Arbitration for Lawyers: a Practical Guide

Arbitration for Lawyers: a Practical Guide
In-Person (socially distanced): Friday, February 19th, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

More and more legal clients are turning to arbitration to resolve disputes – and no wonder. The cost of getting a matter up to and through a five-day trial can easily exceed $100,000.00 – and take years to get there. Arbitration is a cost-effective alternative that can produce binding resolutions much less expensively, and in months rather than years.

This one-day, hands-on seminar will provide lawyers with a comprehensive overview of how to conduct an arbitration. We will cover such topics as: why and when to choose arbitration; the kinds of arbitration; how to select an arbitrator; how to prepare both documents and clients for arbitration; how to present evidence; how to make persuasive submissions; and how to enforce awards. The course is limited to 30 participants, and qualifies for professional development credits.

The presenter, Augustus (“Gus”) Richardson, QC, C.Arb., FCIArb, NAA is an accredited arbitrator with over 14 years experience arbitrating a wide range of matters including partnership and shareholder disputes, insurance claims, commercial lease disputes, wrongful dismissal and labour grievances, disputes between contractors and owners, and many others.

Cost: $750 plus HST (includes coffee/tea and a box lunch)