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Making the Most of Arbitration Events and Gatherings

Thursday, March, 24, 2011


For attorneys or other people that are new to the arbitration process or career, there are plenty of ways that they can become connected to the field. One way is by attending as many arbitration events and gatherings as possible. It is truly a great idea for any attorney or qualified arbitrator to do as much efficient networking at arbitration events as possible.

At an arbitration event, a new arbitrator in the field should simply try to gather as many business cards as possible. By getting acquainted with other arbitrators, one can build solid professional relationships with them. Arbitrators typically work together on cases that are heard, so it is important that they have good relationships with one another. Working on a case with an arbitrator that is difficult or not open to communication can negatively impact the entire case of a set of clients.

It is also a great idea for any new arbitrator in the field to attend as many seminars or lectures as possible. Attending these sorts of events can allow an arbitrator to constantly be updating his or her skill set. In addition, an arbitrator may learn how to effectively use technology, so that he or she can decide a case in the best way possible for clients. It is also a great idea to attend fun charity events that feature arbitrators meeting up together, because these events get a new arbitrator to be connected with a new community and allow him or her to build up respect.