LERA Gateway Chapter again offering popular arbitration program

LERA LogoThe Labor & Employment Relations Association Gateway Chapter is offering its popular arbitration program again this year – Arbitration 2016: “the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” – on Wednesday, May 4 at the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 148 hall, 11000 Lin Valle Drive in St. Louis.

The program will begin with breakfast and registration at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8:15-11:15 a.m.


This year’s program sessions include:

  • Prepare and Present: An Arbitrator’s Perspective – Presenters Janine Martin, of Hammond & Shinners, and Sabrina Wrenn, of Hesse Martone, will provide insight on how to handle current issues in arbitration practice.
  • An Advocate’s View from the Trenches – Presenter Marke Suardi, of the National Academy of Arbitrators, will provide suggestions and inside tips on how best to prepare and present your case.
  • How Would You Rule? – Presenters Ed Harrick and Jim O’Grady, of the National Academy of Arbitrators, and arbitrator Michael Hill will present a series of arbitration scenarios and ask participants to consider how they would decide the case. The panel of arbitrators will then discuss how they would have decided.


Register online at the LERAwebsite at www.lera-gateway.org. The program is free for LERA patron and co-sponsor members and $25 for LERA individual and non-members.

For more information, contact David Kaplan at kaplandm@slu.edu or call 314-977-3819.

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