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The author poses questions about the direction of the Academy’s future, with special consideration to the process of securing a pool of candidates, training and developing the candidates, and selecting members from among the candidates. Attention is given also to the enforcement of the Code on existing members, and members’ continuing education.

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A review of ethical standards and practices from 1947 to 1985. While personal traits of character, integrity, objectivity and honesty were viewed as not having changed, responsibility for familiarity with new substantive and legal developments and the need for training new arbitrators is advocated. A more comprehensive guide on standards of practice is recommended.

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A report, from the Committee on the Development of Arbitrators, of the Academy’s efforts to identify, encourage and train new arbitrators.

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A report on arbitrator development, internship programs and arbitrator training programs across the country.

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The articles sets forth the substance of a proposed national training program for labor arbitrators, and describes other training programs extant in 1978.

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The results of a questionnaire sent to Academy members concerning the present and future role of the Academy. One hundred fifteen out of 400 members responded to 14 questions, most of which required other than multiple-choice responses. The author concludes from the survey that the “original goals” of the Academy “generally have been achieved”, noting …

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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 author reviews the increasing entwining of arbitration and the law and warns Academy members against the conclusion of their “having made it” or being fully proficient, based solely on Academy membership or a full case schedule. He recommends continuing study of the laws affecting labor, gaining an understanding of rules of evidence (even if …

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Results of the Committee’s survey of Academy members admitted between 1970 and 1975. This survey covers personal statistics, previous career background, and reasons for current “acceptability”. Included are narrative replies from the 50 respondents. This was a 50 per cent response of the 100 members admitted in this interval. Also reviewed are ongoing developments in …

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A resolution offered to the Board of Governors to create a Standing Committee, to be called the Committee on the Development of Arbitrators, the functions of which include (1) cooperation with appointing agencies, (2) monitoring training programs for prospective arbitrators, and (3) developing a continuing Academy program for entry into the “arbitration profession”. (The Board …

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