The three-day Accelerated Route to Fellowship program is a designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution. Fellowship is the highest grade of CIArb membership and allows the use of the designation FCIArb.
The program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases. Satisfactory assessment of performance in role play exercises will permit the candidate to take the award writing examination for qualification as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, which will be administered as part of the program. The three-day program is a process comprised of three elements:
1. Oral Assessment
This element of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Programme consists of two days of oral assessment based on a case study of a dispute. You will be assessed on your knowledge, judgment and self-presentation on a series of problems, written exercises and role play, as well as your reasoned award writing ability.
2. Written Assessment
Written assignments will be part of the assessment process during the workshop. One of the written assignments will be prepared in advance of the workshop and will be collected early on the first day of the workshop.
3. Award Writing Examination
This element consists of a written open book examination in which an Award must be written and fully reasoned, based on the evidence in an arbitration proceeding. The exam is administered as part of this program. To receive a passing grade, the Award must meet international standards for enforcement. This element is included in the tuition cost of this program.
Following successful completion of the three elements described above candidates may apply for a Peer Interview. There will be a separate charge for the Peer Interview process: it is not included in the tuition cost of this program.
Who Should Attend?
Practicing lawyers with at least 10 years litigation and/or Dispute Resolution experience. For further information regarding one’s qualification to participate in the program, please contact Jim Reiman, Program Director (jreiman@ReimanADR.com). Assessment. Continual assessment throughout the workshop, written submittals and award writing exam.
Successfully passing the Oral and Written assessments at the Accelerated Route to Fellowship program allows the candidate to take the Award Writing Examination. Successful completion of the Award Writing Examination and (separate) Peer Review Interview allows the candidate to apply for Fellow status (for full details of route to Fellowship, please visit the CIArb website www.ciarb.org). Candidates can apply for Associate membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at any time.
Timing and Scheduling
The program will commence at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, April 21, 2019 (workshops will commence at 9:00) and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019. The award writing examination will commence at 9:00 AM and conclude at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. For those scheduling flights, we suggest you plan on departing the host venue’s offices no earlier than 2:30 p.m. to assure that you’ve time to properly turn in your exam, complete all post-exam forms, and receive your Certificate of Attendance. There will be a cocktail and dinner for Candidates and Faculty on Sunday, April 28, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM. The cost of this dinner is included in your tuition fee. A light breakfast, lunch, and beverages/snacks will be provided on Sunday and Monday by our host JAMS Miami at no cost to our attendees. We are anticipating strong demand for this program and would ask that you register at the earliest possible date. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.
Program Fee Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program registration fee: $1,950.00– General attendees $1,750.00 – Current ABA Construction Forum Members $1,750.00 – Current CIArb members upgrading their membership $1,750.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more from the same firm
* Fee includes all workshop materials, coffee, refreshments, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on April 28, 2019, continental breakfast and lunch on April 29, 2019, a continental breakfast on April 30, 2019. Tuition for Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program includes the Oral Assessment and Award Writing examination. For applicants requiring a Visa Letter there is an additional cost of $75 (to defray expenses).
Cancellation: A cancellation fee of $150 will be charged if cancellation is prior to April 1, 2019; $500 if after April 1, 2019 but prior April 15, 2019. No tuition refunds will be made if cancellation is after April 15, 2019, however the full tuition sum paid less $500 may be credited toward a future Accelerated Route to Fellowship program offered by the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.