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Cleveland Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

August 5, 2021

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InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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Registration Price: $325.00

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Conference Description

Spend a day with labor arbitrators who have taught at leading law schools and universities. As a group, they have heard thousands of cases. They will cover the arbitral & legal principles in discipline and contract interpretation.

The meeting room at the hotel is owned by and on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic. They are at the forefront of the public health issues and safety. All rules and guidelines will be followed.

Your time is valuable and this conference will maximize the investment in your own training.

Tuition covers admission to all sessions, the workbook, and all breaks.


In alphabetical order, Steve Befort is a highly sought-after labor arbitrator, professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and former editor of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Harry Graham spent his teaching career at Cleveland State University and is among the top labor arbitrators in the Midwest and East. George Roumell is a long-time labor arbitrator on numerous panels, regionally and nationally. He taught labor arbitration at Michigan State University’s law school. Mark Suardi is one the top labor arbitrators in the Midwest. He previously practiced law and taught as an adjunct professor. All of the faculty members enjoy teaching and helping advocates who process grievances and prepare/present cases.

CLE/HRCI/SHRM Information

Attorneys and HR professionals can earn credit.

The number of credits for attorneys depends on the state. Please let us know on the registration form where you hold a license. (Most often, it is 7.0 CLE credits.)

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

This program has also been approved for 7.0 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

The conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic. This facility is ideal for educational settings. If you stay overnight, you will be steps away from the conference.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel, the site of the conference. The group rate is $182 single or double occupancy. The room block is limited, so we recommend that reservations be made as early as possible (The group rate expires on July 5, 2021). Reservations can be made by calling the InterContinental at 1-216-707-4100 or 855-765-8709. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Labor Arbitration Institute conference in order to receive the discounted rate.



August 5, 2021


Labor Arbitration Institute


InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106, OH 44106 United States
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