National Introductory Arbitration Course
We offer the ADR Institute of Canada 40-hour National Introductory Arbitration Training Course once per year in the Fall, alternating between Saskatoon and Regina.
In 2020, due to an unusually high level of interest, we offered 2 deliveries of this course, one in the summer and one in the Fall. Due to local health guidelines in place at the time, both deliveries were offered virtually. The online delivery was scheduled in two blocks, with 6 half days in the first block followed by a break of about 6 weeks, then continuing with another 4 half days. The schedule was 8:00am – 12:30pm each day. This course offering is capped at 12 students. A minimum number of registrations is required in order to proceed.
For 2021, ADR Saskatchewan currently anticipates returning to our regular pattern of one annual fall delivery beginning in October / November 2021 (delivery method to be determined - facilitated by Anne Wallace / Dan Shapiro / Rodger Linka).
COURSE DELIVERY DATES:
TBD for 2021
TBD for 2021
HOMEWORK & DEADLINES:
Students will be required to submit a “practice award” in the break between the two periods, and then submit their final award / exam after the mock hearing on the last day of the course.
THIS COMPREHENSIVE, 40 HOUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- An introduction to the arbitration process and its various applications.
- How to conduct an arbitration hearing.
- How to write an arbitration award.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
- The 2020 online course delivery was approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 42.00 CPD Hours (including 4 hours Ethics)
- Earn 50 CEE points from the ADR Institute of Canada for designation holders.
Once successfully completed, this Course fulfills the educational requirements for the ADR Institute of Canada’s national designations of Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) and Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb). A separate designation application will be required.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Aspiring arbitrators including:
- Lawyers wishing to add arbitration to their practice.
- Mediators wishing to augment their ADR practice.
- Union Representatives, Management and Specialists in Human Resources and Labour Relations.
- Insurance Adjudicators, Investigators, Chairs of Adjudication Panels, Tribunal Members, Accountants, Engineers and other professionals.
- No prior arbitration training or qualifications required.
NEW REQUIREMENT for NON-LAWYERS - effective August 12, 2019
All Non-lawyers registering for this Arbitration course MUST buy the following book and read the noted chapters related to Contract Law as a preparation for the course with regards legal knowledge.
‘The Law and Business Administration In Canada’ (14th or 15th Ed) by J.E. Smyth, D.A. Soberman, A.J. Easson and S.A. McGill
Topics related to Contract Law are covered in Part 3 of the book and includes Chapter 6 to Chapter 13.
Chapter 6 - Formation of a Contract: Offer and Acceptance
Chapter 7 - Formation of a Contract: Consideration and Intention
Chapter 8 - Formation of a Contract: Capacity to Contract and Legality of Object
Chapter 9 - Grounds Upon Which a Contract May Be Set Aside: Mistake and Misrepresentation
Chapter 10 - Writing and Interpretation
Chapter 11 - Privity of Contract and the Assignment of Contractual Rights
Chapter 12 - The Discharge of Contracts
Chapter 13 - Breach of Contract and Its Remedies
- Become familiar with arbitration as a process.
- Compare arbitration, mediation, negotiation and litigation and understand their differences.
- Become aware of the various applications for arbitration.
- Become fluent in the arbitration act in your jurisdiction.
- Know the key objectives of arbitration.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the arbitrator.
- Learn the stages of an arbitration file.
- Learn about running a fair arbitration hearing.
- Understand the concept of evidence in arbitration hearings.
- Understand the role of contract law in arbitration.
- Be introduced to the modern method of interpretation of contracts and legislation.
- Learn about good decision making and gain practice in decision making as the arbitrator.
- Learn about good decision writing and gain practice in writing awards.
- Gain practice in dealing with ethical dilemmas.
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE (delivery method to be determined)
- Before the course, we will send you Pre-Course Materials including reading and exercises to be completed before to the start of the course. You should set aside three to four hours to do this work.
- The course includes lectures by the Instructor
- At the end of certain days, the Instructor assigns homework that should take no more than an hour.
- At the end of Day 6, the Instructor assigns you an exercise where you will make the decision and write a practice award. The Instructor reviews the practice awards and provides feedback to each student. This exercise can take several hours to complete.
- On the last day, the students view a mock arbitration case. Students are then asked to make and write the award for the case within thirty days after the conclusion of the course. A student must obtain a pass mark of 65 on their award. Students are provided with the marking criteria along with the material for the exam.
INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE
- The National Introductory Arbitration Course Pre-Course Material (to be completed by students before the start of the course).
- The National Introductory Arbitration Course Course Manual.
- The textbook A Portable Guide to Evidence by Michael Doherty.
- Power Points, Resources, Exercises and other handouts for the Course.
- The Arbitration Act of Saskatchewan - please download it from here: http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/English/Statutes/Statutes/A24-1.pd
Daniel Shapiro, QC, C.Arb
Rodger Linka, C.Arb
Anne Wallace, QC, C.Arb, C.Med
Note: The ADR Institute of Canada National Introductory Training Programs
are delivered exclusively through highly qualified Trainers who have
been accredited by the ADR Institute of Canada to deliver the programs.
COURSE FEES & REGISTRATION
(2020 rates. Subject to change for 2021)
ADR Institute Members: $2,395 (plus applicable taxes)
Non-Members: $2,595 (plus applicable taxes)
View our Registration protocol.
(2020 dates and rates. Subject to change once the 2021 dates are confirmed).
Request for cancellation must be received in writing. Requests received on or prior to October 18, 2020 receive a full refund less a $200 administration fee; after October 18, 2020, receive a full refund less a $750 administration fee.