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 an ADRBC member you will have the opportunity to network with other professionals, while benefiting from significant member discounts, every year at the ADRBC (formerly BCAMI) Symposium.
  • * Advance Your Career in ADR. You option to have name added to ADRBC's ICBC roster as the Arbitration Training Course is presented in fulfilment of ADRBC'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 Resolutions, located at Suite 1300 – 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

Part I – Basic Law for Arbitrators

February 20-22, 2018

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

March 27-29, 2018

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 ADRBC materials.

Acknowledgement: Certificate of Completion – 25 hours


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Part III – Arbitration Workshop

May 8-10, 2018

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 ADRBC materials.

Acknowledgement: Certificate of Completion – 22 hours

 

ICBC Coverage Disputes

½ day; no test

The course is presented in fulfilment of ADRBC'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: ADRBC Course Materials

Acknowledgment: eligible for appointment to ADRBC Coverage Dispute Roster


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Latest News

New Online Membership Application

Posted on 11/25/2016
A new online membership application is coming soon.

Fall Arbitrator Training Course Registration Open

Posted on 2/14/2017
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.

Contact Us



ADR Institute of British Columbia
(formerly the BCAMI)
366-1275 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1A6

Toll Free BC: 1-877-332-2264
Vancouver: (604) 736-6614
Fax: (604) 736-6611

Email: info@adrbc.com