Jennifer Platzkere Snyder, a Partner in Dilworth Paxson’s Labor and Employment Group, will be a presenter at the American Arbitration Association and the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Academy of Arbitrators’ program “Meet the Advocates” on Thursday, February 1 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.
Ever wonder what qualifications advocates are looking for when they review a list of neutrals? Whether past history with an arbitrator makes a difference? Whether advocates consult each other during the selection process? Do you get skipped just because you’re new?
Ever wonder what labor and employment advocates really think of the arbitration process? What their views are on how arbitrators conduct hearings? Make procedural rulings? Handle questions on evidence or manage hostile or antagonistic situations in the hearing room?
And, have you ever wondered how much attention is paid to written decisions—beside the words: “Grievance sustained” or “Grievance denied”? If the opinion is read beyond those phrases, what are advocates really looking for? And how about the path that decisions take after they’re submitted, including publication? Do they get shared within and between firms?
These topics will be the focus of a distinguished roster of highly experienced advocates, part union-employee side and part management-employer side who appoint arbitrators in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland areas.
The program will be held at the Philadelphia Racquet Club, 215 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA, where complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. Reservations are required and cost $35 to attend. RSVP by contacting Maria Landi at LandiM@adr.org or 215-731-2280.