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Seattle Labor Law & Labor Arbitration Conference

October 11

Labor Arbitration Conference Seattle Washington
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Seattle Convention Center
6th Floor
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA  98101

Early Registration Price: $450.00 (on or before June 15, 2024)
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: $550.00 (after June 15, 2024)

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Conference Description

Conference Description:

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 link 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.


All of the faculty members have decades of experience as labor arbitrators and they enjoy teaching. Steve Befort is a labor arbitrator and law professor; he is also the former editor of the ABA Journal on Labor & Employment law. John Kagel is a former president of the National Academy of Arbitrators and the umpire under several national agreements. Jeffrey Jacobs is a former labor attorney and a distinguished labor arbitrator. Mark Suardi is a prominent labor arbitrator; he previously practiced law and taught at the university level.

CLE/HRCI/SHRM Information

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 

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

Facility Description

The conference will be held at the Seattle Convention Center (previously called the Washington State 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:A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Seattle which is close to the Seattle Convention Center, the site of the conference. You can either book a sleeping room via this direct reservations link or call 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 $279.00 single. Reservations must be made by September 19, 2024 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.



October 11


Labor Arbitration Institute


Seattle Convention Center – 6th Floor
705 Pike St
Seattle, 98101 United States
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