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Ask the advocates

Labor and management advocates describe the attributes they seek in an arbitrator, the conduct of the hearing, the handling of evidence, closing statements, mediation, decision-writing and remedies.

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What arbitrators need from the parties

Discussions of advocates’ competence and recommendations regarding rules of evidence, framing the issues, opening and closing statements, stipulations of fact, and admissibility of offers of compromise or settlement.

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Procedural rulings during the hearing

Excerpts from workshops on procedural rulings. The subjects include 1) third-party participation; 2) “due process” protections; 3) subpoenas; 4) absence of grievant or key witness; 5) witnesses from the opposing side; 6) medical affidavits; 7) closing arguments, briefs, remedies; 8) token presentations, agreed awards, and disqualification of the arbitrator.

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