

  • Selecting witnesses
  • Preparing witnesses
  • Effects of stress on a witness
  • Guidelines for testifying as a witness
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Open and Closed questions

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eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA.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 New Jersey and New York.  Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules.


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