Advocacy at Arbitration: Thoroughly preparing and effectively presenting cases

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Event date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Lancaster House Publishing
The Delta Halifax

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skillset required to conduct a grievance arbitration case or give maximum assistance to counsel/advocates who are doing so. Seasoned arbitrators and top union and employer counsel will lead participants in exploring best practices and developing strategies relating to grievance arbitration advocacy. Participants will also have the opportunity to hone their advocacy skills by working through simulation exercises in small groups, while receiving invaluable guidance and feedback from workshop leaders.Participants will practice the following skills:

  • Identifying the key issues, strengths, and weaknesses of a case
  • Making persuasive opening and closing statements
  • Preparing, examining, and cross-examining witnesses
  • Effectively gathering and presenting evidence and caselaw