Seattle Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference
Washington State Convention Center (6th Floor)
(Now called Seattle Convention Center)
800 Convention Place
Seattle, Washington 98101
Washington State Convention Center Website »
Early Registration Price: $375.00 (on or before June 15, 2022)
Early Registration Cutoff Date: June 15
NOTE: We must receive registration form (with payment arrangements indicated) by this date for early registration rate to be honored.
Regular Price: $475.00 (after June 15, 2022)
This fall, four of the nation’s top labor arbitrators cover the topics which are important to labor and management. The educational approach is one of theory and practice, so you can craft the arguments and choose the strategy or strategies based on your individual workplace. The topics are outlined in the agenda linked above.
We also use a variety of teaching formats because learning styles differ. Some of the most popular sessions of the conference are the short case studies and panel discussions. You can ask also the arbitrators any question, whether in-person or by question card.
We welcome you to Seattle. Come for the education — especially the insights that will help you tackle the next case or personnel issue.
Steve Befort is a prominent labor arbitrator and law professor at the University of Minnesota. Andrea Dooley is a former labor attorney with a large law firm and for a major corporation and a distinguished labor arbitrator. Elizabeth Ford is on the faculty of Seattle University School of Law and a highly regarded labor arbitrator. John Kagel is a former president of the National Academy of Arbitrators and labor arbitrator/umpire under several major agreements. All enjoy teaching and answering audience questions.
CLE credit is available in all states with mandatory CLE requirements. Just let us know where you hold a license (see the box to check on the registration form). The Labor Arbitration Institute is an accredited provider for Pennsylvania and California attorneys. This program has been approved in other states, as well
The Labor Arbitration Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 7.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPsm or SHRM- SCPsm. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org
This program has been approved for 7 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.
The conference will be held at the Washington State Convention Center (now called the Seattle Convention Center) in downtown Seattle. This facility is easy-to-locate and navigate. It is also within walking distance of Seattle’s popular restaurants and night life.
Hotel Accommodations:THIS LINK or by calling the Hilton Seattle at 1-206-624-0500 and indicate that you are attending the Labor Arbitration Institute in order to receive the group rate of $199 single. Reservations must be made by September 6, 2022, and we strongly suggest making them as early as possible. If you are uncertain of your plans, be sure to ask the Hotel reservations agent about the penalty for canceling a reservation.A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Seattle, which is close to the Washington State Convention Center, the site of the conference. You can book a room directly via