Witness Preparation

Session ID: ED5121002O

Witness Preparation


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on April 13, 2021 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $50.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $10 processing 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 Via Zoom
Connection Information Will Be Sent Separately

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  • Start Date

    April 14, 2021 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    April 14, 2021 12:45 PM
  • Duration

    2.75 hours
Registration Closed

Faculty and Summary

Roger Achille

Johnson & Wales University, Professor; Lincoln Public School District, Director of Human Resources
Providence, RI

Vicki Bejma

Robinson & Clapham

Alexis “Lexi” Lyman

R.I. Council 94, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

Interactive Live Zoom Training
After registration is confirmed, a separate invitation to the Zoom session will be sent to attendees.


This program is designed to teach participants the do’s and don’ts for witness preparation and examination to present to an arbitrator. The experienced panel will discuss:

  • Selecting witnesses
  • Preparing witnesses
  • Expert witnesses
  • Witness credibility
  • Guidelines for testifying as a witness
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Objections

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eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA.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 Scholarships@adr.org. 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 pending approval 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 Lalowski at or 212-484-3283.