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Certification and training of labor arbitrators: Should arbitrators be certified? Dead horse rides again

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 …

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Review of an American Bar Association subcommittee survey of the qualifications and training of arbitrators. The Academy Committee is considering establishment of a training program based on the internship concept. Four formal training programs are reviewed — UCLA Arbitration Practicum; GE-IUE; New Jersey Arbitrator Development; and Western New York

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The Committee focuses on the shortage of qualified, experienced and acceptable new arbitrators, and remedial proposals.

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