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Cleveland Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

May 24

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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 02/28/2023
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

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, Richard Adelman is a highly sought-after labor arbitrator and umpire under several major agreements. He started is career at the NLRB and in private practice. Walt De Treux also practiced labor law before becoming a labor arbitrator. He is among the top tier of labor arbitrators in the country. Mark Suardi is one the top labor arbitrators in the Midwest. He previously practiced law and taught as an adjunct professor. 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. All of the faculty members enjoy teaching and helping advocates who process grievances and prepare/present cases.

CLE/HRCI/SHRM Information

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 April 22, 2023). Reservations can be made by calling the InterContinental at 1-216-707-4100 or 855-765-8709 or use THIS DIRECT RESERVATION LINK. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Labor Arbitration Institute conference in order to receive the discounted rate.


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May 24


Labor Arbitration Institute


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