Course Registration

Our next Court-Appointed Arbitrator Training is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017.  The cost is $375.   This class is now full, and registration is closed.  If you are interested in being listed on a wait-list, in the event of a cancellation, please send us an email to that effect.

Training Summary

This 4-hour Florida Supreme Court Approved Court-Appointed Arbitrator Training program (1:00 PM – 5:15 PM on the day of the training) combines lecture and discussion to promote comprehensive understanding and skills development for the arbitrator appointed to arbitrate a county or circuit court action. Among the topics and subject matter covered: Differences between:

  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Mandatory/Nonbinding and Voluntary/Binding Arbitration
  • “Court-Connected” and other types of Arbitration

As well as:

  • Relevant Florida Statutes Procedural Rules
  • Arbitrator Ethics
  • Arbitration Award Drafting
  • Attorney’s Fees Issues in Arbitration
  • Practice and Business of Arbitration

Continuing Legal Education Credits

Florida Bar CLE Course accreditation (Course info: #1406550N, provider # 0230619 for 4.5 CLER (including .5 ethics))

About The Trainer

Primary Trainer Christopher M. Shulman is a Federal, Circuit Civil, and County Mediator and an Approved Court-Appointed Arbitrator Trainer. With more than 1600 arbitrations or adjudications completed (including more than 400 court-appointed arbitrations and another approximately 350 arbitrations in other fora), he has earned a wealth of practical knowledge arbitrating in a large variety of subject matter areas. He has taught at the graduate level for more than 20 years and teaches various ADR courses as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law. Chris is also a practicing mediator and arbitrator and has focused his energies solely on serving as the neutral since 2002. He has spoken at most of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s conferences for the past 15 years, as well as at many private ADR seminars. Chris is also a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial, Employment, Labor, Large and Complex Case, and Consumer Arbitration (CAP) Panels, an FMCS Labor Arbitrator, a City of St. Petersburg Wage Theft Hearing Examiner, a Pinellas County Wage Theft Special Magistrate, and a former Hillsborough County Childcare Licensing Hearing Officer. He also serves on the Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee.

Training Location

Shulman ADR Law, P.A., 5111 Ehrlich Road, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33624

The Fine Print

Trainee cancellations more than two weeks prior to the class start date will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee, unless applied towards tuition for the next subsequent training; trainee cancellations on less notice (including, without limitation, failure to attend class) will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee; requests for waiver of the cancellation fee due to emergency will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Attendance substitutions are permitted up to one day prior to the start date of the session. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants per course. Less than minimum enrollment may lead to postponement; registration fees previously collected will be applied towards the next training offered or a refund will be granted without penalty.

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