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Cleveland Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

April 16

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InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
InterContinental Hotel Website »

Early Registration Price: $450.00
Early Registration Cutoff Date: On or Before 01/02/2024
NOTE: We must receive registration form (with payment arrangements indicated) by this date for early registration rate to be honored.
Regular Price: $550.00

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Conference Description

Spend a day with labor arbitrators who are good teachers and understand the practical side of the grievance procedure and the arbitration hearing. As a group, they have heard thousands of cases. They will cover the arbitral & legal principles in the areas of discipline and contract law. The agenda link above provides more program details.

We welcome you to Cleveland. Your time is valuable and this conference will maximize the investment in your own training.


In alphabetical order, Steve Befort teaches at the University of Minnesota Law School, is the past editor of the ABA’s highly respected journal on Labor & Employment Law, and a nationally known labor arbitrator. Micheal Falvo is a popular labor arbitrator in the Midwest and East. Earlier in his career he was labor counsel for the City of Detroit and a teacher at Wayne State University. Harry Graham is a distinguished labor arbitrator. He was a professor at Cleveland State University, and before that, at the University of Wisconsin and University of Iowa. Kathryn VanDagens is a prominent labor arbitrator, after first practicing law and teaching at Michigan State University’s law school. She is on numerous panels. Finally, Jeanne Vonhof has over 25 years of experience, with umpireships on several national panels, including those in steel, airlines, and education. She has also taught at Indiana University. 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 (or the online 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 meetings. If you stay overnight, you will be steps away from the conference.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel, the site of the conference. The group rate is $195 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 March 15, 2024). 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. You can also make a reservation using THIS DIRECT PASSKEY LINK.



April 16


Labor Arbitration Institute


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