Becoming a Labor Arbitrator – Seattle

/Becoming a Labor Arbitrator – Seattle

ExpiredBecoming a Labor Arbitrator – Seattle

June 18-22, 2018

Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm; Friday 8:30 am- 1pm

Once you bio has been approved  and if you are paying by check please mail to:
FMCS Institute
2001 6th Avenue Suite # 2500
Seattle, WA 98121


FMCS Institute Seattle Training Center
2001 6th Avenue Suite # 2500
Seattle, WA 98121

This course is geared toward labor-management practitioners with substantial experience in labor relations (pursuant to collective bargaining) who wish to become labor arbitrators. The course can also enhance the practice and skills of current arbitrators.

Topics Include:

  • The law of arbitration
  • Arbitration practice, scheduling and pre-hearing procedures
  • Conducting the hearing, framing issues, and handling witnesses and records
  • Evidence
  • Award and opinion writing
  • Ethics
  • FMCS arbitration policies and procedures
  • Building a practice
  • Application process to the FMCS Roster of Arbitrators


Martin Malin, Arbitrator
Catherine Harris, Arbitrator

With Arthur Pearlstein, FMCS Director of Arbitration

Course Prerequisites:

A biography or resume is required

Please submit a clear bio or resume reflecting  your years of experience in the collective bargaining context, including the relevant positions, responsibilities, and time periods. After submission you should receive an acceptance letter for admission to this course.

Please note: Successful completion of this course is an acceptable substitute for three of the five minimum number of cases required to be placed on the FMCS Arbitrator Roster, but does not guarantee selection for the FMCS Roster.

Registration Information:

** Please make course payment and hotel reservation only after you have received a bio/resume acceptance letter for this course.**

  • Please reserve your seat for this class first in the registration area then submit your bio to:
  • Once your bio has been approved you will be notified to make payment and receive hotel information.

 Cancellation Policy:

The Institute will enforce the following cancellation policy as this course is typically offered only twice a year. Cancellations received more than 7 days in advance will be fully refunded less a $50.00 processing fee. No-shows and cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the seminar date are not eligible for a refund. Substitutions may be made at any time.

SHRM Credits:

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has approved the FMCS Institute to join their Recertification Provider network. The FMCS Institute now awards SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for individuals seeking to recertify for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certificates. Contact the Institute at for more information

CLE Credits:

The FMCS Institute offers Continuing Legal Education credits (CLE) in the state that course is taking place.  If you are applying for CLE credits in another state we will provide you with additional documents that may be needed for you to apply in the state of choice. Contact the Institute at for more information

Please note: A service animal (dog) may be present in the classroom.


  • Becoming a Labor Arbitrator
    06/18/2018 - 06/22/2018
    8:30 AM