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Columbia Marriott Hotel

 South Carolina Circuit and Family Court Arbitrator Certification Training

Presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

Friday, May 2, 2014

Columbia Marriott Hotel
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 



Registration Fees (lunch included)
Early Bird: $285
Regular: (received after April 18): $335 

The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is pleased to offer, for the first time since 2005, a “South Carolina Circuit Court Arbitrator Certification Training” program. This special seminar meets the qualifications under S.C. ADR Rule 19 for circuit and  family court certification training. Attendance at the seminar will provide participants with an overview of various forms of alternative dispute resolution, how arbitration fits within the big picture and the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration, including a comprehensive discussion of South Carolina’s ADR rules, as well as the Federal Arbitration Act. Participants will learn practical skills necessary to properly conduct an arbitration hearing and determine awards as well as witness an arbitration simulation with emphasis on solutions to common problems that arise in the arbitration scenario. In addition, there will be a detailed discussion of moral issues facing arbitrators, litigants and their counsel, with a view toward ethical rules of practical application for neutrals. Finally, participants will benefit from a panel discussion composed of our experienced and authoritative faculty, several who serve or have served on the Supreme Court’s ADR Commission. The panel will not only discuss valuable tips for successful arbitration practice but tackle trips and traps you can expect to encounter as an arbitrator in South Carolina.
Participants will be encouraged to join the discussion, so come prepared to ask your own questions and offer your own insights. This important program may not be offered again in 2014, so if you are contemplating becoming a certified circuit court arbitrator, you won’t want to miss it!

8:30 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:55 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks
                      Hon. Lisa Kinon
9:00 a.m.     ADR 101
                      In this broad-brush overview, you will learn the differences between arbitration and other methods of ADR, as                                      well as the differences between circuit and family court arbitration.
                      Hon. Lisa A. Kinon
9:30 a.m.     ADR Rules and the State and Federal Arbitration Acts
                      This presentation will constitute a comprehensive discussion of South Carolina’s
                      ADR rules and the South Carolina and Federal Arbitration Acts
                      Harry L. Goldberg
10:15 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m.   How to Conduct an Arbitration Hearing and Determine Awards
                      You will learn the procedures and practical skills necessary to conduct an effective and efficient arbitration                                            hearing and make appropriate awards
                      Walter B. Todd Jr.
11:30 a.m.   Lunch (provided)
12:15 p.m.  Arbitration in Family Court
                      This segment will teach you the nuances of Family Court Arbitration with an emphasis on equipping you to be                                      an effective and confident arbitrator when dealing with family law issues
                      Mark O. Andrews
1:15 p.m.     Ethical Issues in Arbitration
                      This presentation will comprehensively cover and provide practical guidance on the ethical rules that apply to                                      arbitrators and parties
                       Kevin M. Barth
2:15 p.m.     Break
2:30 p.m.     Demonstration of an Arbitration
                       In this session, you will observe our faculty as they simulate an effective arbitration, with special emphasis on                                      how to handle frequently encountered dilemmas
                       Faculty Participants led by
                       Karl A. Folkens
4 p.m.           Tips, Tricks, and Traps in Arbitration
                       In this powerful closing session our faculty panel will lead you through an interactive question and answer                                            discussion of arbitration best practices and solutions to those tricky situations that threaten to derail the                                                  arbitration process
                       Faculty Panel
4:30 p.m.      Adjourn


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