Timothy M. Holly and Aaron Shapiro of Connolly Gallagher LLP, with Kevin Fasic and Katherine Witherspoon of Cooch and Taylor LLP, presented a course on arbitration on June 21, designed to enable practitioners to qualify as arbitrators in employment and labor law.
The topics covered in the training included choice of law, evidence, pre-hearing dispute resolution, motion practice, hearing procedures, applicable rules, available remedies, the enforceability of agreements to arbitrate and arbitration awards, methods for selecting and paying arbitrators, and the overall benefits of arbitrating labor and employment disputes.
The presentation was recorded for later viewing through the Delaware State Bar Association, which in February 2017 initiated a program to certify arbitrators in three practice-specific disciplines: employment and labor; commercial law; and personal injury. The program started with a general course on conducting an arbitration (including a session on an expected revamped Superior Court Rule 16.1) with participants later completing one or more of the concentration courses to secure certification. The topical courses were designed as single-session, intense focus training programs.
Holly and Shapiro focus on labor and employment matters at Connolly Gallagher, for institutional and individual clients. Their practice includes advising clients on pre- and post-employment agreements, employment policies and benefits, state and federal equal employment compliance, associated litigation, and pre- and intra-litigation alternative dispute resolution. They also represent clients for collective bargaining matters, including union negotiations, elections and bargaining unit development, unfair labor practice matters, contract enforcement and binding interest arbitration.
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