Virtual 2 Day Workshop in Advocacy Skills for Arbitration Hearings
The CIArb Virtual Workshop in Advocacy Skills for Arbitration Hearings is an essential course for Fellows, especially those who come from civil jurisdictions where dedicated oral advocacy training may not be available or those who simply want to brush up on their skills.
The course will be delivered on 15 and 16 July 2022 and will involve elements of both interactive learning as well and practical elements where candidates will be able to take part in a mock 1-day hearing before experienced arbitrators, receiving dedicated feedback to improve their method and develop a more persuasive style.
The course will cover written and oral submissions and cross-examination of lay witnesses. Candidates will be expected to undertake pre-reading before arriving and the course will run for 9 hours over the two dates: 3 hours in the afternoon on Friday 15 and Saturday 6 hours on 16 July (full day).The Saturday session will simulate a real arbitration hearing, providing invaluable practical experience for attendees. Pre-reading will be published on Learn ADR at least 10 days before the workshop. Access to Learn ADR and Zoom will be provided via email nearer the date.
This course aims to give candidates:
Understanding of the purpose of written and oral advocacy
Understanding of how to structure documents and oral submissions
Knowledge and experience in techniques for examination of lay witnesses
Practical experience of the essential elements of an evidential hearing
Registration will close on 8 July to allow for pre-reading. If places are filled before this date, the registration may be brought forward at the discretion of CIArb. This event is strictly limited to 28 attendees.
Failure to attend on the Friday 15th session may result in refusal of admission on Saturday 16th, to avoid disruption to other candidates experience.
Research and Academic Affairs Manager, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Mercy McBrayer, FCIArb, is CIArb’s Research and Academic Affairs Manager. Mercy is a United States qualified attorney (Texas) and certified mediator with experience as party counsel in commercial business litigation and arbitration. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in comparative and international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University of London, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Science (MSc) in environmental biology from the University of North Texas. Mercy is also a graduate of CIArb’s Post-Graduate Diploma programme in international commercial arbitration (PGDip). Mercy trained in international commercial arbitration with Al Tamimi and Co. in Dubai, UAE, and was an associate with Blume, Faulkner, and Skeen in Dallas, Texas, before joining the CIArb Executive in 2018. Mercy is CIArb’s observer delegate to UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III and curator of CIArb’s professional practice guidelines. She is an assistant editor of the CIArb Journal, a Teaching Fellow in international arbitration at Queen Mary University of London, a speaker and lecturer on issues of international arbitration and ADR, and moot coach. Mercy is a US citizen who grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and is based in London, UK.