Arbitrator Training Course


Gain New Skills  Advance Your Career  Network  Top Up CPD Credits

  • * Develop New Skills. Not only will you learn the skills necessary to be an effective as an arbitrator, you will also acquire valuable skills that can be applied in other professional settings.
  • * Build Your Network. As a BCAMI member you will have the opportunity to network with other professionals, while benefiting from significant member discounts, every year at the BCAMI Symposium.
  • * Advance Your Career in ADR. You option to have name added to BCAMI's ICBC roster as the Arbitration Training Course is presented in fulfilment of BCAMI's arrangement with ICBC to provide trained arbitrators for the coverage dispute program.
  • * CPD Credits. The Law Society of BC (Part II: 18 hours, Part III: 15 hours); Mediate BC (Part I: 18 hours, Part II: 21 hours, Part III: 14 hours).
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Courses are delivered in Vancouver at the BCAMI Office, located at 366-1275 West 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6H 1A6.

Part I – Basic Law for Arbitrators

September 19-21, 2017

3 days x 6 hours, plus post-test (4 hours credit if successful)

CPD Credits: Mediate BC (18 hours)

Intended for non-lawyers

An introduction to basic principles of law focusing on commercial disputes. Intensive review of principles of general contract law, plus selected types of contracts. There is an optional pre-course reading assignment.

Text: Smyth, Soberman, Easson, McGilll, The Law and Business Administration in Canada

Acknowledgement: Certificate of Completion – 22 hours

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Part II – Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings

October 24-26, 2017

3 days x 7 hours, plus post-test (4 hours credit if successful)

CPD Credits: The Law Society of BC (18 hours) and Mediate BC (21 hours)

Intensive review of the BC Arbitration Act and rules of procedure including options under various sets of rules (BCICAC, ADRIC, plus others); evaluating types of evidence; practice issues; ethical concerns; natural justice in distance, documents only and in-person hearings.

Text: ADRIC, The Arbitration Practice Handbook, plus BCAMI materials.

Acknowledgement: Certificate of Completion – 25 hours


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Part III – Arbitration Workshop

November 28-30, 2017

2 days x 7 hours, plus post-test (8 hours credit if successful)

CPD Credits: The Law Society of BC (15 hours) and Mediate BC (14 hours)

Review arbitrator's role and rules of procedure; practice decision writing; role-play in-person arbitration. Each participant will conduct a minimum of 2 arbitrations and be an observer or given a role to act as plaintive or defendant in others.)

Text: ADRIC, The Arbitration Practice Handbook, plus BCAMI materials.

Acknowledgement: Certificate of Completion – 22 hours

 

ICBC Coverage Disputes

½ day; no test

The course is presented in fulfilment of BCAMI's arrangement with ICBC to provide trained arbitrators for the coverage dispute program, with intensive focus on principles of determining "actual cash value" of wrecked automobiles in documents-only arbitration.

Advanced instruction in statutory arbitration scheme for vehicle damage disputes. Specialized documents-only arbitration training in determination of Actual Cash Value of total loss vehicles.

Text: BCAMI Course Materials

Acknowledgment: eligible for appointment to BCAMI Coverage Dispute Roster


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