Synopsis By: Marx - Proceeding Author: Christopher A. Barreca, Robert Coulson, Dee W. Gilliam, Marcia L. Greenbaum

The author concludes that certification for labor arbitrators would not be in the public interest, and that the “need has not been established.” Instead, the value of training programs, internships, and appointing agency requirements is noted. (A sample certification program is included.) Two differing perspectives are given on an American Bar Association survey. Commentator Greenbaum furnishes the responses of appointing agencies concerning their standards for appointment to arbitration panels, and sets forth his opposition (and that of others) to a requirement that arbitrators hold law degrees.