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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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The role of lawyers in arbitration

A response to accusations that arbitration is becoming more like litigation, and that arbitrators are acting more like judges. The author argues that both attorneys representing clients in arbitration and arbitrators themselves are adapting to the demands of the parties. The participants discuss the quasi-judicial versus the mediative role of the arbitrator.

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