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Chicago Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

October 20

Labor Arbitration Conference Chicago Illinois
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Fairmont Chicago
200 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Early Registration Price: $450.00
Early Registration: On or Before 7/15/2023
NOTE: We must receive registration form (with payment arrangements indicated) by this date for early registration rate to be honored.
Regular Price: $525.00

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Conference Description

The place to learn is where the teachers are among the top tier of labor arbitrators, the materials are complete, your questions are answered, and the instruction is practical so you can put the training to immediate use.

At this conference, you will learn the lates developments, refine your advocacy skills, and be prompted to think about strategy and arguments in your own work. Full agenda and topic details are detailed in link above.

We welcome you to Chicago for superb training with a top-notch faculty.


The arbitrators on the faculty have substantial experience as teachers and arbitrators. In alphabetical order, George Fitzsimmons is a prominent labor arbitrator and serves on several panels and as umpire under many agreements. He is a former trial attorney. Jeffrey Jacobs also practiced law and for the past 25 years, has been a popular labor arbitrator. Mark Suardi is a distinguished labor arbitrator and sits on numerous panels. He has been a university instructor and attorney. Kathryn VanDagens is a highly- regarded labor arbitrator. She previously practiced law and taught at Michigan State University’s law school. Jeanne Vonhof, based in Chicago, is one of the top labor arbitrators in the country. She is a permanent umpire under several regional and national agreements. All of the faculty members enjoy teaching and answering audience questions.

CLE/HRCI/SHRM Information

This program has been approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Most often, it is 7.0 credits. Please let us know on the registration form which state(s) you need credits.

This program is valid for 7.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM-CPsm. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This program has also been approved for 7 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

Facility Description

This conference is one of the best values in continuing education. The tuition is among the lowest of CLE and CE programs in the field of labor and employment law. Chicago is also reasonably-priced for airfares, with many choices of airlines and flight times into O’Hare and Midway. The group rate at the Fairmont is a very good value, not just for Chicago and other hotels in the top tier, but also in comparison to other major U.S. cities.


Please use THIS DIRECT RESERVATION LINK or call the Fairmont at 312-565-8000 or the Fairmont’s Global Reservations Centre at 1-800-441-1414 to reserve your room. Please let the agent know that you are attending the Labor Arbitration Institute in order to receive the group rate of $249.00 single or double occupancy.

Please make your reservation as early as possible. The hotel releases the sleeping room block for general sale to the public on September 28, 2023 and often, the block has sold-out several weeks before that date.



October 20


Labor Arbitration Institute


Fairmont Chicago
200 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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