Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Robert Bailey, Michael Dyer, C.W. "Bill" Hoffman, Jr.

The Clark County School District is the largest single employer in the State of Nevada, with 25,000 employees in 2 bargaining units. A large number of discharge grievances, and the Nevada Supreme Court’s adoption of a “manifest disregard standard” for appealing an arbitrator’s decision resulted in a large backlog of cases, and costly delay. The District and the Nevada State Education Association mutually developed an accelerated alternative dispute resolution process. That process is described in this article.